Nietzsche and Critical Social Theory

Nietzsche and Critical Social Theory

Affirmation, Animosity, and Ambiguity

Studies in Critical Social Sciences

Edited by Christine A. Payne and Michael James Roberts

Published by: Haymarket Books

529 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781642593631
  • Published: December 2020


Nietzsche and Critical Social Theory: Affirmation, Animosity and Ambiguity brings together scholars from a variety of disciplinary background to assess the salience of Nietzsche for critical social theory today. In the context of global economic crises and the rise of authoritarian regimes across the U.S. and Europe, the question asked by these scholars is: why Nietzsche now? Containing several innovative interventions in the areas of queer theory, political economy, critical race theory, labour history, hip-hop aesthetics, sociology, the Frankfurt School, social movements studies, science and technology studies, pedagogy, and ludic studies, this volume pushes Nietzsche studies in new directions, seeking to broaden the appeal of Nietzsche beyond philosophy and political theory.