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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, ...

Chapter 92: Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy

Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy
Feminist Critical Theory and the Problem of (Counter)Enlightenment in the Decay of Capitalist Patriarchy
Roswitha Scholz Jacob Blumenfeld

A plea for radical feminist social critique to leave behind the form-determinations of capitalist patriarchy.

In the 1990s, poststructuralist theories dominated academic feminism. In contrast to the 1970s and 1980s, Marxist approaches were absolutely marginalised. Instead of looking for a new understanding of totality that could explain more recent developments, such as the decline of really existing socialism, cultural explanations were employed along with an accompanying appreciation of the local, the regional, and the particular. Meanwhile, the situation has changed once more. It is not only since the ...

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