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Critical Social Theories

ISBN-10: 0199300801
ISBN-13: 9780199300808
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Ben Agger
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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

Ben Agger is the author of many previous books on Media and Critical Theory, including Postponing the Postmodern: Sociological Practices, Selves, and Theories (2002).

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Disciplinary Positioning of Theory
The Politics of Grand Narratives I: Theorizing Postmodernity
The Politics of Grand Narratives II: From Derrida to Difference Theory
The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School
Feminist Theory
Cultural Studies
Critiques of Critical Social Theory
Critical Social Theory: Applications and Implications
The Sixties at 40: Renewing Public Sociology in the 21st Century
De-rationalization, Regression, and the Challenges to Social Theory
Bibliography
Index

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