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Post-Theory

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643448
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652945 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0009
Post-Theory

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This book as a whole considers the possibilities of an alternative to the direction in social and political theory carved out by cosmopolitan sociology. This chapter proposes to outline elements of post-theory which would perhaps better capture the stories of our times as a basis for a different agenda from that of cosmopolitan sociology. The critical question has already been raised: do we need new thinking for social, political and cultural theory after the economic crash? The alternative may be that we simply revive the social and cultural thinkers, and thought, of the past.

Keywords: social theory; political theory; cosmopolitan sociology; economic crash; cultural thinkers

Chapter.  5119 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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