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End of Progress by Allen, Amy
End of Progress: Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory
by Allen, Amy
 
While post- and decolonial theorists have thoroughly debunked the idea of historical progress as a Eurocentric, imperialist, and neocolonialist fallacy, many of the most prominent contemporary thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School?J├╝rgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and Rainer Forst?have defended ideas of progress, development, and modernity and have even made such ideas central to their normative claims. Can the Frankfurt School's goal of radical social change survive this critique? And what would a decolonized critical theory look like?
Amy Allen fractures critical theory from within by dispensing with its progressive reading of history while retaining its notion of progress as a political imperative, so eloquently defended by Adorno. Critical theory, according to Allen, is the best resource we have for achieving emancipatory social goals. In reimagining a decolonized critical theory after the end of progress, she rescues it from oblivion and gives it a future.
 
Published October, 2017 by Columbia University Press, Paperback, 304 Pages, ISBN: 9780231173254, ISBN-10: 0231173253, List Price $26.00.

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