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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Roberto Simanowski Self-presentation on social network sites is often discussed either positively for its promotion of transparency and sharing or negatively for its encouragement of narcissism and self-branding. The present article takes into account the “torture of now-time,” that is, the horror...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
... films, however, they offer an alternative social imaginary for life in Hamburg and Berlin. Akin relies on hybrid genre conventions to produce a comedic new Heimatfilm , while Turanskyj deploys an unemployed architect as skeptical flaneuse for a more tragic investigation. Both films critically represent...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 27–34.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Roberto Simanowski Copyright © 2019 by New German Critique, Inc. 2019 Social networks, especially Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, are so complex that Mark Zuckerberg famously and worryingly confessed in his hearings to US lawmakers in April 2018 that he and his staff have only now...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., and expressive movement and gesture shape human subjectivities within a newly mediatized social realm. The article explores Balázs’s consequent plea for a film politics of popular embodiment and asks what a survey of Balázs’s writings as both critic and theorist tell us about the political valences of his film...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Peter E. Gordon Abstract This article seeks to reconstruct a central claim of Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , namely, that art is simultaneously autonomous and socially conditioned. The thesis of art’s “double character” is often misunderstood, especially by critics who wish to fault Adorno...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 1–8.
Published: 01 August 2023
... existing socialism” in the Eastern bloc, they still admired Lukács’s uncompromising anticapitalist stance and his partisan defense of a “standpoint of the proletariat.” Hans-Jürgen Krahl, a leading figure of the Frankfurt branch of the Socialist German Students’ Union (Sozialistischer Deutscher...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 61–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Judith Keilbach New German Critique, Inc. 2007 Translated from the German by Rachel Leah MagShamhráin National Socialism as Docudrama: On Programmed Ambivalence in Heinrich Breloer’s Speer and Hitler Judith Keilbach National...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 181–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Marie Kolkenbrock Although COVID-19 gave “social distancing” an omnipresent urgency, the concept of distance—in its spatial meaning and in its metaphorical use for emotional detachment, interpersonal boundaries, and socially constructed difference—has been central to theories, practices, and ethics...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., they have become socially irrelevant. In a more redemptive gesture, Worringer then proposes that sensuous criticism of past art will replace art itself, since criticism now channels Germany's creative energy and serves the former social functions of art. This article historically contextualizes this new...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of a melancholic resistance of meaning. But I suggest that this resistance can be construed in terms of Adorno's and Walter Benjamin's readings of analogous resistance in Charles Baudelaire's poetry, which restages the social destruction of the subject as a socially normative “poetic event” unto itself...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., philosophy, and social theory. This interest was reflected both in his editorial policy for the Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung and in his own scholarly development that led to the development of critical theory in the later 1930s and the anti-Semitism research of the 1940s. Horkheimer's interests...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
... charisma as a process of social interaction (as Weber later described it), but he also considered the affective and physiological micro-processes that enable social bonds and the formation of social groups. The novel proposes a narrative about charisma that comprises the physiological conditions...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The implications of the concept of charisma must be understood in their social, political, and—most important—affective dynamics. Writing Hitler's biography always means not only retracing the emotions, hopes, desires, and imaginations invoked by his political style but also working on the affects that he still...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
... interpreted both as a theory of the psyche and as a theory of society and, as for the latter alternative, as a theory of fascism and of social cohesion in general. Freud's definition of the mass seemingly serves as a definition of not only totalitarian rule, the protofascist order of the primal father...
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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 (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 81–106.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on the complicated relationship between Otto Kirchheimer and the core of the Frankfurt School group on this issue. Kirchheimer’s biographical episode with the group exemplifies both the failure of interdisciplinary collaboration at the Institute of Social Research and the inability of its members to develop a joint...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Rosa’s critique of social acceleration and argues that this critique lacks a firm normative basis. This basis is required, however, for one to claim why certain processes of social acceleration are wrong. It is shown that Rosa’s analyses of acceleration contain two suggestions for such a basis: autonomy...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Matthew Noble-Olson Abstract This essay reads Walter Benjamin’s description of Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus through Theodor Adorno’s theorization of art’s contradictory sociality. In this analysis, the object that is illustrative of Benjamin’s imagined angel of history takes on the characteristics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... how the critique of individualism could be mobilized for opposed political agendas. For Kracauer, this meant a redefined subjectivity that would contribute to social critique; for Benn, an acquiescence to National Socialism, which he saw as a form of historical fate. © 2016 by New German Critique...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ursula K. Heise The environmental humanities have emerged over the last decade as a new interdisciplinary matrix that connects environmentally oriented research in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. This new area of research defines ecological issues as social and cultural rather than...