The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (Culture and Politics Series 2nd Edition)

The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (Culture and Politics Series 2nd Edition)

By: Susan Searls Giroux (author), Jeffrey T. Nealon (author)Paperback

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Description

This text involves students in understanding and using the "tools" of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Searls Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to consider deeper and deeper questions. Written in students' own idiom, and drawing its examples from the social world, literature, popular culture, and advertising, The Theory Toolbox offers students the language and opportunity to theorize. Updated throughout, the second edition of The Theory Toolbox includes a discussion of new media, as well as two new chapters on life and nature.

About Author

Jeffrey T. Nealon is Liberal Arts Research Professor of English at Penn State University. Susan Searls Giroux is assistant professor of English at McMaster University.

Contents

Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Why Theory? Chapter 2: Author/ity Chapter 3: Reading Chapter 4: Subjectivity Chapter 5: Culture Multiculturalism Popular Culture Media Culture Media Culture 2.0 Chapter 6: Ideology Chapter 7: History Chapter 8: Space/Time Chapter 9: Posts Postmodernism Postculturalism Postcolonialism Chapter 10: Differences Gender Queer Race Class Concluding Differences Chapter 11: Life Biopower Resistance The Economics of Culture; or, the Biopower Business Chapter 12: Nature Animality Chapter 13: Agency Credits Index About the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742570504
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780742570504
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 0742570509
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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