The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture / Edition 2

The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture / Edition 2

by Theodor W Adorno
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415255341

ISBN-13: 9780415255349

Pub. Date: 06/27/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture. He argued that

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The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture. He argued that the culture industry commodified and standardized all art. In turn this suffocated individuality and destroyed critical thinking. At the time, Adorno was accused of everything from overreaction to deranged hysteria by his many detractors. In today's world, where even the least cynical of consumers is aware of the influence of the media, Adorno's work takes on a more immediate significance. The Culture Industry is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415255349
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/2001
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1On the Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening29
2The Schema of Mass Culture61
3Culture Industry Reconsidered98
4Culture and Administration107
5Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda132
6How to Look at Television158
7Transparencies on Film178
8Free Time187
9Resignation198
Name Index205
Subject Index209

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