The Frankfurt School and Its Critics

Author: The late Tom Bottomore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134451474

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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The Institute of Social Research, from which the Frankfurt School developed, was founded in the early years of the Weimar Republic. It survived the Nazi era in exile, to become an important centre of social theory in the postwar era. Early members of the school, such as Adorno, Horkheimer and Marcuse, developed a form of Marxist theory known as Critical Theory, which became influential in the study of class, politics, culture and ideology. The work of more recent members, and in particular Habermas, has received wide attention throughout Europe and North America. Tom Bottomore's study takes a new and controversial look at the contributions of the Frankfurt School to modern sociology, examining several issues not previously discussed elsewhere. He discusses the neglect of history and political economy by the critical theorists, and considers the relationship of the later Frankfurt School to the radical movements of the 1960s and the present time. His critical analysis makes the school's writers accessible, through an assessment of their work and an exploration of the relationship of Critical Theory to other forms of sociological thought, especially positivism and structuralism.

The Frankfurt School

The Critical Theories of Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412818346

Category: History

Page: 241

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Originally published: New York: Wiley, c1977.

Rethinking the Frankfurt School

Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique

Author: Jeffrey T. Nealon,Caren Irr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488012

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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By exploring the work of the Frankfurt school today, this book helps to define the very field of cultural studies.

Historical Archaeology

Author: Martin Hall,Stephen W. Silliman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152346

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This volume offers lively current debates and case studies in historical archaeology selected from around the world, including North America, Latin America, Africa, the Pacific, and Europe. Authored by 19 experts in the field. Explores how historical archaeologists think about their work, piecing together information from both material culture and documents in an attempt to understand the lives of the people and societies they study. Engages with current theory in an accessible manner. Truly global in its approach but avoids subsuming local experiences of people into global patterns. Summarizes not only the current state of historical archaeology, but also sets the course for the field in decades to come.

Introduction to Critical Theory

Horkheimer to Habermas

Author: David Held

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520041752

Category: Philosophy

Page: 511

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"This is the first book to present clearly the thought of the Frankfurt school as a whole. . . . A major contribution to the history of social thought. . . . A splendid piece of work."--Mark Poster

The Politics of Crowds

An Alternative History of Sociology

Author: Christian Borch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009731

Category: History

Page: 338

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This book analyses sociological discussions on crowds and masses since the late nineteenth century, covering France, Germany and the USA.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

No Social Science without Critical Theory

Author: Harry F. Dahms

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849505381

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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Highlights the problematic nature of mainstream perspectives, and the growing need to reaffirm how the specific kind of critique the early Frankfurt School theorists advocated is not less, but far more important today. This book also includes chapters that offer a broad and diverse look at social science and critical theory.

Understanding Modern Sociology

Author: Wes Sharrock,John A Hughes,Peter J. Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957072

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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The authors of the bestselling 'Understanding classical sociology' present the companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory.