Pauline Johnson

Associate Professor

1984 …2018
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Pauline Johnson's current research explores the difficulties that contemporary Sociology encounters in setting up an effective critique of neoliberal ideologies. The project is framed by an engagement with various accounts of the restricted critical powers of Sociology as a Social Science. It will investigate the particular challenges that contemporary Sociology faces in mounting an effective critique of a range of cultural phenomena including: therapy culture, populism and the 'seduction' of feminism by neoliberalism. Pauline's major research projects have spanned topics in critical theory, Habermas and the crisis of the public sphere and feminism and the defence of critical humanism.

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Projects 2006 2013

Research Output 1984 2018

Feminism as critique in the neoliberal age: debating Nancy Fraser

Johnson, P., 2 Jan 2018, In : Critical Horizons. 19, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

feminism
epistemology
social movement
neoliberalism
commitment

Learning from the Budapest School women

Johnson, P., 2018, Critical theories and the Budapest School: politics, culture, modernity. Pickle, J. & Rundell, J. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 34-48 15 p. (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The dialectic of critique and progress: comparing Peter Wagner and Theodor Adorno

Johnson, P., 2018, In : European Journal of Social Theory. 21, 3, p. 357-375 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dialectics
reconstruction
radicalism
history
evaluation

In search of a leftist democratic imaginary: what can theories of populism tell us?

Johnson, P., 2017, In : Journal of Political Ideologies. 22, 1, p. 74-91 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

populism
politics
rationality
regeneration

Feminism and humanism

Johnson, P., 2015, The Wiley Blackwell handbook of humanism. Copson, A. & Grayling, A. C. (eds.). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, p. 305-324 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review