The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the New Humanities
When we put our shoes on in the morning, we have a theory about dressing. First trousers. Then shoes. That is a theory. It ...more
I feel that the section on "surveillance" needs to be reworked as it seems to be outright dismissing the idea of a "surveillance society" as no longer relevant, something that is more relevant than ever in ou ...more
I was looking for something which could help me express my thoughts during times I'm deeply thinking about he world around me: words, ideas, concepts; so I picked this up, along with Raymond William's Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society, a kind of critical theory dictionary with the history / evolution of the words. I'm guessing William's suits my need better. [Update: William's book did not suit my needs better.]
It turns out this is more of an introduction to standard social / cultura...more
Like the first edition, it is a really accessible entry for students to think about critical thinking and reading, power, and knowledge production. There is very little 'fat' in its chapters, and most are punctuated with fun examples and solid working questions.