Peters, Michael / Lankshear, Colin / Olssen, Mark (eds.)
Critical Theory and the Human Condition
Founders and Praxis
Year of Publication: 2003
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. 288 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-5168-8 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.410 kg, 0.904 lbs
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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 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.
Contents: Michael Peters/Colin Lankshear/Mark Olssen: Introduction: Critical Theory and the Human Condition - Ilan Gur-Ze'ev: Critical Theory, Critical Pedagogy and the Possibility of Counter-Education - Robert A. Davis: Down Sudden Vistas: Walter Benjamin and the Waning of Modernity - Colin Lankshear: On Having and Being: The Humanism of Erich Fromm - Douglas Kellner: Marcuse and the Quest for Radical Subjectivity - James C. Conroy: «What rough beast...»: On Reading Arendt after the Twin Towers - Grant Gillett: Marx, Wittgenstein, and the Problem of Consciousness - Robert Young: Habermas's Postmodernism - Deborah P. Britzman/Don Dippo: Admitting «A Perhaps»: Maxine Greene and the Project of Critical Theory - Henry A. Giroux: Pedagogy of the Depressed: Beyond the New Politics of Cynicism - Peter Roberts: Knowledge, Dialogue, and Humanization: Exploring Freire's Philosophy - Laurence Parker: Critical Race Theory in Education: Possibilities and Problems - Stephen May: Critical Multiculturalism - Erica McWilliam: The Grotesque Body as a Feminist Aesthtic? - Tom Steele: Critical Theory and British Cultural Studies - Timothy W. Luke: Critical Theory and the Environment.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
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.
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General Editors: Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg