Critical Theory: A Graphic Guide

Author(s): Stuart Sim; Borin Van Loon (Illustrator); Dan Cryan; Sharron Shatil

Introducing & Short History Series

What might a 'theory of everything' look like? Is science an ideology? Who were Adorno, Horkheimer or the Frankfurt School? The decades since the 1960s have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories. Deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vie for our attention. Stuart Sim and Borin Van Loon's incisive graphic guideprovides a route through the tangled jungle of competing ideas and provides an essential historical context, situating these theories within tradition of critical analysis going back to the rise of Marxism. They present the essential methods and objectives of each theoretical school in an incisive and accessible manner, and pay special attention to recurrent themes and concerns that have preoccupied a century of critical theoretical activity.

Product Information

Borin Van Loon has worked on numerous Introducing titles. He is a freelance illustrator, surrealist painter and collagist who produced the comic strip 'The Severed Head' for The Chap magazine.

General Fields

  • : 9781848310599
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : 0.15
  • : April 2009
  • : 168mm X 118mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stuart Sim; Borin Van Loon (Illustrator); Dan Cryan; Sharron Shatil
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : Borin Van Loon
  • : English
  • : 301.01
  • : 175
  • : Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • : illustrations