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Between Crisis and Critique: The Fragile Foundations of Social Life à la Rodrigo Cordero

Susen, S. (2017). Between Crisis and Critique: The Fragile Foundations of Social Life à la Rodrigo Cordero. Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 18(1), pp. 95-124. doi: 10.1080/1600910X.2017.1302354


The main purpose of this paper is to provide a review of Rodrigo Cordero’s Crisis and critique: On the fragile foundations of social life (2017). To this end, the analysis examines Cordero’s book at several levels. The first part makes some general observations on its principal strengths. The second part gives a brief overview of its thematic structure. The third part elucidates its key arguments. The fourth part sheds light on its most significant limitations. The paper concludes by identifying major challenges to which, in light of the methodical evaluation of Cordero’s study, we need to face up in order to do justice to the tension-laden role that the relationship between crisis and critique can, and should, play in contemporary social theory.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory on 12 April 2017, available online:
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Date available in CRO: 23 Jan 2018 15:59
Date deposited: 23 January 2018
Date of acceptance: 27 February 2017
Date of first online publication: 12 April 2017
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