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The Resource Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

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Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody
Title
Cynical theories
Title remainder
how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody
Statement of responsibility
Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Outlines the origin and evolution of postmodern thought over the last half century and argues that the unchecked spread and application of postmodern ideas -- from academia, to activist circles, to the public at large - presents an authoritarian ideological threat not only to liberal democracy but also to modernity itself"--
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Provided by publisher
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Pluckrose, Helen
Dewey number
149/.97
Index
index present
LC call number
B831.2
LC item number
.P58 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lindsay, James M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postmodernism
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Authoritarianism
Target audience
adult
Label
Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
In title "Cynical" appears above the word "Critical", which is presented with a strickthrough
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Postmodernist: a revolution in knowledge and power -- Postmodernism's applied turn: making oppression real -- Postcolonial theory: deconstructing the West to save the other -- Queer theory: freedom from the normal -- Critical race theory and intersectionality: ending racism by seeing it everywhere -- Feminisms and gender studies: simplification as sophistication -- Disability and fat studies: support-group identity theory -- Social justice scholarship and thought: the truth according to social justice -- Social justice in action: theory always looks good on paper -- An alternative to the ideology of social justice: liberalism without identity politics
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781634312028
Lccn
2019054122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1120692381
  • (OCoLC)1120692381
Label
Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
Publication
Copyright
Note
In title "Cynical" appears above the word "Critical", which is presented with a strickthrough
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Postmodernist: a revolution in knowledge and power -- Postmodernism's applied turn: making oppression real -- Postcolonial theory: deconstructing the West to save the other -- Queer theory: freedom from the normal -- Critical race theory and intersectionality: ending racism by seeing it everywhere -- Feminisms and gender studies: simplification as sophistication -- Disability and fat studies: support-group identity theory -- Social justice scholarship and thought: the truth according to social justice -- Social justice in action: theory always looks good on paper -- An alternative to the ideology of social justice: liberalism without identity politics
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781634312028
Lccn
2019054122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1120692381
  • (OCoLC)1120692381

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