About the Book
This revised edition discusses Habermas’s contribution to the foundation of a new social paradigm in the form of the communicative action theory. The author first gives biographical account of Habermas and his intellectual development, starting from Marx through the critical theory to post-Marxism that Habermas finally left behind since oriented towards convergence and integration of the social action theory, the system theory and the symbolic interactionism theory. The author critically examines the values as well as inner limits of Habermas’s theory that reduced a complex and controversial class nature of the society to the “communicative community”.
About the Author
Anjana Banerjee, born in Calcutta and educated in Patna, is a dynamic scholar and teacher of Sociology. She did her M.A.(Sociology) and Ph.D. from Patna University, Patna. As a keen scholar, she has written a number of research papers which have been published in reputed journals and newspapers. She takes active role in academic and cultural activities. Presently, she is teaching in a public school in Patna.