From Agamben to Žižek: contemporary critical theorists
Edinburgh University Press, 2010 M09 30 - 275 pages
In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990. On completing each chapter, you will find suggestions for further reading so that you can find out more and start applying the ideas in question. In addition to chapters on individuals such as Badiou, Rancière and Spivak, there are chapters on Laclau and Mouffe, and a chapter on Green critical theorists. Key Features: Written by experienced lecturers including John Armitage (Northumbria University), Paul Hegarty (University College Cork), David Huddart (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Simon Tormey (The University of Sydney), Samuel A. Chambers (Johns Hopkins University). Sets each theorist in their biographical and intellectual context. The only book to offer chapter-length introductions to such a range of contemporary theorists making it the first place to look for an informed overview and evaluation. Jon Simons has edited two other popular guides to critical theory: From Kant to Lévi-Strauss: The Background to Contemporary Critical Theory and Contemporary Critical Theorists: From Lacan to Said .
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Giorgio Agamben 1942
Alain Badiou 1937
Zygmunt Bauman 1925
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