Critical Theory and the Human Condition: Past, Present, and Future (Counterpoints #168) (Paperback)

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By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Michael Peters (Editor)
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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 J rgen 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.

About the Author


The Editors: Michael Peters is Professor of Education at the Universities of Glasgow and Auckland. His recent books include Heidegger, Education and Modernity; Richard Rorty: Education, Philosophy and Politics; and Poststructuralism, Marxism and Neoliberalism: Between Theory and Politics. Colin Lankshear is a freelance educational researcher and writer based in Mexico and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Ballarat. His recent books include Teachers and Technoliteracy; Cyber Spaces/Social Spaces; and New Literacies: Changing Knowledge and Classroom Learning. Mark Olssen is Reader and Director of Doctoral Programs in Educational Studies at the University of Surrey. His recent books include The Doctoring of Childbirth, Educational Policy in New Zealand, and Michel Foucault: Materialism and Education.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820451688
ISBN-10: 0820451681
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints