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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., to analyze the Nazi German enemy, in this case, the Culture and Personality School. The article takes Kracauer’s and Bateson’s analyses of the Nazi movie Hitlerjunge Quex as a case in point and, with the help of institutional and biographical contextualization, develops some of their most important...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 131–152.
Published: 01 August 2023
...György Túry This article examines the political reception of György Lukács and his students in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary between 2010 and 2020. It argues that Orbán’s autocratic regime has sought to systematically delegitimize Lukács’s person, thought, and legacy in an attempt to consolidate power...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... processes to maintaining the structural components of the lifeworld” Reproduction Structural components processes Culture Society Personality Cultural Interpretive schemes Legitimations Socialization reproduction fit for consensus patterns...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., their academic cultures. How much communication between academic cultures and personal contact in particular have mattered historically is confirmed by Sebastian Budgen of Verso Books.19 Verso emerged in the 1970s as the imprint of the 17. Thomas McCarthy, e-mail to author, August 10, 2016...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 181–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
... Plessner seeks to emphasize that to minimize violence society needs a sphere that is demarcated from the intimate, a sphere of cultivated interpersonal distance. A consistent argument in the sociological discourse on therapeutic cultures is that the preoccupation with the personal self leads to a blurring...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 149–174.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., they succumb to pseudo-activity” (FCMRL, 52), which accurately reflects the deceptive economy administered from above by the stultifying and standardizing system of social control that is the culture industry. The first type of regressive personality, what I understand Adorno to understand when he...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and Horkheimer sought to capture the complex constellation of economic, political, and cultural forces that had molded the public sphere, the greatest achievement of bourgeois revolutions, into a commodified “culture industry”—“enlightenment as mass deception.” 15 Again, in The Authoritarian Personality...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): iii–xiv.
Published: 01 November 2020
... there, he brought to his scholarship and teaching an insistence on more nuanced understandings of literature and culture. Even on topics that captured his deepest personal fascination, David continually aimed to grasp the whole picture in all its complexities and contradictions. More than ever, we need...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... in 1959) in the second half of the 1950s were accompanied by an increase in the “administrative pressure in the cultural realm” through institutionalized censorship.51 Terms such as dogmatism, cult of personality, and vulgar sociology, which Goldstücker criticized in his paper, were still...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the perceiver or the collective consciousness of a culture, gets projected onto a wide, in fact, unlimited variety of objects, persons, places, experiences. Trees are a good screen for receiving and radiating aura.10 Charisma is both inborn and culti- vated. The parallel to talent is useful. Someone...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
... the ethical dilemmas of being situated between personal memories and a public history that one has ineluctably inherited as one’s own.2 My gratitude for comments and suggestions on various drafts of this article goes to Emily Cheng, Peter Fenves, Christian Jäger, Anna Kornbluh, Emily Rohrbach, Sven...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2007
... wave of cinematic representations.1 Andres Veiel’s 2001 documentary Black Box BRD signals one articulation of the representa- tional shift relative to broader questions about history and film. The tension in Veiel’s work between the aesthetics of film form and the politics of personal and public...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
...: personality with its individual combination of the elements of culture.”34 Now, this sort of objectivistic attitude to individuality was not limited to Simmel’s sociological writings (otherwise, one could claim that he was led here by his subject matter: for the scientifi c study of society...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tyler Schroeder Abstract This article examines how the activity of writing mediates among the private, the public, and the transcendent in the work of Siegfried Kracauer and Ernst Jünger. For each, the task of modern criticism requires personal, embodied, and agonistic participation...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 5–14.
Published: 01 February 2006
...- sis. In 1983 Jay became the first person to address the idea of “Adorno in America.” Unfortunately, despite Jay’s warnings to be on guard against anec- dotes and clichés about either Adorno or the German émigré experience, New German Critique 97, Vol. 33, No. 1, Winter 2006 DOI 10.1215...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 101–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
...-year-plan economic expert.” As she details in her report for the New Yorker, “He undeniably looked the bravura personality in his vast, sagging, dove-colored jacket and his matching voluminous breeches, with his fi ne, high, maroon boots and his maroon neckerchief, and above it his hard, blue...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Biermann even after he was expelled from East Germany in 1976. This article assesses DDR PEN’s reactions to Biermann given its multiple functions as a representative of East German and Soviet bloc cultural diplomacy, an East German literary association hoping to protect some autonomous activity and free...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 103–124.
Published: 01 November 2019
....” 16 In other words, storytelling is a reiterative act, or better a (re) enactment , that relies on imitation from one person to another, what Diana Taylor calls a vital “act of transfer,” both an embodied and an epistemological practice of passing down information and culture, which, unlike...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 95–114.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to the cultural historian or, for that matter, to the filmmaker and writer of historical novels than that of Adolf Hitler and Richard Wagner. Yet indications are accumulating that we no longer cringe when Hitler and art are discussed in a serious fashion.1 A startling recog- nition appears to be gaining...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2015
... theorizing of the media-induced shifts of the entire private-public distinction. From the Frankfurt School to Systems Theory The concept of the public sphere was suggested by Jürgen Habermas in the early 1960s as a conceptual tool in an attempt to make the cultural critique of the first generation...