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.

Constellations of Critical Theory and Feminist Critique

Constellations of Critical Theory and Feminist Critique

Constellations of Critical Theory and Feminist Critique
Gudrun-Axeli Knapp Adrian Wilding


Famously, feminist theory and gender research, which emerged from the feminist movement and the issues it raised, could not easily be connected with existing theoretical traditions. Gender relations – as fundamental ideas and as empirical phenomena – were either completely erased, regarded as subordinate to the analysis of society, or were polarized and affirmed in a functionalistic manner as complementary role-differences. There was and still is a tendency to restrict the concept of gender relations to intimate relations and the family rather than taking a comprehensive view of cultural constructions of difference and the gender-mediated structuring of society as a whole. ...

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