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Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity

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Kellner explores the effects of historical crises of capitalism and Marxism on critical theory and reflects on the continued relevance or obsolescence of Marxism and critical theory. Kellner writes, "As we move into the 1990s critical theory might help produce theoretical and political perspectives which could be part of a Left Turn that could reanimate the political hopes ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published January 1st 1989)
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Jun 25, 2012 Dylan rated it really liked it
Just some notes before I return this to the library:

"The scholar and his science are incorporated into the apparatus of society; his achievements are a factor in the conservation and continuous renewal of the existing state of affairs, no matter what fine names he gives to what he does." Max Horkheimer, Critical Theory, p.196/Kellner p.45

In a synchronic sense Critical Theory uses "totalizing concepts" to accurately represent the "totalizing capitalist society" which imposes certain ways of think
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Douglas Kellner is a "third generation" critical theorist in the tradition of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, or Frankfurt School. Kellner was an early theorist of the field of critical media literacy and has been a leading theorist of media culture generally.[citation needed] In his recent work, he has increasingly argued that media culture has become dominated by the forms of ...more
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