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Description - Key Thinkers from Critical Theory to Post-Marxism by Simon Tormey

'Tormey and Townshend have succeeded not only in making accessible the notoriously evasive ideas of 'Post-Marxist' thinkers, they have begun the vital work of critically examining their contribution to Marx's project of overcoming capitalism' - James Martin, Goldsmiths College, University of London 'In language which is clear without being simplistic, Tormey and Townshend help readers think about ways to live "with and without Marx" in the wake of marxism's historical failures as well as its continuing relevance to life under globalizing capitalism. Insofar as such an era calls for critical theories which hold out the potential of collective social action and transformative politics in an increasingly capitalist but nonetheless plural world -- without presupposing a particular form, outcome or teleology -- this is an important book for our time' - Mark Rupert, Syracuse University Key Thinkers in Critical Theory to Post Marxism is the first comprehensive introduction to perhaps the most key intellectual trend in contemporary critical theory. In jargon-free language, it seeks to unpack, explain and review many of the key figures behind the rethinking of the legacy of Marxism in theory and practice. Key thinkers covered include Cornelius Castoriadis, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, Laclau and Mouffe, Agnes Heller, Jacques Derrida, J rgen Habermas and post-Marxist feminism. Each chapter covers a key thinker or contribution and thus can be read as a stand alone introduction to the principal aspects of their approach. Each chapter is followed by a summary of key points with a guide to further reading. Underlying the text is also the central question: What is Post-Marxism? Instead of viewing Post-Marxism as an ideology, movement or tradition of theorizing, the authors advocate Post-Marxism as a loose appellation describing those who have problematised Marx's approach to understanding and challenging contemporary capitalism. As such the book also offers an engaging commentary on some of the key political developments of our time including, for example, the anti-globalisation movement. Key Thinkers in Critical Theory to Post Marxism provides an ideal introduction to a hitherto complex subject and will be essential reading for all students of contemporary social and political inquiry today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761967637
ISBN-10: 076196763X
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Simon Tormey

Simon Tormey took up the position of Professor and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences in February 2009. Prior to his appointment at Sydney he was Head of the School of Politics and International Relations and founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham UK. He was educated at the University of Wales, Swansea receiving his doctorate in 1991. He was a Research Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Leicester before joining Nottingham in 1990. In 2005 he was awarded a personal chair ('professorship') in Politics and Critical Theory.

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