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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
... ambitions also generated resistance from other social scientists. The Berlin ethnologist Richard Thurnwald, along with his student and colleague Wilhelm Emil Mühlmann, came into direct conflict with Horkheimer—and with each other—over the significance of biology for social research. This conflict with...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the relation between capitalism and religion in question. Benjamin's thought not only is essentially related to a specific form of expression but also opens up new contexts. In terms of intellectual history, it relates Benjamin to the broad discourse on the relation between religion and (modern...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 27–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
... life but also in cultural and literary discourses, critical engagement with recent studies of spatiality is potentially highly productive. Yet studies of Heimat rarely consider these new discourses on space, while studies on literary representations of space seldom include approaches to Heimat . This...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Armin Schäfer In twentieth-century German literature, Alfred Döblin's novel The Three Leaps of Wang Lun is an outstanding example not only of the invention of a charismatic leader but also of an attempt to analyze those aspects of charisma that Max Weber did not want to touch on. Döblin saw...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Susannah Heschel From the 1830s to the 1930s Jewish scholars came to dominate Islamic studies in Europe, particularly Germany, Hungary, and France, concentrating primarily on the Qur'an and the life of Muhammad but also painting a broad canvas describing the nature of Islam as a religion. They...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... characteristically dialectical response to nominalism, applauding its subversion of categorical reifications, but alarmed by its indiscriminate leveling of the distinction between concept and object, which could also efface the distinction between works of art and everyday objects. In musical terms, he appreciated...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of philosophical interpretation. It argues that interpretation is a practice that also involves the making of something, as poesis, and that Adorno's ideal for this is interpretation as musical performance. Through a rereading of the concepts of riddle-character ( Rätselcharakter ), interpretation...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Jaspers’s call, but one of anger and resentment. Juxtaposing these two calls for memory shows that, against every intuition, the immediate postwar period, defined by unprecedented human loss and physical devastation, was also a moment of energy and hope, while the height of the Wirtschaftswunder (economic...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Kylie Gilchrist Abstract This article investigates a problem in Theodor W. Adorno’s thought: how can Adorno critique advanced capitalist societies for their dehumanizing tendencies while also refusing the possibility of defining the human? Motivating this inquiry is a renewed investigation of...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Blind Mice” as endemic of a global epidemic: a positivistic reductionism found not only in philosophy and music but also in culture and society at large. Three Blind Mice: Goodman, McLuhan, and Adorno on the Art of Music and Listening in the Age of Global Transmission...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... early 1950s. They interpreted their own contemporary reality through the discourse of political theology, using the Schmittian concepts of divine decision, the crisis of democracy, and so on. With the entrance of Geulah Cohen—a former terrorist and a right-wing activist, but also a close friend of the...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 27–51.
Published: 01 February 2010
... documentary work but also as a work determined by several forms of incompleteness, and it shows how the aestheticizing aspects of Bäcker's text repeat or quote National Socialism's will to aestheticize. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Research for this article was supported by the University...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 53–74.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., particularly in New Subjectivity texts and in contemporary pop novels. If Tykwer identifies the shortcomings of German selfhood across seemingly antithetical epochs, he also sketches the contours of a Heimat -inflected but hybrid identity. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Somnolent Selfhood...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 31–47.
Published: 01 August 2010
... (1948) and One, Two, Three (1961). My focus is on what the production and reception of these three films suggest about Wilder's evolving relationship to postwar Germany's coming to terms with its Nazi past, and how this evolution dovetails with, in part resists but also gives comedic articulation to, an...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... revolution. To become politically productive, however, Black Virgins must also distinguish post national antifascism (a dynamic of self-critique and transformation that aims at unbundling democratic commitments from the national ethnos) from trans national antifascism (which merely resurrects the previously...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Louis P. Blond This article examines Franz Rosenzweig's concept of homelessness in relation to his philosophical system. For Rosenzweig, revelation is an event that gifts subjectivity to human beings and also breaks ties with the ancient cosmos, producing homelessness in creation. I argue that...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of anthropomorphism and abstraction that structures modern production. Müller also considers mythical thinking itself a force of production and a technology; it is, Müller wrote, “an aggregate, a machine, onto which other new machines can always be coupled.” Both myths of labor and myth as labor...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Esra Akcan This essay reopens the countermonumentality debate in memorial design through a rereading of the Berlin Jewish Museum, discussing not only its memorial function but also the architect Daniel Libeskind's early sketches and unfolding statements throughout the construction and thereafter...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... conditions in the footsteps of Marshall McLuhan. Besides elaborating on Flusser's media criticism, however, the essay also considers his original oeuvre in the context of reassessing Cold War culture twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Photograph by Ralph Hinterkeuser Between Benjamin and...