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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., Gesellschaft versus Gemeinschaft , traditional versus modern, rural versus urban, handicraft versus machine-made. But many important architects, like Adolf Rading in Breslau, who were considered members of the avant-garde did not fully accept or reject modernizing tendencies but embraced modernization and...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
... gentrification in Germany. It takes up theoretical investigations of urban planning by Henri Lefebvre and Thomas Dörfler, reviews the influence of urban planners like Richard Florida, and considers resistance movements like the militante gruppe and Marke Hamburg. In a survey of recent documentaries, the analysis...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “anticolonial” hero Aghion. Through Hesse's self-fictionalization as Aghion, he casts a critical light on his own anticolonial exoticism: Aghion, like the young Hesse, hates colonialism because it creates a frighteningly “uncanny” ( unheimlich ) mixture of India and Europe, and so ruins Aghion's fantasies of...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
...David L. Pike Like all of the great modernist cities of Europe, Berlin had a venerable and highly developed underground infrastructure: sewers, service tunnels, subways. But unlike the Paris sewers, the London Tube, or the Roman catacombs, the German capital was not identified in any mythic or...
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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 (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Manuel Köppen Claude Lanzmann's Sobibor (2001) and Romuald Karmakar's Land of Annihilation (2004) are contrasting cinematic documentaries that return the viewer to German concentration camps in Poland. While Lanzmann insists on the pathos of the primary witness, whose words, like the places...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... poems like “Erst wenn” and “Ostafrika,” this essay contextualizes Benn's colonial turn in the primitivist/modernist poetics of his earlier Rönne novellas and his brief turn to a fascist aesthetic in essays of the early 1930s. His primitivist poetic fantasy of the “Southern Word” becomes an imaginary...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... article argues that the proponents of this view fail to recognize that the desire to overcome anthropocentrism was central to Enlightenment thought. Like the latter, ecological posthumanism accords itself cognitive privileges that presuppose a successful distantiation of the world. According to...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 53–78.
Published: 01 November 2019
... feature films combine a playful eclecticism with an acute sense of contemporary political issues like precarious working conditions, gentrification, and the commodification of art and culture. Radlmaier’s diploma film Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog can be seen as the third part of his “trilogy...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the self; episodic selves, living as tourists from one experience to the next; and Facebook eye, seeing the world in terms of garnering “likes.” These notions point to a deeper change in identity construction that is undermining the age of authenticity. In an age of profile-based identity or...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 225–240.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Robert Zwarg Critical theory has had an extraordinarily productive reception in the United States, most notably in journals like Telos and New German Critique . The article, based on a larger study, sketches the American reception of the Frankfurt School as (1) an attempt to come to grips with the...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and culture than has hitherto been recognized. Far from merely secularizing figural interpretation by subtracting its transcendent referent, Auerbach’s insight into the seriality of the figure provides an indication of what figurality might look like under the conditions of modernity. Erich Auerbach...
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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 (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 89–131.
Published: 01 August 2009
... embody. Through close analysis of their photomontages, this essay argues that Moholy-Nagy and Brandt were like-minded in their investigations of how the lessons of Dada and constructivism might be absorbed into a new form of Bauhaus photomontage, how artists and designers could help reshape society in...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on Germany’s citizens to remember the atrocities of the Nazi past so they could open a new chapter in the nation’s history. Twenty years later, at the zenith of the economic miracle, Jean Améry made a similar demand. His, however, was not a constructive call for responsibility and improvement, like...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Eric Rentschler Abstract The often bemoaned crisis of West German cinema in the 1980s coincided with a dramatic changing of the nation’s film critical guard. The symptomatic impetus that had figured so strongly during the postwar era gave way to the so-called new subjectivism of young critics like...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... philosophical anthropology by thinkers like Axel Honneth and Jürgen Habermas, who explore positive theories of human limits and needs as the basis of social critique. As Adorno consistently refused to define the human on philosophical and political grounds, this article asks whether his work offers an...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 81–106.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Social Research he accentuated the unequal power recourses of conflicting social groups and different institutional mechanisms to deal with these conflicts politically. This approach made his work interesting for authors of a later generation of Critical Theory like Jürgen Habermas and Claus Offe...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 1–45.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Dana Villa New German Critique, Inc. 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. I would like to thank Joshua Dienstag, Peter Gordon, Martin Jay, and Anson Rabinbach for critical comments on an earlier draft...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 77–109.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Devin O. Pendas New German Critique, Inc. 2007 This essay was first presented at the conference “ Eichmann in Jerusalem Forty Years Later” at DePaul University, May 11–12, 2001. I would like to thank my colleague Paul Breines, the members of the Social Theory Workshop at the University...