Critical Theory: The Key Concepts

1st Edition

Dino Franco Felluga

Routledge
Published May 5, 2015
Reference - 362 Pages
ISBN 9780415695657 - CAT# Y126897
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

Critical Theory: The Key Concepts introduces over 300 widely-used terms, categories and ideas drawing upon well-established approaches like new historicism, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and narratology as well as many new critical theories of the last twenty years such as Actor-Network Theory, Global Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Speculative Realism. This book explains the key concepts at the heart of a wide range of influential theorists from Agamben to Žižek. Entries range from concise definitions to longer more explanatory essays and include terms such as:

  • Aesthetics
  • Desire
  • Dissensus
  • Dromocracy
  • Hegemony
  • Ideology
  • Intersectionality
  • Late Capitalism
  • Performativity
  • Race
  • Suture

Featuring cross-referencing throughout, a substantial bibliography and index, Critical Theory: The Key Concepts is an accessible and easy-to-use guide. This book is an invaluable introduction covering a wide range of subjects for anyone who is studying or has an interest in critical theory (past and present).

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