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.



Christian Lotz

Introduction: What is at Stake in Post-Marxist Thought?

The task of presenting a critical overview of all the movements, writers, and academic schools that, in a broad sense, have been connected to twentieth-century (Western) Marxism, is quite impossible. This is not just a matter of space; it is also a conceptual problem. On the one hand, the term ‘Post-Marxism’, refers us to thinkers who followed classical Western Marxism and in one way or another tried to overcome it. On the other hand, ‘Post-Marxism’ can also refer to a set of systematic issues, problems, and demands. This entry is based on the latter approach to Post-Marxism as a set of theoretical and conceptual moves. As a consequence, this entry does ...

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