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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Fred Rush Theodor W. Adorno has a complex attitude toward utopian thought. Although he views as destructive and dangerous fascist and “vulgar” Marxist strands of utopianism and has a subtle diagnostic critique of their attractions and deficiencies, he finds the proper use of utopian imagination...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
...S. D. Chrostowska The essay argues that utopian thinking plays a central role in Theodor W. Adorno's social critique. To make the case, Chrostowska draws on Adorno's critical engagements with Walter Benjamin, Thorstein Veblen, Oswald Spengler, and Aldous Huxley. Adorno offers two utopian visions...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 167–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... historian and anti-utopian ideologue à la François Furet or , more narrowly, as a Begriffshistoriker , that is, historian of concepts à la John Pocock and Quentin Skinner, or as a metahistorian à la Hayden White. Of course, Koselleck repeatedly insisted that all these interests belong together. Yet only...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the human subject. The project of the environmental humanities emerges from the critique of dominant natural science concepts combined with the creative effort to shape new stories beyond environmental decline narratives, including speculative and utopian stories, that can engage a wider public in shaping...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and Rading. The Breslau group worked with the new formal language and shared the utopian aspirations and progressive politics considered central to the modern project. The architects embraced new materials, functional and rational approaches to space making, and public housing as a central contemporary...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
... an entire generation in his films as assuming the affective force of necessary failure and, as such, utopian hope. Although individual films never offer up their utopia as “realistically” obtainable, the sensation of utopia emerging from within the itinerative serialization of one and the same problem...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., Adorno allowed for the possibility that the artwork might produce a vision of the world not only as it is (and as it is in terms of what is presently wrong with it) but also—and crucially—as it could be. Utopian Aspirations and Reconciliation Underlying the discussion of the relation between...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... results in a forgetting of the future: the subject cannot imagine another world, and utopian longing is silenced. I call the new form of temporality that would engage properly with past and future metamorphic . This dialectical temporality appears in those objects of natural beauty that both call...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of which, however, were never intended to be realized. On face value their appearance suggests a hybrid aesthetic, a kind of Cold War meeting between the utopian relief models of Vladimir Tatlin’s Soviet constructivism or the experiments of Alek­ sandr Rodchenko and the appropriated consumerist...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in Müller's Cement . © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Between Athlos and Arbeit: Myth, Labor, and Cement Devin Fore Against those reveling in the demise of utopian discourse at the end of the Cold War, Andreas Huyssen made...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... asserts his anthropological foundations, Adorno refutes them. This results in the irony of Gehlen calling Adorno an “anthropological-utopian” thinker (SWM, 250). The ambiguous status of philosophical anthropology in Adorno’s thought is the topic of the present article. 3 Could Adorno, vehement...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the city comes into view as a history of secret and hidden corners ( Munich ), of abandoned buildings ( The Road We Do Not Walk Together ), or of utopian architectures ( Let There Be City! and Philip Rosenthal ). In his other essay films, the history of cinema is configured as a history of dead...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of a greater being.3 As Fredric Jameson puts it: Now it may be clearer how the Utopian instant, or indeed the Utopian eter- nity, if it cannot abolish death, may at least rob it of its sting: for where nor- mally at the moment of dying the individual is brutally wrenched from...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 65–92.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Krauss and Christian Thorne. Both draw on Benjamin’s compelling, if hardly systematic, thoughts on the subject in essays that theorize the utopian and oppositional potential of the outmoded in the context of Benjamin’s encounters with avant-garde aes - thetics and technological reproducibility...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 14–16.
Published: 01 August 2014
... character- istic of the experience of modernity, a concern of Miriam’s from her earliest American writings. This is a deeply immanent, materialistic, and dynamic conception of subjectivity, inspired most prominently by Kracauer early and late. The critical and utopian dimensions of this fractured...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 77–106.
Published: 01 August 2022
...” that created a “public sphere and brought different people into contact; it allowed for communication and turned musical performance into a place of debate; it offered a space for utopian ideas and apocalyptic visions.” 37 But Ziemer argued that, soon after, the concert hall lost this function. During...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
...: that art is true because it makes apparent the contradictions pervading the world (the critical “gesture” of denunciation), or that art is true because it creates the semblance of a world free from such contradictions (the utopian “gesture” of promise). 12 The question worth asking at this point...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Goebel, “Critique and Sacrifice.” However, Benjamin’s and Agamben’s reflections on gestures relate not merely to the theater but also the cinema. At the time when Benjamin wrote his essay, the cinema had become the cornerstone of utopian thinking, and cinema theory was concerned with how the cinema...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of his writings alongside the works of both right-wing and left-wing physiognomists not only positions Balázs’s physiognomic theory firmly on the utopian left but also reveals how his concept of the white psyche itself carries significant Marxist-materialist inflections. Balázs’s writings...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
...” of Freudian psychoanalysis, problematizing attempts to frame Benjamin’s politics in terms of the synthesis of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud typical of Western Marxism. In Benjamin’s work, these innervated bodily gestures provide a political model for a utopian will whose “secret signal of what is to come...