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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... or clearing in which being exists. For Bloch, however, it is the means by which being can be transcended out of its own immanence. Bloch's utopia is concrete in that it is still emerging, but he claims that sparks from that possible utopia exist in all times. Lateness is therefore challenged as a separate...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and Badiou a fundamen- tally open relationship between the concrete and the abstract in the Hegelian sense of the syntagmatic whole. In Bloch this takes the form of a still unimag- inable idea and reality of Heimat or home as utopia in that the return to home is not one of an eternal return to some...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., the concept of the con- crete must bear “metaphysical weight,” and utopia “has the colour of the concrete” (History and Freedom: Lectures, 1964–1965, ed. Rolf Tiedemann, trans. Rodney Livingstone [Cambridge: Polity, 2006], 253). 13. Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin, The Complete Correspondence...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... pleasure—refers back to its most archaic impulses. As Adorno puts it: Art is no more able than theory to concretize utopia, not even negatively. A cryptogram of the new is the image of collapse; only by virtue of the absolute negativity of collapse does art enunciate the unspeakable: utopia...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the unfashionable claim fifteen years ago that utopia was still with us. Even a cursory glance at developments in the cultural landscape since then—from Fredric Jameson’s massive volume on uto- pia, Archaeologies of the Future, to the peripatetic art installation project Uto- pia Station—would seem to confirm...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... was no longer is. Ever since Plato’s doctrine of anamnesis the not-yet-existing has been dreamed of in remembrance, which alone concretizes utopia without betraying it to existence” (AT, 132). What has not yet been can piggyback on what was, because neither of them exists at the present moment...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
.... In his essay devoted to the idea of progress, the “world’s downfall” is elaborated concretely in terms of the liberating of emotions and impulses forbidden by the ego as the internalized authority of social domination (P, 151). In Adorno’s 1950 essay on Spengler, meanwhile, to envisage “utopia” through...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... 2016 Theodor W. Adorno imagination Gustav Mahler music utopia References Adorno Theodor W. 1970–86 . Gesammelte Schriften , edited by Tiedemann Rolf . 20 vols . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . ———. 1995 . Nachgelassene Schriften , edited by Tiedemann Rolf...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Gilman, he edited The Third Reich Sourcebook (2013). Most recently he has elaborated on his earlier work in The Eclipse of the Utopias of Labor (2018). The volume under review here, skillfully edited and introduced by Stefanos Geroulanos and Dagmar Herzog, brings together twenty essays, some of which...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 153–180.
Published: 01 August 2023
... erroneous German linguistic usage designates ‘political romanticism’; it has no necessary relationship to revolution either. The isolated and absolute ego is elevated above both and uses both as an occasion.” 6. Schmitt, Political Romanticism , 109–15 . 7. Chrostowska, “Utopia and Political...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and HETEROCHRONY rather than the categories REALITY and UTOPIA. The same story in a different place at a different time can take a different direction any time. This changes the autonomy of an individual story.14 11. Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality, ed. Keith Ansell...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 167–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , no. 3 : 212 – 36 . Huyssen Andreas . 2003 . Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Imbriano Gennaro . 2016 . Le due modernità: Critica, crisi e utopia in Reinhart Koselleck . Rome : Derive Approdi . Jacob...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 7–33.
Published: 01 November 2008
... over the role of the theological axiom derived from the notion of the unity of humanity (taken from Gen. 1:26). In the same way, the idea of utopia is the secularized version of paradise;12 indeed, likewise, it can be shown that the communist ideal is a secular version of chil- iastic...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
... as the ultimate safeguard against abuse and violence. Whether they attribute the rise of human rights to secular philosophy or Catholic conserva- tive traditions, commentators point to West Germany as an early concrete manifestation of universal visions. In his recent work on dignity and rights, Michael...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 53–78.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the location becomes a point of reference that entails a powerful counterforce, one that offsets the centrifugal dynamics of citation and allusion. Beyond the excursions into the world of fiction and the manifold references, the short film is and remains a concrete snapshot of Berlin that uses one of its most...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to emancipation than any utopia or dystopia could ever become. 33. This would be particularly true with regard to technology, which Jameson describes as “mesmerizing and fascinating not so much in its own right but because it seems to offer some privileged representational shorthand for grasping a network...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...) and a negative anticipation of utopia (or possibility, which arises from concrete actuality). Without a theory of temporality, natural beauty threatens to regress into an ideological presentation of images that may be easily reified by cultural institutions. The nonidentity present in natural beauty implicitly...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 209–233.
Published: 01 November 2006
... space he contrasted with the concept of utopia, a nonplace. A heterotopia, on the other hand, is a real site that functions as a kind of countersite, an “effectively enacted utopia in which the real sites, all the other real sites that can be found within the culture, are simultaneously...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., Müller outlined a project of excavating and reanimating historical remains in performance that would rework the gap between origin and return, between communist utopia and the termi- nally ironized “actually existing socialism,” and so expose this corpus to critical view.4 Archaeological...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... utopias of both consumerism and communism, considering these objects in the context of the history of Soviet constructivism and the nonofficial practices to emerge later in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Hermann Glöckner German Democratic...