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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., including Ernst Bloch, Erich Unger, Hugo Ball, and Gershom Scholem. This article describes the place of anarchism in Benjamin’s work, particularly in the fragment “World and Time” (1919) and in the essay on surrealism (1929), as a rhetorical double inversion, in which two reversals reconceptualize anarchist...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
... on in Aesthetic Theory that see Kant's views on “aesthetic feeling” as necessarily applicable to “art itself.” Thus Adorno's reception of Kant's aesthetics is fundamental to Adorno's articulation of the inversion of subject and object, which is, in turn, a central feature of his philosophy as a whole. © 2008...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and cultural inversion produced by the end of the Cold War and the birth of a new “Berlin Republic.” From 1990 on, German politics and society tenaciously pursued a project of “normalcy” that consolidated both its democracy and its economy by establishing Berlin leadership in Europe. But this spectacular...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
...” “inversion” of the capitalist spirit, Weber further emphasizes that present-day capitalism no longer needs that spirit, for economic behavior within developed capitalism is nothing more than adaptation to the market. The “spirit of capi- talism” has thus taken on historical individuality only...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... with Bernstein’s observation that Adorno is trying to bring nature back in, but would argue the inverse: Adorno brings anthropomorphic, living nature into view to offer an imma- nent critique and a correction to the dualisms of idealism, which unsuccess- fully seeks to repress one-half of its dualism...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... established interpretations. Influential readings of Kafka have more often situated figures like Odradek in terms of animation’s ostensible inverse: reification. Informed by Marx’s account of commodity fetishism and Lukács’s 1923 essay on reification in History and Class Consciousness , Theodor W. Adorno...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... by the past prediction as we literally “look back” to an earlier historical “sign.” With this temporal inversion, the concept of miracle as divine intrusion into rule-bound nature has been neu- tralized and returns as a predictive function of historical “fact,” one that brings the possibility...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Deuteronomy 27:26 (the general curse for violators of the law) and 21:23, as it is polemically quoted or rather used with a slippery inversion in Galatians 3:10–14,4 from the Hebrew cherem to the Catholic formula for excommunica- tion and anathema:5 “We declare him excommunicated and anathematized...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 59–82.
Published: 01 February 2023
... the elements and factors of the present or past political experience—without, however, giving up the claim to this or (what is the same thing) to adjourn it to a distant future” ( PM , 4). “Hopelessness” has a specific meaning in this passage, which introduces a polemical inversion of the concept of hope...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
... singular mode is under attack. At best it might be received in the fashion of plurality—as prescribed in the concept of multiple modernities. The opposing view inversely concedes definitely a mul- titude of middle ages but asserts stubbornly one modernity wrapped, however, in different cultural...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
... into acceleration within an endless present. Inversely, for Rosa, the ever-increasing pace of acceleration threatens to negate not only the project of modernity but the possibility of any historical project. Ultimately, he concludes, acceleration becomes one with rigidity, where “rapid, continuous change” goes hand...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2008
... is not. . . . We are the fl awed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle.”4 The conspiracy is the inversion, the sublimation of bad luck, happenstance, mistakes, the fl aws and incoherence of everyday life. And so the narrative, whether historical or fi ctional, represents...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of research needs to be scrutinized here. As mentioned above, Adorno tends to argue that the medium weighs on the content of radio programming more than the inverse: “the ‘how’ of the ‘radio voice’ (for instance, the hear-stripe) is unaffected by the program, but the program is by no means unaffected...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 97–113.
Published: 01 August 2015
... as characteristic of Beethoven’s late work OLS[ , 20, 14 Most obviously, the appearance of Zürn in The Moment of Love provokes a comparison with his fate in Swan House and Hunt. But in Final Flowering and A Man in Love too, what is most striking is the out-and-out inversion of the narrative out- comes...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and content (CO, 63n16). 12. Büchner, “Lenz,” 215 . 11. Eshel established the ubiquity of anti-Semitic imagery and discourse in “Gespräch” and argues that Celan’s reference to “Jewishness” is an “inversion” of an “anti-Semitic” and “ethnic discourse that is based on racial primacy...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
....” 12 Reliving the historical event of the shipwreck by reading about it, the narrator effects his own immersion into the world of a painting he has not yet seen. The chapter concludes at the lowest and darkest point of the inverse diagonal Weiss’s narrator sets to Géricault’s artwork: The coast...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... not the simultaneity of history and eschatology but the inversion of their meaning. Consequently, the prospects of the redemption still retain the form of an escha- tological promise, but now it entails suspending the eschatological denoue- ment. Blumenberg offered a comprehensive interpretation...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., as analyzed in Dialectic of Enlight- enment, uses totems to dupe the gods into believing they are being served by the sacrifi ces when, once again, the ritual undermines the object it seemingly serves. Chaplin is thus a kind of inversion of Odysseus and a reemergence of Benjamin’s silent Greek tragic...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): iii–xiv.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a presence , both physical and intellectual. Really, those elements refuse to be separated: the lean of the torso over the seminar table in explanation of the “inability to mourn”; the inversion of hands and the tips of impossibly long fingers in pinning down The Hamlet Machine for just a moment...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the ambivalence of Weimar responses to technological society. The physical body, argues Graeser, has been suppressed as the “dark” inverse figure of modernity, the locus of its “chaotic” erotic energies; the new “luminous” age, by contrast, reaches toward unity, embracing both technology and the idealized body...
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