Theoretical times /

In Theoretical Times, Steve Redhead describes the post-crash economic, environmental, political and cultural condition we live in today. As the rise of the international right - Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen - swarms the globe, a new global battle within the right is developing: the globalists...

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Author / Creator:Redhead, Steve, 1952- author.
Imprint:Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017.
©2017
Description:1 online resource (xxxvi, 276 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Ideology.
Social theory.
Social Science -- Sociology -- Social Theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Ideology.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11759312
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ISBN:9781787146686
1787146685
9781787430044
1787430049
1787146693
9781787146693
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest, viewed March 8, 2018).
Summary:In Theoretical Times, Steve Redhead describes the post-crash economic, environmental, political and cultural condition we live in today. As the rise of the international right - Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen - swarms the globe, a new global battle within the right is developing: the globalists and neo-liberals versus the economic nationalists and protectionists. What then are the prospects for a resurrected theoretical politics of the left? Theoretical Times considers the work of theorists such as Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio, in this innovative reinvention of theory and the politics of theory. After the global financial crash the world is being hollowed out and we find ourselves in what Žižek calls a desperate state of hopelessness, the new dark ages. Accelerated culture sees us digitally entertaining ourselves to death but leaves us exhausted and frightened waiting for World War Three. Theoretical Times offers new theoretical resources as a way out of the quicksand.
Other form:Print version: Redhead, Steve, 1952- Theoretical times. First edition. Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2018 1787146693