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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Siegfried Kracauer, or, The Allegories of Improvisation

Critical Studies

Authors: Vedda, Miguel

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  • Provides a novel reading of various aspects of Kracauer’s work
  • Includes a discussion of central and insufficiently studied aspects of his work, such as the sociology of intellectuals, theoretical reflections on fascism or urban vignettes
  • Places the author’s ideas in relation to their historical context and show their relevance as an instrument to analyze contemporary capitalism
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This book analyses multiple facets of Kracauer’s work, comprehending the essayistic, narrative, philosophical, theoretical and critical writings, and putting special emphasis on some aspects: the phenomenology of metropolis, the theory of historiographic method, the reflections on the crisis of the subject and the emergence of a new subjectivity, the new forms of perception and aesthetic behaviour in late capitalism, the function of critic-intellectuals, the sociology of the middle classes, the theory of fascism, the aesthetical and sociological reflections on literary genres, the politicization of melancholy. An original feature of this book is the attention it pays to the links between Kracauer’s theoretical and critical writings and the traditions of heterodox Marxism, against a habitual tendency to obliterate the political (and emancipatory) dimension in the German author.

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Miguel Vedda is Full Professor of the chair of German Literature at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Principal Researcher of the Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Siegfried Kracauer, or, The Allegories of Improvisation
Book Subtitle
Critical Studies
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67965-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67965-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67964-4
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 239
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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