Futures of Critical Theory Dreams of Difference

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-08-18
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Written by internationally acclaimed scholars on futures of critical theory, this book attempts to renew and reinvigorate critical theory by extending its range and its intellectual trajectories through strategies of inclusiveness that respect and build on parallel traditions.

Author Biography

Michael A. Peters is research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Colin Lankshear is a freelance educational researcher and writer based in Mexico and a professorial fellow at the University of Ballarat. Mark Olssen is reader and director of doctoral programs in educational studies at the University of Surrey, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Futures of Critical Theory-Dreams of Difference 1(22)
Michael Peters, Mark Olssen, and Colin Lankshear
1 Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Critique of Modernity 23(16)
Michael Peters
2 A Critical Theory of the Self: Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Foucault 39(20)
James D. Marshall
3 From the Question Concerning Technology to the Quest for a Democratic Technology: Heidegger, Marcuse, Feenberg 59(14)
Iain Thomson
4 Foucault and Critique: Kant, Humanism, and the Human Sciences 73(30)
Mark Olssen
5 Levinas's Ethicopolitical Order of Human Proximity: "The Quest for Justice" 103(24)
Denise Egéa-Kuehne
6 "Looking for Allies": Gilles Deleuze as Critical Theorist 127(14)
John R. Morss
7 Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction = Justice 141(14)
Gert J.J. Biesta
8 The Postmodern Condition: Lyotard's Futurology 155(14)
Peter Pericles Trifonas
9 Of Being-Two 169(18)
Pheng Cheah
10 Pierre Bourdieu: The Craft of Sociology 187(10)
Roy Nash
11 Slavoj Zizek's Naked Politics: Opting for the Impossible A Secondary Elaboration 197(32)
Peter McLaren
12 Anthony Giddens-The Last Global Theorist 229(10)
David Scott
13 Cyberfeminism with a Difference 239(22)
Rosi Braidotti
14 Edward Said: The Locatediicss of Theory 261(14)
Bill Ashcroft
15 "Antiglobalization" and Guattari's The Three Ecologies 275(14)
Michael Peters
Index 289(4)
About the Contributors 293

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