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.

Gillian Rose: The Melancholy Science

Gillian Rose: The Melancholy Science

Gillian Rose: The Melancholy Science
Andrew Brower Latz


Gillian Rose was born Gillian Rosemary Stone in London on 20 September 1947 to a secular Jewish family originally from Poland. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford, then continental social philosophy, sociology and the Frankfurt School at New York’s Columbia University and the Freie Universität of Berlin. She also attended the New School for Social Research whilst in America. Her introduction to German philosophy began at Oxford, in a seminar set up by Hermínio Martins; continued in America and Germany (she studied Hegel with Dieter Henrich in Germany); and resumed in Oxford when she returned to complete a PhD on Adorno under the supervision of Leszek ...

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