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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Benjamin's fragment Capitalism as Religion , written in 1921, takes up certain discourses and transforms them by his own writing. Its inconsistencies (or “ungrammaticalities”) and semantic displacements institute a textual movement, which turns out to be allegorical. It thus both constructs and deconstructs...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in character, nonetheless pointed beyond capitalism. Despite their differences, all three offer versions of the same line of reasoning, an understanding about architectural space as a critique of those parts of society that appear to be constituted abstractly and a celebration of those parts of society...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 101–129.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Kohei Saito The Anthropocene is characterized by the definitive failure of the Promethean dream of capitalism about the absolute domination over nature. As a response to the deepening of global ecological crisis, new philosophical discussions have emerged that pivot around the ontological...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
... glimpse of the German capital in the final months after the surrender. This essay argues that this postwar glimpse of Berlin challenged Thomas Pynchon to develop representational techniques for capturing urban destruction on such a scale. Behind the rubble, the missing street signs, encyclopedic lists...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
...David L. Pike Like all of the great modernist cities of Europe, Berlin had a venerable and highly developed underground infrastructure: sewers, service tunnels, subways. But unlike the Paris sewers, the London Tube, or the Roman catacombs, the German capital was not identified in any mythic...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... renewal. The ideas and work of a group of architects residing in the Silesian capital city, Breslau, between 1918 and 1932 demonstrate one response to the Kultur - Zivilisation dichotomy. The group included such internationally renowned architects as Max Berg, Ernst May, Hans Poelzig, Hans Scharoun...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... image of modern Berlin promoted in the daily press, in films, and in advertising during the Weimar Republic. This was done to display the German capital as a “human” city in which the urban dweller could feel at home. Although the late 1920s are mostly considered a period of medium optimism, Stone's...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 113–137.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Alison Lewis; Andrew W. Hurley Using Karen Duve's 2002 “postpop” novel as its basis, this article examines the gendering of consumption of popular music in the Federal Republic of Germany between the 1960s and the 1990s. The novel suggests that the amassing of popular music cultural capital...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Karen Leeder The German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded on the specter of communism; it now haunts contemporary capitalism as unrealized aspiration, trauma, or travesty. This article focuses on the representation of the after-life of the GDR in the work of Volker Braun. It examines...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jeffrey Herf The word critical as applied to the theory of the Frankfurt School applies to the views of capitalism and the Enlightenment in Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno's classic work, Dialectic of Enlightenment . The absence of reference to the specificities of German history...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 65–92.
Published: 01 February 2013
... they harbor forsaken historical possibilities that can be excavated for alternative itineraries to a present in which capitalism has co-opted modernity. This essay ultimately attempts to expose the uses of obsolescence in Minima Moralia , making visible a future for obsolescence in the study of not only...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... analyzes the rhetorical figures and textual operations that Weber uses to describe the trajectory from the Protestant theology of salvation to the “spirit” of capitalism. Moreover, it shows how Weber incorporates religious rhetoric in his writing on the relation of science, history, and religion...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
... adventures, he not only reflected on the change of foreign politics in the aftermath of World War I but set out to argue for the Weimar Republic to become a Western democracy. His defense of the parliamentary system, his claim for a democratic capitalism, his plea for European unity, and his early critique...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... generation who oppose the economic determinations that frame experience in advanced capitalism. They refuse to fit in and “aspire” and instead become drifters. Employing what the Situationists called a psychogeographic approach, Umsonst probes the prevalent discourses and historical mythologies of Kreuzberg...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Caleb J. Basnett Dominant approaches to cosmopolitanism have been criticized for failing to sufficiently account for how power and privilege have entwined with cosmopolitan proposals, and cosmopolitanism itself has been accused of being the ideology of global capitalism. Taking seriously...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 175–184.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of the global majority engulfed by white supremacy and racial capitalism. Through Denise Ferreira da Silva’s and Sara Ahmed’s philosophies of race, the essay carries out an autotheoretical dissection—tracing Ruffin’s own myopic relation to the white supremacist moralities that continue to thrive in critical...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 49–70.
Published: 01 August 2023
... intervention. This understanding of form characterizes, for Lukács, the modern novel as well as the capitalist economic and social system. Against Hegel’s teleology of the spirit but consistent with Marx, the modernity of the novel and of capitalism, respectively, appears in Lukács thus as structurally...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Lieselotte . 1990 . Handbuch der deutschen Exilpresse, 1933–1945 , edited by Lämmert Eberhard . Vol. 4 . Munich : Hanser . Mulhern Francis , ed. 2011 . Lives on the Left: A Group Portrait . London : Verso . Muller Jerry . 2010 . Capitalism and the Jews . Princeton, NJ...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... capitalism I do not discuss this modern world, against whose background this book was written. —Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition In 1957 the former Frankfurt School affiliate Paul A. Baran set out to study economic growth and its effect on the postwar political landscape. The study...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 71–99.
Published: 01 August 2023
... —interpretations of Marx focusing on class antagonism between workers and capitalists—and Marxian, or Marx’s original value-form theory in volume 1 of Capital , which understands capitalism as an “abstract form of social domination—one that subjects people to impersonal structural . . . constraints” ( TLSD , 3–4...