The Frankfurt School : Its History, Theories and Political Significance
This work provides an account of the history and ideas of the Frankfurt School - the most important and influential group of leftist intellectuals, philosophers and social theorists in Germany this century. Wiggershaus traces the history of the School from its establishment in the early years of the Weimar Republic, through the period of exile in America, to the post-war phase in Frankfurt and the emergence of a younger generation of critical theorists in the 1960s. The book combines biographical profiles of the key figures in the Frankfurt School - including Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin, Marcuse, Fromm, Neumann, Pollock, Kirchheimer and Habermas - with an analysis of their main theories and ideas. Wiggershaus shows how the history of critical theory reflected the intellectual and political history of Germany from the Weimar Republic to the present day.
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- Hardback | 700 pages
- 152 x 229mm
- 09 Dec 1993
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- notes, bibliography, index
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Table of contents
Dawn; flight; in the new world I - an empirical research institute of marxist social theorists; in the new world II - productive decay; gradual return; critical ornament of a restoration society; critical theory in contention; critical theory in a period of fresh departures.