This text collects together Ben Agger's essays on the origins, significance and applications of critical theory - a perspective associated with the Frankfurt School. The essays address a variety of topics including the viability of Marxist theory and new social movements.

part 1|100 pages

The Literary Production of Discipline

part 2|89 pages

Critical Theory and The Social Problems of Modernity

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

The Dialectic of Deindustrialization

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

The Dialectic of Desire

chapter Chapter 8|23 pages

The Dialectic of Dialogue

chapter Chapter 10|9 pages

Postmodernity as a Social Problem