Adorno on Popular Culture (International Library of by Robert W. Witkin PDF

By Robert W. Witkin

ISBN-10: 1134494025

ISBN-13: 9781134494026

Within the a long time when you consider that his loss of life, Adorno’s pondering has misplaced none of its capability to unsettle the settled, and has proved highly influential in social and cultural idea. To most folk, the leisure supplied via tv, radio, movie, newspapers, astrology charts and CD gamers turns out risk free sufficient. For Adorno, despite the fact that, the tradition that produces them is eventually poisonous in its influence at the social procedure. He argues that smooth mass leisure is synthetic lower than stipulations that mirror the pursuits of manufacturers and the marketplace, either one of which call for the domination and manipulation of mass consciousness.

Here Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno’s notoriously tricky critique of pop culture in an attractive and available variety. taking a look first at its grounding in a much wider conception of the totalitarian trends of overdue capitalist society, he then is going directly to learn, in a few aspect, Adorno’s writing on particular elements of pop culture reminiscent of astrology, radio, movie, tv, well known song and jazz. He concludes together with his personal severe reflections on Adorno’s cultural theory.

This e-book might be crucial analyzing for college kids of the sociology of tradition, of cultural stories, and of severe thought extra ordinarily.

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