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Agger develops a critical theory which confronts the challenges of feminism and postmodernism in order to address postmodernity adequately. Drawing on first-generation critical theory of Horkheimer, Adorno, and Marcuse and second-generation critical theory of Habermas, Agger argues for the priority of critical theory over the antitotality perspectives of postmodernism and feminism. Although Frankfurt critical theory, postmodernism, and feminism are often viewed as divergent, Agger develops an argument for synthesis, outlining what he calls the logic of feminist postmodern critical theory. He then applies the logic to particular social, political, textual, and cultural problems. Building especially on the feminist critique of the domination of women's reproductive activities by a male standard of value, this new theoretical logic connects social problems heretofore seen as separable, especially those which derive from the intellectual agenda of multiculturalism.
Title: "Gender, Culture, and Power: Toward a Feminist Postmodern Critical theory"
Categories: women's studies,
Edition: (1st edition)
Publisher: "Westport, CT", PRAEGER FREDERICK A: 1993
ISBN Number: 0275947009
ISBN Number 13: 9780275947002
Book Condition: FINE
lb: 2.10 lb
Seller ID: 9DH012
Description: "As new. No DJ, as issued. Sections: Critical Theory and Postmodernity; Postmodernism and the End of Politics 1: New French Theory; Postmodernism and he End of Politics 2: Feminist Theory"
Keywords: "Feminism, gender" SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies "NOT KEPT AT STORE- if you would like to pick this up, please order the day before you want to pick it up. Use the ""pick up in store"" option for shipping at checkout."