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Table Of Contents

Criticism by Theory
Introduction: To criticise
Marx: Alienation
Freud: Discontent
Culture and critique
Further reading
Culture as Myth
Ancient myth in modern culture
Adorno and Horkheimer: Myth versus enlightenment
Freud: Dreams and myths
Lefebvre: Myth and publicity
Barthes: Myth and ideology
Baudrillard: Reality and illusion
Work and Non-Work
Marx: Work as species-being
Arendt: Toil and trouble
Adorno and Horkheimer: Work and culture
Marcuse: One-dimensional society
Gorz: The dual society
Touraine: The programmed society
Baudrillard: The end of production
Lazzarato: Immaterial labour
Further Reading
The Critique of Everyday Life
Adorno and Horkheimer: The loss of individuality
Marcuse: False needs of consumption
Lefebvre: Alienation and disalienation
Certeau: Strategies and tactics
Baudrillard: Objects and consumption
Sex and Sexuality
Freud: Sex and death
Levebvre: Dissatisfaction
Adorno and Horkheimer: Sex and rationality
Marcuse: The ‘performance principle’
Barthes: Sex as love
Baudrillard: Seduction and the death of sex
Art and Entertainment
Adorno and Horkheimer: The culture industry
Benjamin: The mechanical reproduction of culture1
Marcuse: Art as liberation
Lefebvre: Representing the quotidian
Barthes: Reading culture
Baudrillard: Culture as simulation
Knowledge, Action and Politics
Horkheimer: The origins of critical theory
Marcuse: From dialectics to aesthetics
Lefebvre: The primacy of everyday life
Benjamin and Barthes: History as the past in the present
Baudrillard: The critique of repressive simulation
Gorz and Touraine: Return of the subject of politics
The Idea of a Critical Theory
Social change
The idea of a critical theory
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Critical Social Theory

Critical Social Theory

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