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Critical Social Theories

ISBN-10: 0199300801

ISBN-13: 9780199300808

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Ben Agger

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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
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Book details

List price: $72.95
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

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