The Crisis Paradigm

Description and Prescription in Social and Political Theory

Authors: Gilbert, Andrew Simon

Free Preview
  • Draws attention to the way crisis works as a theoretical frame
  • Trace the evolution of this intellectual paradigm throughout the broader history of the 20th century
  • Suggests that the crisis paradigm continues to influence even meta-theoretical reflections of modernity
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11060-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 62,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11059-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book examines how 20th century theorists have used a discourse of “crisis” to frame their conceptualizations of modernity. Through an investigation of four key thinkers (Georg Lukács, Hannah Arendt, Reinhart Koselleck and Jürgen Habermas), Gilbert argues that scholars in the social sciences and humanities should be cautious of treating crises as explananda for research. Instead, the book calls for sociological analysis of the role of “crisis” within social scientific discourse, and examines how “crisis” has been used as a conceptual frame for legitimating theoretical agendas. Gilbert’s “sociology of concepts” approach presents crisis as a paradigm of modern thought, and, more generally, reflects on how concepts can become the carriers of diverse intellectual traditions and debates. 

The Crisis Paradigm will be of interest to students and scholars of social and critical theory, politics, sociology and history, as well as those working in the fields of media studies, communication and discourse analysis.  


About the authors

Andrew Simon Gilbert is an Honorary Research Associate in Sociology at La Trobe University, Australia, and works at the National Ageing Research Institute. He is a Commissioning Editor for the journal Thesis Eleven.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11060-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 62,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11059-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Crisis Paradigm
Book Subtitle
Description and Prescription in Social and Political Theory
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11060-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11060-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11059-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 247
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics