Rethinking Critical Theory
Emancipation in the Age of Global Social Movements
- Larry Ray - University of Kent, UK
Philosophy | Social Theory
`This volume is a preliminary but welcome attempt to extend the analysis of Critical Theory beyond its familiar terrain of Western Europe and North America.... Ray makes a valuable contribution by emphasizing that the colonization of the lifeworld can produce not only movements which challenge the existing system of regulation, but those which aim to protect it as well.... Ray surely has accomplished his modest goal of `opening up analysis to productive interrogation'' - Political Studies
`Will be of interest both to social theorists and to comparative sociologists and while it may be different parts of the book which attract their initial interest, readers will be repaid for following the argument through to its conclusion' - British Journal of Sociology
`Ray's revision of Habermas's critical theory is profound and a success' - Choice
Dated and anti-socialist analysis. Too neo-liberal and capitalist realist.