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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Anna-Verena Nosthoff This essay explores the works of German artist Gustav Metzger as a potential response to Theodor W. Adorno’s dictum “Nach Auschwitz ein Gedicht zu schreiben, ist barbarisch” (“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”). It argues that culture, as understood in the Adornian...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... acknowledges Immanuel Kant, Edmund Husserl, Theodor Adorno, and Martin Heidegger, Bernard Stiegler’s attempt to mobilize the structure of the trace in the philosophy of Jacques Derrida results in a profound challenge to a technics that can be regarded as a powerful complement to biological evolutionary...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... rhetorical figure than a function. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 recursivity rhetoric media theory Niklas Luhmann systems theory Theodor W. Adorno Homer The Odyssey music anti-Americanism Stanley Kubrick orality mathematics functionalism “In the Wake of the Odyssey ,” a rhapsodic pendant...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., which to do is not necessary for human. In 1941 Theodor W. Adorno published a little-known text. It is a kind of review—but oddly, a review of a book that had appeared almost a half-century earlier. I am referring to Adorno’s essay “Veblen’s Attack on Culture,” a biting critique of the sociologist...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and Foucault. CW: But what made these counterreadings so necessary? FK: When I circulated my Lacan translation among fellow students and PhD candidates, the professor wasn't too happy. He wanted to ply them with Theodor W. Adorno and Habermas. That's what they were all used to—it was their natural...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and headless, and this at once refutes Hegel’s philosophy of history. —Theodor W. Adorno, Minima Moralia Oh, a State begins to take form in the stateless German night, a State that spans oceans and surface politics, sovereign as the International or the Church of Rome, and the Rocket is its soul...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. The Frankfurt duo was far too subtle not to recognize the alienating commodification that was part and parcel of the reified notions of high culture, yet—just as in the case of Kulturtechnik— the critical purchase of their own neologism Kulturindustrie (culture...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... gamespace. © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 The unreality of games gives notice that reality is not yet real. Unconsciously they rehearse the right life. Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia 01. Suppose there is a business in your neighborhood called The Cave™. It offers, for a small hourly fee, access to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 November 2012
... consumer lifestyles on a stairway to the sky, tends to win the day. Politics follows the logic of transcendent negation ( Adorno 1997 ); many voters these days are motivated by a desire to reject the sitting administration that constantly fails to make the endlessly mass-mediated vision real rather than...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... demands of instrumental reason. This analysis Wiesing conducts across a wide front, taking in the philosophical writings of Theodor W. Adorno and Martin Heidegger, Ernst Jünger, and Immanuel Kant on luxury and aesthetic experience, being, and ways of living otherwise than under the rule of instrumental...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 54–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to the Starbucks luxury line. As Sharma (2014 : 18) observes, the prioritization of one’s time often involves the normalization of one’s time. Theodor W. Adorno (2001 : 193) argued of “free time” that “even the most superfluous and senseless activity undertaken in people’s free time is integrated...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 110–129.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is one of the quality, character, and amount of the polluting “outside” that can either become a source of pleasure or become unbearable and destructive, staining everything that comes into contact with it. In the preface to her book The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... information. No one is barred from access, so long as one can pay the price of admission. For conservative cultural critics, like Matthew Arnold (1993) and F. R. Leavis (1930) , and especially for Left cultural critics, like Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno (2000) , the commodification of culture...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 370–390.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sectors but, rather, authors that differentiate approaches to logic ( Agger 2007) . An important distinction must be made between logics such as Thornton’s, which is based in positivist thinking, and what Theodor Adorno called “negative thinking”; only one of the two allows for contestation of hermeneutic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... issue of Slavick's ambiguity toward these myths becomes clearer when we are made aware that it is through the eyes of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Bertolt Brecht that the old admonishments of the aestheticization and anesthetization of suffering and tragedy seep into her discourse. In our...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... cultural production. At the time when the emergence of the modern mass media was being felt, the cultural critics of the Frankfurt School argued that the production of celebrity worked to efface the standardized and alienated mode of production in mass culture. For instance Theodor Adorno maintained that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., the living laborer becomes the servant of the dead machine while, as Adorno (1973) makes clear, alienating the world as an aggregate of objects is the condition for alienating the human world as an aggregate of subjects. Since, however, it is impossible to rescind history, what now appears as...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
...] 2006 : 129–47). Theodor Adorno famously claimed that the time for a genuinely political art was over by the 1950s, peremptorily dismissing surrealism, the plays of Bertolt Brecht, and novels by Jean-Paul Sartre. The deep utopian impulse for freedom that he believed genuine art could still embody—only...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... it would be a mistake to imagine that the Weberian model is no longer relevant, because the majority of people still labor under conditions of austerity, postmodern capitalism lives off luxury, which ensures growth and essentially supports its very existence. As Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... attempts to register the effects on human consciousness of industrial modernity's, and particularly industrial warfare's, disjunctive rhythms – a lineage in which can be located figures as diverse as Freud, F.T. Marinetti, Wyndham Lewis, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Jünger, and Theodor Adorno. 6 In the fall...