Social and Critical Theory

Editorial Board: John Rundell University of Melbourne (Editor-in-chief); Danielle Petherbridge University College Dublin, Jeremy Smith Federation University, Jean-Philippe Deranty Macquarie University, Robert Sinnerbrink Macquarie University.

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1572-459X
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Edited by Jonas Jakobsen, University of Tromsø and Odin Lysaker, University of Agder

Recognition and Freedom offers up-to-date discussions of Axel Honneth’s political thought by ten experts in the field. It also includes an interview with Honneth and an essay by him on education and democracy, previously unpublished in English.
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Volume: 
17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004287334
E-ISBN: 
9789004287341
Publication date: 
January 2015
€115,00
$149.00

Edited by Vrasridis Karalis. With Essays by Cornelius Castoriadis. Translated by Vrasridis Karalis and Anthony Stephens

Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) is a Greek-born French philosopher. In the first part of this volume, his most significant essays are translated to present young Castoriadis’ philosophical interpretations, while the second part highlights aspects of his mature philosophy.
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Volume: 
16
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004262294
E-ISBN: 
9789004278585
Publication date: 
July 2014
€115,00
$149.00

Eduardo de la Fuente, Flinders University and Peter Murphy, James Cook University

Aesthetic Capitalism offers an innovative analysis of contemporary capitalism and its use of image, symbolism, creativity and other aesthetic elements to produce economic value.
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Volume: 
15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235793
E-ISBN: 
9789004274723
Publication date: 
June 2014
€99,00
$128.00

By Stéphane Symons, KU Leuven, Belgium

In Walter Benjamin. Presence of Mind, Failure to Comprehend Stéphane Symons offers an innovative reading of the work of German philosopher, essayist and literary critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) that characterizes his writings as "neither a-theological, nor immediately theological."
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Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235625
E-ISBN: 
9789004242296
Publication date: 
September 2012
€95,00
$124.00

Edited by Nicholas H.Smith and Jean-Philippe Deranty

This volume addresses the long-standing neglect of the category of labour in critical social theory and it presents a powerful case for a new paradigm based on the anthropological significance of work and its role in shaping social bonds.
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Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004209763
E-ISBN: 
9789004215467
Publication date: 
November 2011
€140,00
$182.00

Edited by Danielle Petherbridge

Axel Honneth: Critical Essays brings together critical interpretations of the work of Axel Honneth, from his earliest to his most recent writings, together with a comprehensive reply by Honneth that provides significant insights and clarifications into his project overall.
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Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004208858
E-ISBN: 
9789004209183
Publication date: 
August 2011
€154,00
$201.00

Edited by Heikki Ikäheimo and Arto Laitinen

This unique collection examines the connections between two complementary approaches to philosophical social theory: Hegel-inspired theories of recognition (Anerkennung), and analytical social ontology. The chapters investigate the social constitution of persons and the nature of social and...
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Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004202900
E-ISBN: 
9789004207509
Publication date: 
March 2011
€144,00
$188.00

By George Markus

The book addresses the constitution of the high culture of modernity as an uneasy unity of the sciences, including philosophy, and the arts. Their internal dynamism and strain is established through, on the one hand, the relationship of the author - work - recipient, and, on the other, the...
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004202405
E-ISBN: 
9789004203495
Publication date: 
April 2011
€204,00
$266.00

By Volker Heins

The book provides a thematic account of the changing political thought of critical theorists from Adorno to Habermas and Honneth. Its purpose is to establish the relevance of this tradition for contemporary political theory and philosophy.
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004188006
E-ISBN: 
9789004194687
Publication date: 
January 2011
€111,00
$145.00

Edited by Eduardo de la Fuente and Peter Murphy

This collection brings together philosophers, sociologists, musicologists and students of culture who theorize music through cultural practices as diverse as opera and classical music, jazz and pop, avant-garde and DIY musical cultures, music festivals and isolated listening through the iPod,...
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Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004184343
E-ISBN: 
9789004193406
Publication date: 
September 2010
€132,00
$172.00

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