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.

Aborted and/or Completed Modernization: Introducing Paulo Arantes

Aborted and/or Completed Modernization: Introducing Paulo Arantes

Aborted and/or Completed Modernization: Introducing Paulo Arantes
Pedro Rocha de Oliveira

Brazilian philosopher Paulo Arantes was born in 1942. He belongs to a generation of Brazilians who became intellectualized and politicized in the vibrant, turbulent years preceding the 1964 military coup. Despite sometimes defining himself as a ‘vulgar materialist’, his work was mainly influenced by Roberto Schwarz. György Lukács, Theodor Adorno, Jean-Paul Sartre, Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt – but also Francis Fukuyama, Jürgen Habermas, Fernand Braudel and Carl Schmitt – are all names appearing regularly in Arantes’ writings which often take the form of critical analyses of varied but simultaneously contrasting authors and works. Yet, Arantes is only superficially concerned with defending his ...

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