Praised for its clarity and accessibility, Critical Social Theories presents a comprehensive analysis of today's leading social and cultural theories. Author Ben Agger addresses a wealth of diverse perspectives, from feminism and cultural studies to postmodernism and critical theory. Now fully updated and revised in its third edition, the book offers a wide-ranging discussion of race, gender, and global economic dynamics; Internet culture and social media; and much more.
New to this Edition
* Addresses changes to social theories brought about by the Internet, discussed within the context of globalization
* Analyzes what has increasingly become a "media culture," in which pulp publications such as newspapers and books are being replaced by television, movies, and the Internet
* Examines Internet-based social movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street
* Updates references to scholarly literature, including material published in the past several years