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    The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture (Routledge Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Theodor W. Adorno, Edited by J. M. Bernstein

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Culture Industry
    Subtitle
    Selected Essays on Mass Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Theodor W. Adorno, Edited by J. M. Bernstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 245 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415253802
    ISBN 10: 0415253802
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
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    Libri: I-SO
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    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
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    DC21: 306.40904
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    DC22: 306.40904, 306.4/09/04
    LC classification: CB427 .A33 2001
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "A volume of Adorno's essays is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature."-Susan Sontag "Adorno expounds what may be called a new philosophy of consciousness. His philosophy lives, dangerously but also fruitfully, in proximity to an ascetic puritanical moral rage, an attachment to some items in the structure and vocabulary of Marxism, and a feeling that human suffering is the only important thing and makes nonsense of everything else ... Adorno is a political thinker who wishes to bring about radical change. He is also a philosopher, with a zest for metaphysics, who is at home in the western philosophical tradition."-Iris Murdoch
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements, Introduction 1.On the Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening 2.The Schema of Mass culture 3.Culture Industry Reconsidered 4.Culture and Administration 5.Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda 6.How to Look at Television 7. Transparencies on Film 8.Free Time 9.Resignation Name index, Subject Index