Against Orthodoxy: Social Theory and Its Discontents (Political Philosophy and Public Purpose)

Against Orthodoxy: Social Theory and Its Discontents (Political Philosophy and Public Purpose)

By: Stanley Aronowitz (author)Paperback

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The book contains groundbreaking and immersive essays on crucial 20th Century scholars on social theory, discussed and analyzed from a radical, critical theory perspective. Aronowitz provides his unique and lauded critical eye toward the leading thinkers of our age, crafting an immersive set of essays on radical thought.

About Author

Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban education at the City University of New York Graduate Center, USA. His classic study of the US working class, False Promises is still in print forty-two years after it was first published and he has written over 19 books during his career. He is also a veteran political activist and cultural critic, an advocate for organized labor and a member of the interim consultative committee of the International Organization for a Participatory Society.


1. The Unknown Herbert Marcuse 2. Between Criticism and Ethnography: Raymond Williams and the Invention of Cultural Studies 3. A Critique of Methodological Reason 4. George Lukacs's Destruction of Reason 5. Henri Lefebvre: The ignored Philosopher and Social Theorist 6. Gramsci's Theory of Political Organization 7. Max Horkheimer's Critical Theory 8. Paulo Freire's Radical Democratic Humanism 9. Herbert Marcuse's Concept of Eros 10. Marx, Braverman and the Logic of Capital

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137438874
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 189
  • ID: 9781137438874
  • weight: 314
  • ISBN10: 1137438878

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