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.

Johannes Agnoli: Subversive Thought, the Critique of the State and (Post-)Fascism

Johannes Agnoli: Subversive Thought, the Critique of the State and (Post-)Fascism

Johannes Agnoli: Subversive Thought, the Critique of the State and (Post-)Fascism
Stephan Grigat Adrian Wilding

By Way of a Biography: ‘Negation as Destructio’

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin recommended that revolutionaries practice ‘patience and theory’ during periods of counter-revolution (Lehmann, 2013). The left-wing communist/anti-authoritarian critic Johannes Agnoli, by contrast, counted upon patience and irony. To the objection that in so doing he was making himself comfortable within the false whole, Agnoli, who taught political science as a professor at the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin from 1972 to 1990, responded shortly before his death: ‘one does not have to be a Jesuit, Jacobin, or Bolshevik just because ...

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