Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin : Overpowering Conformism

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In looking at the entirety of Walter Benjamin's work - rather than the four or five essays available in English which tend to form the Benjamin "canon" - this book offers insights into a key 20th-century political thinker. It aims to reposition Benjamin's work in its historical and political context. In the examination of his commentary on the politics and aesthetics of technology, from his work on 19th-century industrial culture and his analyses of the Nazi deployment of the bomber, the book recontexturalizes Benjamin's writings.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 135.1 x 219.5 x 26.7mm | 636.99g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745315739
  • 9780745315737

About Esther Leslie

Stephen Nugent is the head of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, a song writer (with Ian Dury) and the author (with Humphrey Ocean) of Big Mouth: The Amazon Speaks (Fourth Estate, 1990). Cris Shore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand). His most recent publications are: Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge', Oxford/New York: Berghahn (co-edited with Susanna Trnka, 2013) and 'The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology'.show more

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