Ideology and Cultural Identity

Ideology and Cultural Identity : Modernity and the Third World Presence

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In this book Jorge Larrain discusses three of the most important concepts in the social sciences: ideology, reason and cultural identity.
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  • Electronic book text
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745667492

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'Larrain's study is a very useful survey of recent developments in the critique of ideology.' Choice 'Larrain's work is a pleasure to read: tentative and humane, he employs a concept of ideology derived from but not entirely concident with that of Marx to offer a critical examination of the complacency and complicity of much contemporary discussion of ideology.' Political Studies '... He analyses what he has always analysed very well - namely, the history of the concept of ideology from Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, Pareto et al., through Marx and Engels to Althusser, post-structuralism, postmodernism and Habermas.' Radical Philosophy
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Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Ideology, Reason and the Construction of the Other. 2. Ideology and the Assault on Reason. 3. Structuralism and the Dissolution of Althusserianism. 4. Poststructuralism and Postmodernism. 5. Habermas and the New Concept of Reason. 6. Cultural Identity, Globalization and History.
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About Jorge Larrain

Jorge Larrain is the author of several previous books including, The Concept of Ideology (1979) and Theories of Development (Polity, 1989).
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