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The Resource Critical practice from Voltaire to Foucault, Eagleton and beyond : contested perspectives, by John E. O'Brien

Critical practice from Voltaire to Foucault, Eagleton and beyond : contested perspectives, by John E. O'Brien

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Critical practice from Voltaire to Foucault, Eagleton and beyond : contested perspectives
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Critical practice from Voltaire to Foucault, Eagleton and beyond
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contested perspectives
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by John E. O'Brien
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eng
Summary
Using the historical-materialist method to unravel the promise and limits of critical practice since the Revolutionary Age, John E. O'Brien investigates the problems and prospects of cultural criticism for the 21st century through absorbing studies of the contested perspectives of Voltaire, Friedrich Schiller, Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault, Terry Eagleton and Hayden White. In spite of recurrent crises due to a flawed Western political-economy, why is there so much critical intellectual activity with so little effect? Framing his study with the early work by Max Horkheimer, Luc Boltanski and Teresa Ebert, O'Brien's investigation of resistance in America and Europe challenges the bourgeois philosophy of history, pointing to the urgency of critique as mode of analysis and intervention --
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O'Brien, John E
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Studies in critical social sciences
Series volume
Volume 61
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  • Voltaire
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Eagleton, Terry
  • Schiller, Friedrich
  • White, Hayden V
  • Baudrillard, Jean
  • Critical theory
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Critical practice from Voltaire to Foucault, Eagleton and beyond : contested perspectives, by John E. O'Brien
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Overview -- What is critical practice? -- Voltaire : setting the role of public intellectual -- Schiller : reform consciousness to change the world -- Foucault : the end of evasion -- Jean Baudrillard : critical practice as core extraction -- Eagleton : literary critic : literature or criticism? -- Hayden White : historic truth as story telling -- Liberation : project, method, object -- Appendix: technical note -- Bibliography -- Index
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FIEb17473081
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25 cm.
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xv, 503 pages
Isbn
9789004214279
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)861210863
Label
Critical practice from Voltaire to Foucault, Eagleton and beyond : contested perspectives, by John E. O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Overview -- What is critical practice? -- Voltaire : setting the role of public intellectual -- Schiller : reform consciousness to change the world -- Foucault : the end of evasion -- Jean Baudrillard : critical practice as core extraction -- Eagleton : literary critic : literature or criticism? -- Hayden White : historic truth as story telling -- Liberation : project, method, object -- Appendix: technical note -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17473081
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 503 pages
Isbn
9789004214279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861210863

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