|Critical Theory and the Human Condition|
Founders and Praxis
Peters / Lankshear / Olssen (Hg)
2003, 288 S, Pb, (Lang)
This book presents essays written by internationally acclaimed scholars on the leading figures and major social projects and movements within the tradition of critical theory. Critical Theory and the Human Condition is organized in two parts: "Labors of the Dialectic" and "Projects and Movements". "Labors of the Dialectic" addresses key themes associated with the work of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Eric Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Jürgen Habermas and Maxine Greene. Their work is situated in relation to contemporary issues associated with the human condition. "Projects and Movements" deals with the new politics of cynicism, knowledge, dialogue and humanization, critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, the body and feminist aesthetics, cultural studies, and the environment.