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Theodor Adorno

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory, 1st Edition

Edited by Simon Jarvis


1,584 pages

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Hardback: 9780415304641
pub: 2006-11-30
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Theodor Adorno was a German philosopher, sociologist and musicologist and was a leading member and eventually director of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research.

Adorno studied an extraordinary range of subjects during his lifetime – from dialectical logic and the syntax of poetry to newspaper astrology columns and the Hollywood studio system – and he left a significant mark on each of the many disciplines in which he worked. His philosophically sophisticated rethinking of Marxian materialism has been central to much European and American social theory in the latter half of the twentieth century and his studies of mass culture, radio and television were foundational documents for the discipline of cultural studies.

This collection charts the most important moments in the international reception of Adorno's thinking, covering the wide range of disciplines his studies touched upon, including literary criticism, musicology, aesthetics, epistemology and metaphysics.

There is also a great deal of important scholarship and commentary on Adorno in German that remains untranslated into English. This set will therefore provide Anglophone scholars with the first English translations of these important works.

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

The collections in this series will draw together essential secondary writings on the work of a range of inspirational thinkers who have contributed to the development of what we now understand as cultural theory. The work of these key figures draws on a variety of disciplines - most especially those of literary studies, philosophy, sociology, history, linguistics, anthropology and psychoanalysis. Edited with new introductions by leading scholars in the field, the sets in this series will demonstrate how these diverse themes relate to contemporary social thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
PHILOSOPHY / Reference