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Critical Theory: The Key Concepts, Paperback / softback Book

Critical Theory: The Key Concepts Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Key Guides series


Critical Theory: The Key Concepts introduces over 300 widely-used terms, categories and ideas drawing upon well-established approaches like new historicism, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and narratology as well as many new critical theories of the last twenty years such as Actor-Network Theory, Global Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Speculative Realism.

This book explains the key concepts at the heart of a wide range of influential theorists from Agamben to Zizek.

Entries range from concise definitions to longer more explanatory essays and include terms such as:AestheticsDesireDissensusDromocracyHegemonyIdeologyIntersectionalityLate CapitalismPerformativityRaceSutureFeaturing cross-referencing throughout, a substantial bibliography and index, Critical Theory: The Key Concepts is an accessible and easy-to-use guide.

This book is an invaluable introduction covering a wide range of subjects for anyone who is studying or has an interest in critical theory (past and present).


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780415695657

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