Against Orthodoxy

Social Theory and Its Discontents

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  • 9781137388292
  • 9781137387189
The book contains groundbreaking and immersive essays on crucial 20th Century scholars on social theory, discussed and analyzed from a radical, critical theory perspective. Aronowitz provides his unique and lauded critical eye toward the leading thinkers of our age, crafting an immersive set of essays on radical thought.
  • Palgrave Macmillan US; January 2016
  • ISBN 9781137387189
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  • Title: Against Orthodoxy
  • Author: S. Aronowitz
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • 9781137388292
  • 9781137387189

In The Press

"Stanley Aronowitz is a national treasure and he proves it once again with Against Orthodoxy. Every page bristles with brilliance as he weaves his way through the work of some of the intellectual giants of social theory. Not only does this book provide a witness to public memory, it also ties together different strands of social theory while providing a historical and relational context for understanding the writers and theories under discussion. This book is invaluable for both academics and the wider public; a gift to theory and why it matters a gift to all of us struggling for a better and more just world." - Henry Giroux, McMaster University, Canada, Author of The Violence of Organized Forgetting

About The Author

Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban education at the City University of New York Graduate Center, USA. His classic study of the US working class, False Promises is still in print forty-two years after it was first published and he has written over 19 books during his career. He is also a veteran political activist and cultural critic, an advocate for organized labor and a member of the interim consultative committee of the International Organization for a Participatory Society.

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  • 9781137388292
  • 9781137387189