Introduction: Essay Proposal And Annotated Indicative Bibliography
Critical Theory Marx And Beyond
Marx and beyond REQUIRED READINGS Engels, F 1970 , “Socialism: Utopian and Scientific – Parts IIII”, Marx and Engels’ Selected Works, London: Progress Press, available online: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/socutop/index.htm , accessed 30 January 2015. Marcuse, H 1964, “The New Forms of Control” in H. Marcuse One Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society, Boston: Beacon Press, (Ch. 1), available online: http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/onedimensionalman/ch01.htm , accessed 30 January 2015. Mohanty, Chandra T 2003, ‘“Under Western Eyes” Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles’, Signs, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 499-535
Motta, SC 2013, “We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For”, Latin American Perspectives, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 35-54. Sofronov, V., Jameson, F., Amariglio, J., &Madra, Y. M. (2008). The theory of Marxism: questions and answers. Rethinking Marxism, 20(3), 367-384,508-511. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.uws.edu.au/docview/212148817?accountid=36155 , accessed 7 February 2017. Recommended texts Barrett, Ml 1988, Women’s oppression today: the Marxist/feminist encounter, Rev. ed. edn, London, Verso (browse). Boothman, D 2008, The sources for Gramsci’s concept of hegemony.
Rethinking Marxism, 20(2), 201-215,332. Retrieved from https://search-proquestcom.ezproxy.uws.edu.au/docview/212152755?accountid=36155 , accessed 7 Feb 2017. BenHabib,S., 1986. Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory. New York: Columbia University Press. Calhoun, C.J., 1995. Critical Social Theory: Culture, History, and the Challenge of Difference. New York: WileyBlackwell. Gramsci, A. 1971, Selections from the Prison Notebooks, London: Lawrence and Wishart.
Stolze, T 1998, Deleuze and Althusser: Flirting with Structuralism, Rethinking Marxism, 10:3, 51-63, DOI: 10.1080/08935699808685540 Tormey, S. & Townshend, J. 2006. Key thinkers from critical theory to postMarxism, Thousand Oaks, Calif; London, Sage. Wolff, R 1998, A Note on Althusser’s Importance for Marxism Today, Rethinking Marxism, 10:3, 90-92, DOI: 10.1080/08935699808685544.
Tips ( Question – Essay Proposal And Annotated Indicative Bibliography )
Focus on in your essay is to think about your area of study or where you already work or plan to work and how theory informs your practice. This is a bit tricky as what can happen is you’ll end up writing an essay about your practice rather than theory and the purpose of this unit is to learn about theories, not in isolation from practice, but the emphasis is on theory.
So for example within social work you could think about how particular areas of practice have been informed by theory; or what is the relationship between Marxism and social work; or how has feminist theory changed social work practice; or does postcolonial theory have a place in social work. Similarly in your areas of work if you’re a social science student you could ask the same questions in relation to your area of study or your planned area of work.
You can also look at “micro” theories, example attachment theory, but in doing this you need to position attachment theory within a broader theoretical perspective as we will discuss in workshops. In saying this I want to avoid you focusing on just describing attachment theory, or any micro theory, without thinking about broader theoretical perspectives.
Another area students might be interested in is gender-based violence and you can see how you would think about this in terms of theories within feminism that might tell us more about gender based violence. In this case for example then you can examine different theoretical positions that explain gender-based violence.