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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., before it is socially divided and politically organized. No wonder such a theory emerged in a historical situation like the Weimar period, when social divisions were contested and political institutions weak or defunct. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 After Individuality: Freud’s Mass...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Efraim Podoksik It is a common perception that the distinction between quantitative and qualitative individualism constitutes the basis of Georg Simmel's theory of individualism. Yet, by analyzing Simmel's writings on individualism and juxtaposing them with his theory of historical understanding...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of individualism that drew on the ideals of personhood and rationality to reformulate the relationship between the individual and the collective. For a brief moment, Benn—the more conservative of the two—appears as a fellow traveler in this project, both in his rejection of the rational self and in his repudiation...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... into these accounts of subjectivity: what Riegl finds in the Kunstwollen of different works of art, Lukács finds in the formal structures of social reality. The article thus reinterprets reification as the formal definition of the subject as an isolated individual playing no active part in the structure of social...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 103–117.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Stéphane Symons Georg Simmel's essay “How Is Society Possible?” is built on the idea that an individual can develop himself or herself fully only by entering into society but nevertheless remains marked with an “in-addition” or “individuality-nucleus” that is never entirely socialized...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
... considered individually, these films' relentless iteration of the same problem might come across as self-pitying auteurist expressions of oedipal lack. But by attending to the serial, indeed itinerative , logic of Roehler's oeuvre, this essay maps out how we are compelled to diagnose the failure afflicting...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 35–50.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Friedrich Balke At the end of book 1 of Ab urbe condita , Livy presents a paradigmatic case of an individual's rise to power and his ability to focus a community's actions and goals around himself. Analyzing the media and semiotic processes employed in this process, charisma can be described...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Stefanos Geroulanos This article, part of a longer study of Edmund Husserl's influence in France, discusses three concepts—individuality, science, and Europe—that in the postwar period became central to the reception of Husserl. Then, around 1960—particularly in the work of Jacques Derrida...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that Rosenzweig's system employs time as the fundamental schema that opens the individual elements of God, world, and humanity; however, the temporal world is scarred by an unresolved homelessness that affects the relations between the elements. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Franz Rosenzweig...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 97–130.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Richard Westerman Georg Lukács's concept of reification is celebrated for its account of how capitalist society affects individual subjectivity. However, even its admirers have rejected the way that Lukács uses this idea to argue that the proletariat can develop a revolutionary class...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the nominalist emphasis on individual works as opposed to generic formal categories, and praised Arnold Schoenberg's atonal revolution. But he was also aware that carried to an extreme, nominalism could lead to the subjective domination of a nature that was understood to be without essential characteristics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... aesthetics. Adorno wants to regard Hamlet as a threshold and often refers in passing to Hamlet as the “first” or “original” individual, but such a treatment reintroduces a literary history into an aesthetic incapable of reconciling such a history to its own denunciation of all philosophies of history...
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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...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boaz Neumann While the Nazi politics of the body have been studied at length, the historiographical literature has largely failed to address the role of the Volkskörper , or the German people's body, in the Nazi worldview. As I attempt to explain, it was not the individual bodies of Germans...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... commentators charisma as a useful concept for understanding elements of fiction and of representation generally. Charisma is a quality of persons; aura can rise up from things, places, events, and persons. Whereas charisma of art is a problem in aesthetics, aura is a product of the individual imagination...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... argue that this troubled multilingualism allows Sebald to exploit the myths that constitute the identities of individual languages, setting up an assemblage of linguistic discourses that point to the extremities of a fragmented subjectivity and to the particular historical conditions of which language...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... neo-Nazi leader, provide the principal texts on which this examination is based. This article argues that the disruptions caused by political violence at the collective level, which have been explored in recent literatures on the politics of exception, also need to be examined at the individual level...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Noah B. Strote This essay traces the historical evolution of a novel type of individual in western and especially German-speaking Europe at the turn of the twentieth century: the Jew who recognized himself, and was recognized by others, through the way he thought as opposed to how he looked...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of estrangement in the sphere of social order, the regulation of individual liberties, and the accumulation of wealth, on the other. By and large the article argues for a moderate form of secular elucidation of traditional societies. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 Reimagining Enlightenment...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Michael Cowan The Querschnittfilm (cross-section film) has long been recognized as a documentary genre appropriate to mass society that uses montage, not the narrative development of individual characters, to compare various people and phenomena. But the term and concept of Querschnitt had both...