Andre Gorz: A Critical Introduction

· Pluto Press

About this ebook

Widely regarded as a major contemporary theoretician, Andre Gorz's critique of social formations offers both a direction and meaning to the current technological revolution. The absence of English texts focussing on Gorz should make this reader an accessible introduction to his work. The book traces the development of Gorz's political and philosophical theory over a period of more than four decades. His influence on European intellectual and political culture is examined and the work focuses also on Gorz's own formative influences in the development of his perspective, in particular his relationship with Satre. Gorz's accounts of the failure of the uprising in May 1968 is assessed and the book illustrates how this heralded the transiton towards the search for new movements to engage in emancipatory socialism. In particular, it addresses Gorz's growing concern with ecological matters which provided the foundation for his comtemporary writing.

About the author

Conrad Lodziak teaches Media Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Following his deportation from the USA in 1972 for anti-American activities, Lodziak has been involved in a variety of oppositional projects. He is the author of Andre Gorz: A Critical Introduction (Pluto Press,1997), a number of articles on psychological theory and critical social and political theory and contributor to The Power of Television: A Critical Appraisal (London: Pinter 1986). Jeremy Tatman is Lecturer in Critical Media Theory at the University of Nottingham.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.