Critical Theory and Social Transformation: Crises of the Present and Future Possibilities

1st Edition

Gerard Delanty

Routledge
March 12, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780367276416 - CAT# 311824

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Summary

Critical Theory and Social Transformation provides an exploration of the major themes in critical social theory of recent years. Delanty argues that a critical theory perspective can offer much needed insights into the pressing socio-political challenges of our time. In this volume, he advances the need to reconnect social theory and social research and to return to the foundational concerns of critical social theory. Delanty engages with the key topics facing critical social theorists: capitalism, cosmopolitanism, modernity, the Anthropocene, and Europe. The connecting thread is that the topics are all contemporary challenges for critical theory and relate to major social transformations. The notions of critique, crisis and social transformation are central to the book.

Critical Theory and Social Transformation will be of interest to the broad readership in social and political theory. It will appeal to the those working in sociology, political sociology, politics and international studies, and to anyone with an interest in any of the chapter specific topics, such as public space, memory, and neo-authoritarianism.

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