An edited collection of all new work in the area of 'new critical theory,' intended to serve as a signature volume for the New Critical Theory Series. The volume, like the series as a whole, is designed to capture the present moment in postdisciplinary theory, as the older tradition of critical theory in the Frankfurt School sense comes together with postmodernism and the new critical theory. It represents the dialogue that is taking place among the various strands of theory and can serve as a survey of contemporary leftist philosophy.
William S. Wilkerson is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Jeffrey R. Paris is visiting professor at the University of San Francisco.
Chapter 1 Foreword: Back to the Future: Marcuse and the New Critical Theory Chapter 2 Introduction: Why a New Critical Theory? Part 3 Visions and Methods Chapter 4 Obstinate Critique and the Possibility of the Future Chapter 5 Redemption in the Impasse: An Other Communism Chapter 6 Toward a New Critical Theory Chapter 7 Inhabiting Hope: Contributions to a New Materialist Phenomenology Part 8 Intersections beyond Postmodernism Chapter 9 Marcuse and the Quest for Radical Subjectivity Chapter 10 Challenging the Colonial Contract: The Zapatistas Insurgent Imagination Part 11 Critique of Technology Chapter 12 Marcuse and the Aestheticization of Technology Chapter 13 Women Carrying Water: At the Crossroads of Technology and Critical Theory Chapter 14 Chronotopology: Critique of Spatiotemporal Regimes Part 15 Race, Sexuality, and the Normative Foundations of Criticism Chapter 16 Can Queer Theory Be Critical Theory? Chapter 17 The Mother Wit of Justice: Eros and Hubris in the African-American Context Chapter 18 Imagining the Horizon Part 19 Index