The Culture industry : selected essays on mass culture / Theodor W. Adorno ; edited with an introduction by J.M. Bernstein

By: Adorno, Theodor W.
Bernstein, J. M.
ISBN: 0415058317.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: London : Routledge, 1991Description: vii, 178 p.Summary: This volume collects together for the first time Adorno’s essential essays on the culture industry, both in general and on particular arts and media, especially music, film and television. Included are two previously untranslated pieces, “Free time” and “The schema of mass culture”, one of Adorno’s most challenging essays in this field. In the introduction JM Bernstein explains the importance of Adorno’s thinking for the postmodernist critics. An ideal introduction to Adorno’s thought on culture, The Culture Industry is full of his dazzling and unparalleled insights. It will be essential reading for students of sociology, cultural studies and philosophy. (Font: Editor)
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This volume collects together for the first time Adorno’s essential essays on the culture industry, both in general and on particular arts and media, especially music, film and television. Included are two previously untranslated pieces, “Free time” and “The schema of mass culture”, one of Adorno’s most challenging essays in this field. In the introduction JM Bernstein explains the importance of Adorno’s thinking for the postmodernist critics. An ideal introduction to Adorno’s thought on culture, The Culture Industry is full of his dazzling and unparalleled insights. It will be essential reading for students of sociology, cultural studies and philosophy. (Font: Editor)

Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. On the fetish character in music and the regression of listening -- 2. the schema of mass culture -- 3. Culture industry reconsidered -- 4. Culture and administration -- 5. Freudian theory and the pattern of fascist propaganda -- How to look at television -- 7. Transparencies on film -- 8. Free time -- 9 Resignation -- Name index -- Subject index

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