Westport CT: Praeger, 2000.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #10274
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Crisp hardcover.; "The attack on critique and on institutions that further it is an attack on all forms of endeavor (including scientific research, aesthetic innovation and political activism) that proceed by generating different and potentially more complex understandings of the world, which are then subject to further critique and revision. In response, the aim of this book is to revitalize critique, to address the carhge of elitism by making critique responsive to questions of difference and, in so doing, to reaffirm its place in democratic life. For many of us, culture represents the first public opportunity to exercise critical skills, to make choices, evaluate and decide, and it remains the most accessible realm in which to hone those skills." - Preface. ; Ex-Library; xii, 137 pages.