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The Resource Critical theory and political engagement : from May '68 to the Arab Spring, Christopher Pawling

Critical theory and political engagement : from May '68 to the Arab Spring, Christopher Pawling

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Critical theory and political engagement : from May '68 to the Arab Spring
Title
Critical theory and political engagement
Title remainder
from May '68 to the Arab Spring
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Christopher Pawling
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eng
Summary
The 'moment' of May 1968 offered a vivid example of intellectual engagement with radical politics, which dominated the late 1960s and 1970s but arguably became pasš thereafter with the emergence of a depoliticised post-modernism and the seeming demise of Marxism after the fall of Soviet Communism. However, more recently, there has been a revival of interest in political engagement, with actions such as the demonstrations against the Iraq War and the Occupy movement. Pawling focuses on a number of key writers who have made significant contributions to critical theory in what can be called the 'spirit of '68', including Sartre, Derrida, Badiou, Jameson and Said. These figures do not necessarily share the same perspective on questions such as the role of the 'subject' and the political relevance of art in cultural struggle; however, Pawling concludes that they do share a key problematic: namely, how to understand the dialectical relationship between the formal imperatives of critical theory and its political conditions of existence --
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Pawling, Christopher
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non fiction
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  • Ideology
  • Radicalism
  • Critical theory
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Critical theory and political engagement : from May '68 to the Arab Spring, Christopher Pawling
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-207) and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note : 1.Critical Theory and Radical Politics in the Late Sixties -- 2.Marxism and Artistic Commitment -- 3.Humanism and Post-Humanism: The Antinomies of Critical Theory, Post-May '68 -- 4.Rediscovering Commitment: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx -- 5.Reviving the Critical Spirit of May '68: Alain Badiou and the Cultural Politics of the Event' -- 6.Badiou and the Search for an Anti-Humanist Aesthetic -- 7.Totality and the Dialectic in the Critical Theory of Fredric Jameson -- 8.Back to the Future? From Postmodernism to the Communist Idea
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FIEb17453598
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780230275652
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)827266762
Label
Critical theory and political engagement : from May '68 to the Arab Spring, Christopher Pawling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note : 1.Critical Theory and Radical Politics in the Late Sixties -- 2.Marxism and Artistic Commitment -- 3.Humanism and Post-Humanism: The Antinomies of Critical Theory, Post-May '68 -- 4.Rediscovering Commitment: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx -- 5.Reviving the Critical Spirit of May '68: Alain Badiou and the Cultural Politics of the Event' -- 6.Badiou and the Search for an Anti-Humanist Aesthetic -- 7.Totality and the Dialectic in the Critical Theory of Fredric Jameson -- 8.Back to the Future? From Postmodernism to the Communist Idea
Control code
FIEb17453598
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780230275652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)827266762

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