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    Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was a member of the Frankfurt School, a leading figure of 1960s counter-culture, and a fundamental character for the New Left. His ideas and theories, inspired by a rich fusion of Marxian and Freudian thought, exert a strong influence on contemporary thinking about activism, emancipation, and political resistance. He was also a student of Martin Heidegger in the late 1920s and engaged deeply with philosophy throughout his career.

    The Marcusean Mind is an outstanding survey and assessment of Marcuse's thought. Beginning with a thorough introduction to Marcuse's life and work, thirty-nine chapters by an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors are organised into five clear parts:

    • Intellectual Ecosystems of Marcuse
    • Reason and Sensibilities
    • Futures and Utopias
    • Contemporary Movements
    • Counterrevolutions, Neo-Liberalism, and Fascism

    These sections each contain a short introduction, after which Marcusean ideas are brought to bear on many key contemporary debates and issues across the humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

    Including a Foreword by Craig Calhoun and an Afterword by Douglas Kellner, The Marcusean Mind is a superb resource for anyone interested in Marcuse's thought and its legacy. It is valuable reading for students of contemporary political theory, activism, philosophy, sociology, media and cultural studies, critical legal studies, and race and gender studies.

    Foreword Craig Calhoun

    Introduction Eduardo Altheman C. Santos, Jina Fast, Nicole K. Mayberry, and Sid Simpson

    Part 1: Intellectual Ecosystems of Marcuse

    Introduction to Part 1: Critical Constellations: Herbert Marcuse and his Intellectual Ecosystem Sid Simpson

    1. What is Immanent Critique? Marcuse’s Critical Theory of Society Jeta Mulaj

    2. Leo Löwenthal – Herbert Marcuse: Friendship and Critical Thought as Concrete Utopia Peter-Erwin Jansen and Inka Engel (Translated from German to English by Eduardo Altheman C. Santos)

    3. Angela Y. Davis: From Icon to Critical Theorist Rashad Shabazz

    4. Marcuse, the American Robert Kirsch

    5. Marcuse's Critique of Technology Today Andrew Feenberg

    6. Herbert Marcuse and the Post-Colonial: Missed Connections with Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Aimé Césaire Sid Simpson

    7. Reflecting on Lélia Gonzalez and Herbert Marcuse Stefan Klein

    8. Marcuse, Feminism, and Intersectionality Jina Fast

    Part 2: Reason and Sensibilities

    Introduction to Part 2: A Revolution of Reason Nicole K. Mayberry and Sid Simpson

    9. Marcusean Readings of Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy Juliano Bonamigo Ferreira de Souza

    10. Surplus-Aggression and Happy Consciousness: Marcuse and Hegel on the Second Nature of Advanced Industrial Society Wes Furlotte

    11. Dialectics of Domination and Eros: Herbert Marcuse and the Critique of Technological Rationality Sid Simpson

    12. Marcuse’s Emancipatory Model and His Critics Maria Clara Togeiro

    13. Herbert Marcuse and the West German Student Movement Meike Gerber, Emanuel Kapfinger, and Julian Volz

    14. Herbert Marcuse and the Aesthetic Dimension of Popular Music Cristina Parapar

    15. Capitalism and Aesthetic Socialism at the Time of Climate Breakdown Luca Mandara

    Part 3: Futures and Utopias

    Introduction to Part 3: What Can the Future Be? Jina Fast

    16. Marcuse and Utopian Possibilities Emre Çetin Gürer

    17. Built for Reason or Rationality? Marcuse and Artificial Intelligence Margath Walker

    18. Exploring Marcusean Feminist Utopian Possibilities: The Gendered Impact of Technological Rationality Nuzhat Khurshid

    19. Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home as Marcusean Art Javier Sethness

    20. Marcuse's Catastrophe of Liberation for the Anthropocene Jonathon Catlin

    21. Marcuse and Temptations of a Post-Work Imaginary Kenneth Rösen and Alexander Kurunczi

    Part 4: Contemporary Movements

    Introduction to Part 4: Contemporary Movements: Ruptures in the Establishment Nicole K. Mayberry and Jina Fast

    22. Spatializing One Dimensionality and Roe V. Wade Nicole K. Mayberry

    23. Beyond the Performance Principle: Marcuse and the Modern Work Ethic Caroline Nielson and Christophe Premat

    24. Marcuse's Refusal of Capitalism Sergio Bedoya-Cortés and Germán Aristizábal Jara

    25. Extinction Rebellion: A Great Refusal for the Anthropocene Rory Varrato

    26. Marcuse and Fromm Maor Levitin

    27. Law and Order: Rethinking Marcuse’s Legacy for Abolitionist Politics Lucien Ferguson

    28. Reforms and Revolution: Implications of Germany's Last Generation René Bünnagel

    29. Progress for Whom? Herbert Marcuse and Popular Feminism in Brazil Isabel Loureiro

    Part 5: Counterrevolutions, Neo-Liberalism, and Fascism

    Introduction to Part 5: An Era of Counterrevolutions Eduardo Altheman C. Santos

    30. Global Counterrevolution as Uneven Fascist Development Tyler James Olsen and Robinson Torres-Salinas

    31. Fascism Now and Then - Herbert Marcuse's Legacies for the Critique of Far-Right Authoritarianism Eduardo Altheman C. Santos

    32. Herbert Marcuse and the Dialectics of Liberation in the Age of Trump John Abromeit

    33. Repressive Tolerance Jina Fast

    34. Revisiting Marcuse on Repressive Tolerance: A Twenty-First Century Retrospective David Ingram

    35. What Marcuse Strikes Back Against – and For Terry Maley

    36. False Needs and Artificial Intelligence Matthew Lucky

    37. Herbert Marcuse and America’s Cultural Revolution Craig Calhoun

    38. 21st Century One-dimensionality: Big Tech-nological Rationality, Digital Culture Industry, and Platform Postmodernity Bruna Della Torre

    39. From Advanced Industrial Society to Neoliberalism: The Dialectics of Integration and Disintegration Eduardo Altheman C. Santos

    Afterword: The Global Marcuse Douglas Kellner.



    Eduardo Altheman C. Santos is a post-doctoral fellow in Sociology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. 

    Jina Fast is the SHIFT professor of Applied Ethics and the Common Good at Hampshire College in Amherst, USA. 

    Nicole K. Mayberry is Assistant Research Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, USA.

    Sid Simpson is Assistant Professor of Politics at The University of the South in Sewanee, USA.