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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... contradictory movement from a purely observational to a theoretical stance: according to Arendt, we can understand the historical implications of the Nazi genocide only if we engage in the crisscrossing of history and thought. New German Critique, Inc. 2009 The Holocaust and Hannah Arendt’s Philosophical...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
... problematics of post-Holocaust revival in the field of cultural history but also of a continuing disjunction between the contexts of European critical theory and history and the anomalies of its reception in American popular culture. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Toward an Expansion of the...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Alison Ross This article gives a critical account of the prevailing interpretation of Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” essay. It argues that the position Benjamin's essay defends regarding violence is not cogent within the terms of the essay itself and that the opaque formulations of this...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 15–30.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Martin Jay Taking On the Stigma of Inauthenticity: Adorno’s Critique of Genuineness Martin Jay To know inauthenticity is not the same as to be authentic. —Paul de Man, Blindness and...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Arendt’s adversaries more clearly provides the chance to see her conceptual distinctions as interventions into concurrent attempts to revise Marxian political economy in the latter half of the twentieth century. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 Marxism labor automation the...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
... journal Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung ( AIZ ) insistently suppress the seams and ruptures of their manufacture, instead offering up pictorially sutured photomontages that propagate fictions of visual wholeness. They do so to issue an ideological critique from a leftist perspective, staging our illusory...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2020
...André Krebber Abstract This article explores Theodor W. Adorno’s recovery of natural beauty in Aesthetic Theory against the background of current debates in environmental aesthetics and evinces the relationship of his reading of natural beauty to his critique of the domination of nature. From there...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... article then clarifies how Adorno positions himself in regard to the conception and critique of language, where he stakes out the position from which he observes, and how he links the critique of society and language, driven by his initial intuition to formulate “philosophy in an authoritative sense...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... who advocate Muslim assimilation or exclusion to remedy women's oppression. The playwrights critique the cultural authority of these brokers, which they derive from self-referential, autobiographical speech, and their ethical dilemma of misrepresenting the women for whom they purport to speak. Black...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Thomas Hobbes and Baruch Spinoza's critique of religion were two modern targets of Strauss's criticism. Hobbes was identified as the father of modern civilization who broke violently with the tradition of philosophy and established the foundations of liberalism. As Nazism took hold and Germany faded from...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... therefore free of external political pressures, reveals that, rather than a means for a political critique of communism in general or Goldstücker's own involvement with communism, Kafka became a tool for self-evasion in Goldstücker's writing. This interpretation goes against the accepted Western reception...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... demonstrates how the critique of individualism could be mobilized for opposed political agendas. For Kracauer, this meant a redefined subjectivity that would contribute to social critique; for Benn, an acquiescence to National Socialism, which he saw as a form of historical fate. Dismantling the Subject...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Fred Rush Theodor W. Adorno has a complex attitude toward utopian thought. Although he views as destructive and dangerous fascist and “vulgar” Marxist strands of utopianism and has a subtle diagnostic critique of their attractions and deficiencies, he finds the proper use of utopian imagination...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... earlier concerns with a critique of Husserlian phenomenology and an analysis of Wagnerian phantasmagoria. I argue that Adorno's method for radio research is phenomenological, modified to accommodate dialectics. This modified phenomenology, renamed “physiognomy,” aims to expose phantasmagoria, the...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Rosa’s critique of social acceleration and argues that this critique lacks a firm normative basis. This basis is required, however, for one to claim why certain processes of social acceleration are wrong. It is shown that Rosa’s analyses of acceleration contain two suggestions for such a basis: autonomy...
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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)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
... “subjective relativity” and argues that aesthetic judgments are, paradoxically, truer to the object than accepted standards of objectivity. In this connection I show that far from ultimately dismissing Kant's aesthetics as irredeemably subjectivistic, Adorno reads the central theses of the third Critique as...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... aesthetic imperatives. Richard Taruskin's critique of “historically-informed performances” has allied them with modernist aesthetics, but there are many problems with such an approach, not least the denunciation of such performances from many modernists, for instance, Adorno and Pierre Boulez. Music permits...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
... corresponds to the “modern lie” of totalitarianism, a lie so big, a totality so total that the possibility of argumentative critique appears to have evaporated. At this point, only the linguistic transference of the perfect fiction of totalitarianism into the more graspable language of metaphors seems to...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... three—the discourse swerved, taking on the theopolitical as the “true” messianic calling. By historicizing political theology within the German Jewish response in Palestine, the article problematizes some key concepts of current biopolitical critique. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 The Jerusalem...