This introduction to contemporary social and political theory examines the impact of new ideas such as feminist theory, poststructuralism, hermeneutics and critical theory. The innovations brought by these intellectual traditions of Europe and America are outlined and discussed. Rather than focus on individual thinkers, the authors take a conceptual approach by examining contemporary theories through themes such as critique, rationality, power, the subject, the body, and culture. Each chapter considers the evolution of a ...

Contemporary Social and Political Theory 1998, Open University Press

ISBN-13: 9780335196241

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