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For Humanism : Explorations in Theory and Politics (Paperback)

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Many believe that the ideas at the core of humanism can facilitate the renewal of progressive thought by championing human subjectivity, agency, and freedom. Yet, anti-humanism remains today a dominant—even definitive—feature of contemporary theory. With For Humanism, editors David Alderson and Robert Spencer set out to challenge this norm by clearly establishing the historical context that resulted in the eclipse of humanism and philosophy, critiquing anti-humanism, and exploring neglected alternatives and possible new directions.  Across four extended essays, Alderson and Anderson, along with Barbara Epstein and Robert Spencer, engage critically with the Marxist tradition and recent developments in poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and ****** theory to offer a timely, provocative critique of the dominance of anti-humanism in contemporary cultural theory.
Number of Pages: 231
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Marxism and Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51700788
UPC: 9780745336145
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-0263
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