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Contents Preface to the Second Edition ix Acknowledgments 000 1 The Disciplinary Positioning of Theory 1 Critical Social Theory and the Critique of Positivism, 1 Interdisciplinarity: From the Sociological to the Social, 9 Positive, Interpretive, and Critical Theories, 24 2 The Politics of Grand Narratives I: Theorizing Postmodernity 34 Lyotard¿s Critique, 34 Modernity ¿or¿ Postmodernity? 41 Rationality and Science, 46 The End of the Social? 51 3 The Politics of Grand Narratives II: From Derrida to Difference Theory 56 Derridean Difference, 56 From Post-Marxism to Commodity Postmodernism, 65 Multiculturalism: Difference, Narrativity, and New Social Movements, 69 Postmodernism as Critical Social Theory, 73 4 The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School 78 Periodizing Capitalism After Marx, 78 Domination I: The Dialectic of Enlightenment Argument, 84 Domination II: The Culture Industry Argument, 89 Habermas¿s Communication Theory, 93 5 Feminist Theory 99 Patriarchy: Engendering Theory, 99 Varieties of Feminist Theory, 106 Africana Feminism, 113 Postmodern Feminism and Queer Theory: Separation Versus Historicity, 115 Beyond Gender: Feminism or Postfeminism? 119 6 Cultural Studies 122 Marxist Cultural Theory and the Concept of Ideology, 122 The Birmingham School, 128 Feminist Cultural Studies, 134 Baudrillard and Foucault, 139 7 Critiques of Critical Social Theory 144 Midwestern Empiricism and the Real-Sociology Critique, 144 ¿Marx Was Wrong,¿ 150 Rational Choice Theory and the Economization of Sociology, 154 ¿Friendly¿ Critiques, 157 Responding to Its Critics, 163 8 Critical Social Theory: Applications and Implications 167 Critical Social Research, 167 The State and Social Policy, 169 Social Control, 172 Popular Culture, Discourse Analysis, and Mass Media, 173 Gender Studies, 173 Social Psychology, 175 Sociology of Education, 175 Social Movements, 176 Research Methods, 176 Race and Ethnicity, 178 Politics and Micropolitics, 179 Pedagogical Applications: Immanent Critique, Historicity, and the Politics of Curriculum, 183 The End of Theory or the Renewal of Sociology? 187 9 The 1960s at Forty: Renewing Public Sociology in the Twenty- first Century 191 The Hegemony of Positivism, Viewed as Discourse and Not Doctrine, 000 After Chicago, Kent State, and the Weather Underground, Sociologists Retreat from the Public Sphere, 000 Eroding Sociological Consensus in the Post-9/11 World, 000 Beyond Positivism and Postmodernism (and Back to Mills and Hayden for a Paradigm), 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000 About the Author 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Sociology -- Methodology.