About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: Philosophy 507 Critical Social Theory (Fall 2006)
I have all my homework done for this quarter except a 12-15 page paper due Thursday. This is exciting – I’ve never had an easier finals week. But it’s a little stressful because I want this paper to be good. … Continue reading →
here is the reading digest I’ll turn in for critical social theory on Tuesday: Wednesday night, after a short week of classes before Thanksgiving, I sat in Bombs Away, one of my favorite bars to sit and chat with others … Continue reading →
here is the reading digest I turned in for philosophy class last week: Habermas, JÃƒÂ¼rgen. â€œThe Crisis of the Welfare State and the Exhaustion of Utopian Energies.â€œ Translated by Thomas McCarthy. Hames-GarcÃƒÂa, Michael. â€œCan Queer Theory Be Critical Theory?â€œ in … Continue reading →
Here is my reading digest for Critical Social Theory that’s due tomorrow: Habermas, JÃƒÂ¼rgen. â€œToward a Reconstruction of Historical Materialismâ€œ and â€œSocial Action and Rationality.â€œ Translated by Thomas McCarthy. Marcuse, Herbert. â€œLiberation from the Affluent Society.â€œ in Critical Theory and … Continue reading →
Where has Critical Theory gone? Paris argues that in turning away from Horkheimer’s call for a theorizing and researching for liberation and a future free of suffering, theorists such as Habermas have ignored the past and future. For these new … Continue reading →