Contemporary Critical Theorists: From Kant to Said

Contemporary Critical Theorists: From Kant to Said

By: Jonathan Simons (editor)Hardback

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This authoritative guide introduces the key figures in contemporary critical theory to the beginning student. Important topics in critical theory which are covered in this volume include semiotics and discourse analysis, deconstruction, feminism, queer theory, and postmodernism. There are individual chapters on each of the following theorists: Lacan, Althusser, Barthes, Derrida, Levinas, Kristeva, Irigaray, Cixous, Foucault, Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, Baudrillard, Bourdieu, Habermas, Jameson, and Said. Each chapter provides biographical information and details about the thinker's intellectual contexts, an explanation of key concepts, a discussion of the ways in which their theory has been applied, and suggestions for further reading. This text is designed as the perfect companion to From Kant to LA(c)vi-Strauss: The Background to Contemporary Critical Theory, also edited by Jon Simons.

About Author

Jon Simons is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University who has broad expertise in contemporary critical theory. He is the author of Foucault and the Political (Routledge, 1995) and the editor of and contributor to From Kant to Levi-Strauss: The Background to Contemporary Critical Theory and Contemporary Critical Theorists: From Lacan to Said (Edinburgh University Press, 2002 & 2004 respectively).

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  • ISBN13: 9780748617197
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780748617197
  • ISBN10: 0748617191

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