A Critique of Critical Cultural Theory: A Commentary on the Classical Cultural Theorists: Horkeimer, Adorno, and Habermas (Paperback)

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A CRITIQUE OF CRITICAL CULTURAL THEORY developed out of a graduate Communications Seminar on Critical Cultural Studies. We began by reading the philosophers from the Frankfurt School, who developed the field of critical theory, beginning with the work of Max Horkeimer and Theodor W. Adorno, leading members of the first generation of critical theorists. Then, we read selected writings from Jurgen Habermas, the major cultural theorist from the 1960s to the present. As we read essays from each theorist, we wrote critical papers describing their theories and critiquing them. The goal was to apply these theories to any subject, since critical cultural theory is an approach to thinking about society and culture, rather than a particular discipline. This book features an overview of these classical critical thinkers who set the stage for the development of additional theory and research in the field.

About the Author


Gini Graham Scott has published over 50 books with mainstream publishers, focusing on social trends, work and business relationships, and personal and professional development. Some of these books include Scammed, Lies and Liars: How and Why Sociopaths Lie and How to Detect and Deal With Them, Internet Book Piracy, The Very Next New Thing, The Talk Show Revolution, and The Battle for Personal Privacy. Her books on social science research and theory include The Researcher's Bible and Working with People with Disabilities. She has gained extensive media interest for previous books, including appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, Montel Williams, CNN, and hundreds of radio shows. She is often quoted by the media and has websites at www.ginigrahamscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com. She has about 45,000 listings in Google Search Results. She has been a regular Huffington Post blogger since December 2012 and has a Facebook page for her books and films at www.facebook.com/changemakerspublishing. She has written, produced, and sometimes directed over 60 short videos, which are featured on her Changemakers Productions website at www.changemakersproductions.com and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/changemakersprod. Her screenplays, mostly in the drama, crime, legal thriller, and sci-fi genres, include several dealing with changes in science, technology, business, and society, including The New Child, New Identity, and Dead No More. These are in development with trailers, business plans, and interested directors and talent. Her feature, Suicide Party #Save Dave, which she wrote and executive produced, will be released by RSquared Films, in the summer 2016. Details are at www.suicidepartyfilm.com. Her second feature Driver has just been filmed and will be released in 2017. More details on the film are at www.facebook.com/driverthefilm. She has a PhD in sociology from U.C. Berkeley and MAs in anthropology, pop culture and lifestyles, recreation and tourism, and organizational/consumer/audience behavior from Cal State, East Bay. She is getting an MA in communications there in 2017. She is also the Creative Director of Publishers, Agents and Films (www.publishersagentsandfilms.com), a service which connects writers to publishers, agents, and the film industry. .


Product Details
ISBN: 9780692655719
ISBN-10: 0692655719
Publisher: Changemakers Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 138
Language: English