Fragments of Modernity

Fragments of Modernity

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This book examines the approaches to the study of culture and the experience of modernity which were developed by three of the most original German thinkers of the early 20th century: Georg Simmel, Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin. The book provides both a critical introduction to their work and an appraisal of the methodological problems that confront a social theory of modernity. This book should interest anyone concerned with contemporary discussions of modernity, with the development of critical theory (including the Frankfurt School) and with the important and complex issues raised in modern cultural studies as well as students and researchers in sociology, philosophy and cultural studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 472g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0745601898
  • 9780745601892

Table of contents

Modernite;Georg Simmel - modernity as an eternal present; Siegfried Kracauer - exemplary instances of modernity; Walter Benjamin - prehistory of modernity.show more

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