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Reading Adorno

The Endless Road

Editors: Khandizaji, Amirhosein (Ed.)

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  • Marks the 50th anniversary of Adorno's deathProvides a series of readings of some of Adorno’s key themes and concepts in essays written by contemporary commentators
  • Outlines the ways in which Ardorno's work chimes with contemporary social issues such as neoliberalism, resurgent right-wing populism, selfie and celebrity ‘culture’, and environmental catastrophe   
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About this book

This book draws on core concepts coined by Adorno, such as identity thinking, the culture industry, and his critique of the autonomous and rational subject, to address the ills that plague neoliberal capitalist societies today. These ills range from the risk of a return to totalitarian tendencies, to the global rise of the far-right, and anti-feminist conceptions of motherhood. Subsequent chapters outline the ways in which Adorno's thought can also be seen to redress the challenges of modern societies, such as the critical function of artworks, and the subversive potential of slow-food and popular music. The important underlying concern of the book is to highlight the continuing relevance of Adorno, both in dealing with the failures of neo-liberal capitalist societies, and in his applicability to a wide range of disciplines.

About the authors

Amirhosein Khandizaji holds a PhD in Sociology, Free University of Berlin, Germany, and is the Founding Editor of the Berlin Journal of Critical Theory. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Two Critiques of Identity: Adorno and Castoriadis on the Capitalist Imaginary

    Pages 1-35

    Browne, Craig

  • Adorno, De Martino and the Adventures of the Self

    Pages 37-52

    Petrucciani, Stefano

  • The Truth-Potential (Wahrheitsgehalt) of the Culture Industry: On the Actuality of Horkheimer and Adorno’s Diagnosis

    Pages 53-73

    Brunkhorst, Haukes

  • Laughing at the Other: Toward an Understanding of the Alt-Right with Adorno

    Pages 75-100

    Leeb, Claudia

  • Bella Swan and Katniss Everdeen: The Expectation of Motherhood in the Culture Industry

    Pages 101-122

    Hubbard-Mattix, Laci

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eBook 53,54 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19047-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Adorno
Book Subtitle
The Endless Road
Editors
  • Amirhosein Khandizaji
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19048-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19048-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19047-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 253
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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