Critical Theory Today

A User-Friendly Guide

Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317643232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

View: 2028

This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

Letzte Ehre

{L wie Leichtsinn}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304337

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 2075

Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Kinsey Millhone kann es einfach nicht lassen: Endlich hat sich die Privatdetektivin einmal vorgenommen, richtig auszuspannen, da stolpert sie auch schon über den nächsten Fall. Diesmal geht es um den verstorbenen Kriegsveteranen Johnny Lee. Wieso taucht sein Name nirgends in den militärischen Akten auf? Und warum sind so viele Leute an seinem Nachlaß interessiert? Kinsey muß all ihren Mut und ihre Intelligenz einsetzen, denn bald wird es auch für sie äußerst gefährlich ...

Critical Theory Today

The Frankfurt School, how Relevant is it Today?

Author: Ph. van Engeldorp Gastelaars,Sławomir Magala,Otmar Preuss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Critical theory

Page: 240

View: 7165

The Left Hemisphere

Mapping Critical Theory Today

Author: Razmig Keucheyan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781781685594

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 3987

Describes the theories and efforts of those on the radical Left who are searching for new approaches to transform the world and move away from capitalism while moving past the disastrous socialist experiments of the past.

Using Critical Theory

How to Read and Write About Literature

Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136645683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 9970

Explaining both why theory is important and how to use it, Lois Tyson introduces beginning students of literature to this often daunting area in a friendly and approachable style. The new edition of this textbook is clearly structured with chapters based on major theories that students are expected to cover in their studies. Key features include: coverage of major theories including psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, lesbian/gay/queer theories, postcolonial theory, African American theory, and a new chapter on New Criticism (formalism) practical demonstrations of how to use these theories on short literary works selected from canonical authors including William Faulkner and Alice Walker a new chapter on reader-response theory that shows students how to use their personal responses to literature while avoiding typical pitfalls new sections on cultural criticism for each chapter new ‘further practice’ and ‘further reading’ sections for each chapter a useful "next step" appendix that suggests additional literary titles for extra practice. Comprehensive, easy to use, and fully updated throughout, Using Critical Theory is the ideal first step for students beginning degrees in literature, composition and cultural studies.

Social Theory Today

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804715140

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 4603

Social theory has undergone dramatic changes over the past fifteen years. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive survey of those changes, and an authoritative statement on current trends of development in social thought. The contents of the book range in a systematic way across the major traditions of social theory prominent today. Among the topics covered are the relationships between modern social theory and the 'classics' of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the connections between social theory and mathematical social science; and the logical status of generalizations in the social sciences. Traditions of thought discussed include: behaviourism; symbolic interactionism; Parsonian theory; analytical theory; structuralism and post-structuralism; ethnomethodology; structuration theory; world systems theory; Marxism and critical theory.

Learning for a Diverse World

Using Critical Theory to Read and Write about Literature

Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815337744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 9711

This book explains the basic concepts of six critical theories in popular academic use - psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gay/lesbian, African-American, and post-colonial - and shows how they can be employed to interpret the five short literary works in the book: Emily Dickinson's I started Early-Took My Dog, William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily, Ralph Ellison's The Battle Royal, Alice Walker's Everyday Use, and Jewelle Gomez's Don't Explain. In addition, a chapter on reader-response theory shows students how to understand their personal responses to literature and how to use that understanding to produce more insightful interpretations while avoiding the typical pitfalls to which their personal responses make them vulnerable. Intended for college students new to the study of literature, this book is written in simple language and guides students through the process of gathering textual data to support sample interpretations of its selected literary works. Each sample interpretation demonstrates a different aspect of the theory at hand and thus serves as a template for future literary analysis.

Critical Theory and African Literature Today

A Review

Author: Eldred Durosimi Jones,Eustace Palmer,Marjorie Jones

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865434417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 122

View: 6280

An analysis of the literary criticism of modern African Literature.

North American Critical Theory After Postmodernism

Contemporary Dialogues

Author: P. Nickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137262869

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 8261

In a series of interviews this book explores the formative experiences of a generation of critical theorists whose work originated in the midst of what has been called 'the postmodern turn,' including discussions of their views on the evolution of critical theory over the past 30 years and their assessment of contemporary politics.

Habermas-Handbuch

Author: Hauke Brunkhorst,Regina Kreide,Cristina Lafont

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476052230

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 7777

Bekanntester deutscher Philosoph der Gegenwart. Seit mehr als fünfzig Jahren prägt Jürgen Habermas das intellektuelle Leben Deutschlands und darüber hinaus. Mit seinem Werk nimmt er entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Wissenschaften, auf Politik und aktuelle gesellschaftliche Diskussionen. Neben einem Überblick zur Biografie stellt das Handbuch Habermas intellektuelle Kontexte, wie z. B. die Frankfurter Schule, vor und beleuchtet die wichtigsten Stationen seines komplexen Werkes. Der Schlussteil informiert über Begriffe und Konzepte, die sich durch das gesamte Werk ziehen.

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476014347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 6497

Was ist Literatur? , fragt das mittlerweile legendäre Einleitungskapitel dieses Bandes. Pointiert und kritisch-souverän zugleich führt Eagleton an erste literaturtheoretische Fragen heran. Ebenso anschaulich erläutert der Autor in den weiteren Kapiteln die Grundlagen und Methoden der zentralen Ansätze der Literaturtheorie. Die 5. Auflage des erfolgreichen Buches enthält ein neues Vorwort Eagletons zur literaturtheoretischen Entwicklung der letzten 25 Jahre. Für die Annäherung an einen komplexen Stoff ohne Scheu und Verständnisschwierigkeiten.

Aufklärung jetzt

Für Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt. Eine Verteidigung

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 1235

Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates

Critical Theory and World Politics

Author: Richard Wyn Jones

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878023

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 1708

This text brings together leading critical theorists of world politics to discuss both the promise and the pitfalls of their work. The contributors range broadly across the terrain of world politics, engaging with both theory and emancipatory practice. Critiques by two scholars from other IR traditions are also included. The result is a seminal statement of the critical theory approach to understanding world politics.

Der Report der Magd

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7771

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Darrow Schecter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144116636X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 2508

Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century provides a thorough overview of critical theory, looking at its history and shortfalls. First, the book explains the developments from the Frankfurt School and from more recent schools of thought, including Derrida, Deleuze, deconstruction, and post-structuralism. Then it looks at how critical theory has not kept pace with the changes and conflicts brought on by the post-Cold War world and globalization and how its deficits can be addressed. For the author, more than ever critical theory needs to synthesize theoretical perspective and empirical research. It also needs to be reconfigured in the light of the demands of new social movements, post-colonialism, and globalization. This volume is part of Critical Theory and Contemporary Society, a series that uses critical theory to explore contemporary society as a complex phenomenon and includes works on democracy, social movements, and terrorism. A unique resource, Critical Theory in the Twenty First Century will interest anyone researching issues in political theory, international relations theory, social theory, and critical theory.

Critical Theory and Performance

Author: Janelle G. Reinelt,Joseph R. Roach

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472068869

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 6515

The first comprehensive survey of the major critical currents and approaches in the lively field of performance studies

Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies

Author: Christian Fuchs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136825312

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 684

Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media and information. Christian Fuchs shows the role classical critical theory can play for analyzing the information society and the information economy, as well as analyzing the role of the media and the information economy in economic development, the new imperialism, and the new economic crisis. The book critically discusses transformations of the Internet (‘web 2.0’), introduces the notion of alternative media as critical media, and shows the critical role media and information technology can play in contemporary society. This book provides an excellent introduction to the study of media, information technology, and information society, making it a valuable reference tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of subjects such as Media Studies, Sociology of Media, Social Theory, and New Media.