Gender, Culture, and Power: Toward a Feminist Postmodern Critical theory

By: Agger, Ben

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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

Author Name: Agger, Ben

Edition: (1st edition)

ISBN Number: 0275947009

ISBN-13: 9780275947002

Location Published: Westport, CT, Praeger: 1993

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: FINE

lb: 0.80 lbs

Categories: european, social sciences, women's studies

Seller ID: 9DH012

Keywords: feminism, gender