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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ursula K. Heise The environmental humanities have emerged over the last decade as a new interdisciplinary matrix that connects environmentally oriented research in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. This new area of research defines ecological issues as social and cultural rather than...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Heather I. Sullivan; Bernhard F. Malkmus The introduction to The Challenge of Ecology to the Humanities: Posthumanism or Humanism? sketches out the ambiguous response of the humanities to the long-term anthropological thinking about the human as an ecological being from the late nineteenth...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Hannes Bergthaller Scholars in the environmental humanities frequently argue that a clear understanding of humanity's ecological embeddedness is sufficient to dismantle the anthropocentric biases of traditional humanism. Following Hans Blumenberg's interpretation of the Copernican turn...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 127–151.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Axel Goodbody This article considers the human-nature relationship in modern Heimat (homeland) discourse and its depiction in literary representations of Heimat . The first part examines the environmental turn in thinking on Heimat in the 1970s and shows how it was part of a wider shift...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of “plasmaticness” in his book on Disney, the article analyzes the transfer of a metaphor from life sciences to an aesthetic of cinema based on animation. © 2014 by Gertrud Koch 2014 Film as Experiment in Animation: Are Films Experiments on Human Beings...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Udi Greenberg This article examines the writings of the political theorist Karl Loewenstein to uncover the relationship between “militant democracy” and “human rights,” and their simultaneous rise to international prominence during the early Cold War. Through “militant democracy,” Loewenstein...
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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...
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Published: 01 February 2019
Figure 8. “Beugungsmöglichkeiten des menschlichen Körpers” (“Flexibility of the Human Body”), double-page photograph, from “Kampf gegen die steifen Knochen” (“Battle against Stiff Joints”), UHU , August 1928, 26–27. More
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Konrad Ott There are three broad categories of values in environmental ethics: instrumental, inherent moral, and eudemonistic. While instrumental values refer to ways humans are reliant on nature, inherent moral values give natural beings direct moral standing. Eudemonic values can pave the way...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Siobhan Kattago Abstract As the war in Syria and the destruction of the Calais camp in France in 2016 bitterly demonstrate, declarations of human rights and asylum devolve into empty promises without a common sense of solidarity and an implicit understanding that we share responsibility...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Vida Pavesich The Anthropocene concept emerged from questions raised by scientists about whether human activity has ushered in a new and perilous geological age. The term migrated into the humanities and social sciences and now involves a proliferation of metanarratives about anthropogenic...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Thomas Lekan This article explores the doomsday vision of humans and other animals found in the nonfiction books, documentary films, and autobiography of former Frankfurt Zoological Garden director and television star Bernhard Grzimek. Focusing on his career transition in the 1940s and 1950s from...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
... that beginning and construct an entirely new form of human society. This new beginning represents a rebellion against the Platonic-Christian-Marxist sense of knowing as making secure and of the slavish morality of palliating the cycle of human suffering by envisioning an end—an eschaton—to history. This attempt...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the relationship between the people’s god and the earth. Both thinkers also reject the Darwinian concept of the “state as organism” in the new academic study of human geography known as Geopolitik . Both thinkers embrace a neovitalist concept of animal life as it was developed in the work of Jakob von Uexküll...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Brook Henkel Abstract Around 1910 trick films by Edwin S. Porter, Émile Cohl, and others fascinated writers and critics by bringing objects to life and upending the dominant roles of human actors found in drama and literature. The animated objects and thing-like humans in Franz Kafka’s writings...
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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...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
... autonomous listening (always already institutionalized in terms of habitus) to automatic listening (absolutizing habitus through executable algorithms), the article detects a link to technological misrecognition, whereby the sensuous/immediate and humanizing must—as a condition of its possibility—also...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and never truly “works,” revealing literature's fragile dimension. Fragility not only addresses the vulnerability of bare human life but conveys the condition of literary and cultural studies, torn between ethical responsibility and the continuous threat to fail in the process. With a genealogical approach...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... read this text as an exploration of distributed agency that challenges humanist assumptions about both “man” and “nature” by disclosing the limits of rational human mastery in the face of unruly natural phenomena, both “inner” and “outer.” At the same time, the multiple narrative frames of this tragic...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen, whose interpretation of human weakness represents not only an alternative but in many respects a counterposition to Paul. In my article I present Cohen's messianism and his generation of the concept of the individual out of the recognition of human weakness. I return...