Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers
From Structuralism to Post-Humanism, 2nd Edition
By John Lechte
Routledge – 2008 – 460 pages
Series: Routledge Key Guides
This revised second edition from our bestselling Key Guides includes brand new entries on some of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth- and twenty-first century: Zizek, Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger, Butler and Haraway.
With a new introduction by the author, sections on phenomenology and the post-human, full cross-referencing and up-to-date guides to major primary and secondary texts, this is an essential resource to contemporary critical thought for undergraduates and the interested reader.
Praise for the first edition:
'If you don't know your Deleuze from your Derrida, or your Bataille from your Bourdieu, or your Lacan from your Lyotard - or indeed if you're still catching up on Benjamin, Mauss, Adorno, and Saussure - then this is the book for you.' - Richard Gott, The Guardian
Praise for the new edition:
'RAE mania has produced bucket loads of potboilers most of which aren't any good. This book ought to be a market leader.' - R.W. Dyson, University of Durham, UK
'[T]he author's scholarship is impressive, and the dictionary fills a needed research void.' -- J.A. Martinez-Gandara, San Diego State University, Choice
'the author's scholarship is impressive, and the dictionary fills a needed research void.'--J. A. Martinez-Gandara, emeritus, San Diego State University, Choice
Early Structuralism. Phenomenology. Structuralism. Post-Structuralist Thought. Semiotics. Second Generation Feminism. Post-Marxism. Modernity. Postmodernity. The Post-Human
John Lechte is Professor in Sociology and teaches social theory at Macquarie University, Australia. He has taught and published widely on many aspects of modern thought and culture.