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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Hannes Bajohr While many interpreters of Hans Blumenberg have searched The Legitimacy of the Modern Age or Work on Myth for hints of a political theory, there is still no in-depth discussion of the only essay published during his lifetime that deals directly with political theory, “The Concept...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 81–106.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of 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. Max...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Men in Dark Times , and The Life of the Mind . Many who discuss her account of forgiveness fail to adequately consider the distinctions and assertions that Arendt makes in her political theory. This article thus challenges a propensity in critical literature...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 2023
... cosmopolitanism’s complicity in domination, this article draws on the work of Theodor W. Adorno to sketch a theory of cosmopolitanism as solidarity. It argues that prominent approaches to cosmopolitanism understand solidarity as an identification of particular with universal, with pernicious political consequences...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and cannot be created anew. Those deposits lie in religious traditions. Habermas’s newfound reverence for the unrepeatable past exposes the weakness of his own moral-political theory by acknowledging that an ethic of undistorted communication—with the built-in norms of sincerity, transpar- ency...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Max Weber's concept of charisma is notorious both in social theory and in cultural analysis. This article elaborates some of the complex and sometimes contradictory implications of Weber's term, especially its political, theological, and aesthetical aspects. His term must be seen...
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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 (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 117–149.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and Horkheimer’s seminars imbued students with a lasting commitment to uniting theory and practice in their everyday life, whereas Abendroth at Marburg supposedly “separated his own political-theoretical position more strictly from his academic work” ( Der nonkonformistische Intellektuelle , 478n413). 71...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in critical social and political theory that had developed in the 1970s. In other cases (e.g. books on Hegel or Kant), the receptions reflected longer- standing interests. In cases of relatively unknown authors in relatively unknown traditions, like some of those you mention, the problem...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and political concepts, and the steps toward liberalization that were implemented—then we should also develop a sense of the alternative discourses that existed among those who, at least for a time, were defeated in this historical conflict. Whether in the sphere of consti- tutional law, political theory...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of comparison for his later and better-known works, especially in Soul and Form (1911), The Theory of the Novel (1916), and History and Class Consciousness (1923). This framework can reconnect Lukács’s early theory of literary genres to contemporary debates on form in literature, epistemology, and political...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
...James Chappel Catholicism in twentieth-century Germany was more than a Sunday-morning activity: it was a political economy, or a means of grasping and governing the social realm. Catholics began to forge their own social theories at the end of the nineteenth century, and during the Weimar era...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Lukas Kaelin The public sphere stands at the center of much of the philosophical, sociological, political science, and media theory discourse on the organization and legitimation of society. Although the latest German-speaking public sphere theories, in particular from Jürgen Habermas, Kurt Imhof...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
... remarks in the Denktagebuch expound a theory of metaphor. What is the relation between Hannah Arendt’s thinking about metaphor in the Denk- tagebuch, on the one hand, and the metaphorical thinking about totalitarian politics in Origins, on the other? Arendt repeatedly develops her thoughts...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 171–188.
Published: 01 August 2014
... by other means, or the persistence of cinematic experience, only serves as the starting point to ask harder questions about media politics and the politics of media theory. Wartime Chongqing film theory provides a concrete example for us to consider how the radical rethink- ing of cinema’s identity...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 225–240.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with the political failure of the New Left and the student movement and (2) an unconscious encounter with the American particularity vis-à-vis Europe. As such, the article advances an understanding of what it means to speak of critical theory's “temporal core.” The notion of “afterlife,” the article argues, serves...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of what we have come to call cultural studies and strikes a familiar chord with Pierre Bourdieu's sociological investigations of the habitual. The absence of grand narratives and apocalyptic traits in Kracauer's theory of the ordinary politically differentiates him as well from the Frankfurt School...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Nazism, pathologized as monomania, and analogized to political leaders ranging from Osama bin Laden to George W. Bush. But there is another reason to connect Ahab and charisma that has never been mentioned: when Ahab is described as a charismatic type and, vice versa, when the “Ahab-type” is used...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 75–103.
Published: 01 August 2017
... on the economic and psychoanalytic aspects and concludes that Critical Theory remained too close to traditional Marxism to generate more profound insights into the nature of fascism, especially with regard to its political features. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Frankfurt School Marxism...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of differentiation, and the poetic power of theory operates as a political alliance out of which emancipation of any kind becomes subjectively possible, without being subjectively controlled. What twenty-first-century forms of theoretical practice, sensory intelligence, and storytelling allow for the courage...
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