Heritage of Our Times

Heritage of Our Times

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This is an examination of modern culture and its legacy which argues that the key elements of a genuine cultural tradition are not just to be found in the conveniently closed and neatly labelled ages of the past, but also in the open and experimental cultural process of our time. One of the most compelling aspects of this work is a contemporary analysis of the rise of Nazism. It probes its bogus roots in German history and mythology at the very moment when the ideologies of Blood and Soil and the Blond Beast were actually taking hold of the German people. An associate of Lukacs, Benjamin, Adorno and Brecht, the author wrote "The Principle of Hope". The work should interest advanced students of sociology, politics, social and political theory, literary theory and theology, especially those interested in the legacy of Hegel and Marx and the tradition of critical theory; advanced students and researchers in European history, culture and ideology, and in particular, those interested in the Weimar period and the emergence of Nazism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 686g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • German
  • index
  • 0745605532
  • 9780745605531

Table of contents

Part 1 Employees and diversion. Part 2 Non-contemporaneity and intoxication. Part 3 Upper middle classes, objectivity and montage.
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"This work is a philosophical look at the rise of digital libraries and some of the ramifications inherent in the move towards digital access and storage of information."--"Journal of Academic Librarianship
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