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, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Erich Fromm: Psychoanalysis and the Fear of Freedom

Erich Fromm: Psychoanalysis and the Fear of Freedom

Erich Fromm: Psychoanalysis and the Fear of Freedom
Kieran Durkin


Erich Fromm’s role in Frankfurt School critical theory history has historically been under-acknowledged and under-analysed. Works such as Schroyer (1973) and Tar (1977) make scant reference to Fromm, and even those works from the same period that accord Fromm a greater degree of recognition – such as Jay (1996), Held (1980), and Wiggershaus (1994) – fail to really see Fromm in his true significance. It was not until more recently that Fromm’s proper place in this history has come to be more fully restored (see Abromeit, 2011; Braune, 2014; Bronner, 1994; Burston, 1991; Durkin, 2014, 2015; Funk, 2000; McLaughlin, 1999, 2008; Wheatland, 2004, 2009; ...

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