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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Devin Fore This essay looks at the role of myth in Cement , an early 1970s play written by the East German playwright Heiner Müller in the wake of the New Economic System of Plan and Control. By “updating” myths of labor (e.g., the myths of Prometheus and Hercules), Müller explores the dialectic...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the Zentrum, a Catholic party, was able to pursue Catholic political economy using the levers of the state, largely thanks to Heinrich Brauns, a priest who served as minister of labor throughout most of the 1920s. During the Cold War, Catholic political economy was even more influential, as it was one...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 159–196.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and ideas equally. The strongest critique of the Humboldt model came from the liberal camp (Dahrendorf) that wanted to modernize the German university by emphasizing the needs of the labor market. Parallels to the more recent American corporate university are briefly discussed at the end. © 2011 by New...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in displaced persons (DP) camps in Allied-occupied Germany, Austria, and Italy survived because they had been “deported to life” from parts of Poland that came under Soviet control as a result of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, first in labor camps in the Soviet interior and then, with their release after the German...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2019
... reveals strategies central to his filmmaking and especially to his documentary films. Seidl is particularly concerned with depicting his subjects’ complicity in the exploitation of labor, as seen in Safari (2016), a film about Austrians who travel to Namibia to hunt and collect trophies. Seidl presents...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of cognition in a world dominated by Silicon Valley? If one dissolves the word power into the labor contained in it, petrified concepts are secretly changed, and heterogeneous “second-order” experience is made. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 poetic power Critical Theory second...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of political and economic thought: labor, work, slavery, consumption, industrialization, and automation. Such interests, which were passed through the philosophical canon from Aristotle to Marx, would serve as the theoretical basis for many of the distinctions that define The Human Condition . When set within...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and consciousness. 2 He associated ornamentation with hard labor and wanted to liberate humanity from “the yoke of ornament” (“Ornament,” 168–69). For Loos, culture could commit the “economic crime” of delaying the progressive and inexorable advance of humanity, by wasting “human labor, money and materials...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... that it will one day be the apparent, and this recognition defines it as the essential. Essence and Labor To recognize the human being’s essential nature is to recognize that being’s ability to transcend the given; that human capacity which allows this being to transcend the given, to imagine alternate...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... with the aspirations of a national popular culture.” 97 The proletarian worlds of labor movement literature were increasingly less based on, or more or less exclusively orientated toward, the idea of a transnationally shared proletarian experience. Rather, these worlds now revolved more around reimagining...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 71–99.
Published: 01 August 2023
... reinterpretation of Marx in Time, Labor, and Social Domination decisively dispelled that confusion while also making a crucial distinction between two opposed readings of Marx, including their respective approaches to totality. Postone distinguishes between what he calls “traditional Marxism” 3...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 101–129.
Published: 01 August 2023
... , 2008 . Braverman Harry . Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century . New York : Monthly Review , 1998 . Burkett Paul . “ Lukács on Science: A New Act in the Tragedy .” Historical Materialism 21 , no. 3 ( 2013 ): 3 – 15 . Burkett...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... The center and the margins are connected by economic production, circulation, and labor conflicts. Seghers’s story thus evokes a geographically layered and complex modernity through its poetics of margins and center. Cut off from understanding and profiting from the material and medial linkages...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
...: Rensmann, Frankfurt School and Antisemitism.) 5. Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination, 90–103, 115n111; Jay, Dialectical Imagination, 152. Cf. also Greisman and Ritzer, “Max Weber.” 6. Pollock, “Political Antisemitism,” MHA, XXIX 9. Pollock and also Horkheimer used Anti- semitism instead...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
... motto “heroes of labor” still had enough force in 2002 to animate a fortnight of exhibi- tions, installations, and performances. The persistence of these leitmotifs, however ironically evoked, suggests that heroes of labor and their comrades may, even in todayʼs unevenly unifi ed Germany, play...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in their practice.’” 16 With this in mind, History and Obstinacy reads as a systematic attempt to translate Marx’s concept of praxis into a theoretical mode of writing and, in the process, test the concept itself. The fundamental thesis, taken from the Grundrisse —that living labor capacity is constantly...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
... conditions of labor prevailing in the period’s new infrastructure projects. Also, the figure included in the middle ground supervising the workers unusually makes quite explicit the “social relations of production” disciplining large workforces of this kind, whether this be forced labor, as Weiss suggests...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 97–130.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... It is this that Lukács’s critics have attacked. The subject he relies on is condemned as mistaken or mythical. Moishe Postone, for example, argues that Lukács’s failure stems from an erroneous belief in labor (rather than value) as the force driving capitalist society; consequently, he relies too much...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 115–141.
Published: 01 August 2007
... between androcentric identity formation, the dan- gers of technocratic rationality, and the sexual division of labor. As many feminists have argued, this division of labor is also responsible for a corre- sponding distortion of feminine identity: to the extent that women’s domestic labor...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... commodity, which is determined as a value set by the quantity of socially necessary labor required for its production. Thus by consciousness Lukács means more than just knowledge. The commodity structure is not simply an epistemic error on the part of the viewing subject; it is “the real principle...