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Archives of Critical Theory

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Institute for Social Research (or Frankfurt School) member Theodor Adorno as the partial representation of the experience of exile in terms of the ideology of positivism, which ... More


The Elusiveness of the Particular: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the subterranean affinities between Hannah Arendt and Theodor Adorno, two of the most famous exiles of the last century, through the so-called “Benjaminian moment” present in ... More


Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical ... More


The Promise of Broadcast Classical Music

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The chapter explores why there was so much classical music on mainstream 1930s American radio, and the meanings and values that broadcast classical music represented. Radio's engagement with ... More


The Foreign in the Mother Tongue: Words of Foreign Derivation and Utopia in Theodor W. Adorno

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses words of foreign derivation (Fremdwörter) as constituting a form of “internal multilingualism,” which writers can potentially mobilize against the monolingual paradigm. It ... More


Aesthetic Theories and Revolutionary Practice: Nikolaus A. Huber and Clytus Gottwald in Dissent

Beate Kutschke

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The West‐German avant‐garde music scene of the early 1970s—the period in which the spirit of the New Left manifested itself most intensively in the musical field—was especially marked by the numerous ... More


The Psyche in Late Capitalism I: Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and the Crisis of Internalization

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Employs the drive theory developed in the first three chapters toward a reinterpretation of the culture industry thesis of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer.


Theodor Adorno

Tyrus Miller

in Modernism and the Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748640188
eISBN:
9781474400862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640188.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

After a general survey of Adorno’s wide-ranging and voluminous work, this chapter focuses on Adorno’s strongly-formulated defense of critical modernism against culture industry, especially in music, ... More


A Curious Legacy: Ernst Bloch’s Enlightened View of the Fairy Tale and Utopian Longing, or Why the Grimms’ Tales Will Always Be Relevant

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter examines the explorations of Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), the great philosopher of hope, and Theodor Adorno (1903–69), the foremost critical thinker of the Frankfurt School, ... More


Images of the Bilderverbot: Adorno, Antisemitism, and the Enemies of Modernism

Neil Levi

in Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255061
eISBN:
9780823260867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255061.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines a central motif in Frankfurt School theorist Theodor W. Adorno's postwar, post-Holocaust modernism: his commitment to the biblical Second Commandment's prohibition of images. ... More


Introduction: California Haunting: Mann, Schoenberg, Faustus

Adrian Daub

in The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This introductory chapter provides the necessary context for the two protagonists (Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann), as well as the leading supporting figure (Theodor Adorno). It aims to guide ... More


Theodor W. Adorno: Aporetics

Robyn Marasco

in The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Theodor W. Adorno's philosophy about despair has been poorly understood by his critics, one of them being Jürgen Habermas. He argued that Adorno betrayed the “rational ... More


Adorno's Lesson Plans? The Ethics of (Re)education in “The Meaning of ‘Working through the Past’” 

Jaimey Fisher

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter refutes the long-standing prejudice that Theodor W. Adorno offered no concrete suggestions capable of bridging theory and praxis by scrutinizing the philosopher's ... More


Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Johanna Malt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in Prague in 1935, André Breton asked, ‘Is there, properly speaking, a left-wing art capable of defending itself?’. But despite his conviction that surrealism did indeed offer such ... More


Lateness as ‘a European Language’: Theodor W. Adorno and Late Style

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 14 concentrates on arguably the most influential twentieth-century theorist of lateness: Theodor Adorno. Adorno’s views on lateness are characteristically subtle and sophisticated, and relate ... More


Theodor Adorno and the “Occult”

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the works of German sociologist and philosopher Theodor Adorno in relation to the emergence of modern totalitarianism. It suggests that irrationalism was a significant theme of ... More


The Aesthetic Taboo: Aura, Magic, and the Primitive

David Lloyd

in Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282388
eISBN:
9780823284948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282388.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

“The Aesthetic Taboo” concerns the place of primitive anthropology in the aesthetic theory of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. It traces the influence of Freud’s Totem and Taboo through their ... More


Art and Its Resistance to Society: Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the concept of the “culture industry,” as defined in Dialectic of Enlightenment, and on Theodor W. Adorno's Philosophy of Modern Music of 1949 and his late Aesthetic Theory of ... More


Adorno’s Negative Dialectic as a Form of Life: Expression, Suffering, and Freedom

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is the cornerstone of the book and accomplishes four large tasks. First, it elaborates Adorno’s theory of practical reason, including his notion of ‘the addendum,’ his philosophy of ... More


Introduction

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, along with his other writings, to see if his ideas are still relevant today. First published in 1970, Aesthetic Theory raises a number of ... More


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