Aestheticization of Politics: Benjamin, Fascism, and Communism
- Taking Benjamin Seriously as a Political Thinker. Martel, James // Philosophy & Rhetoric;2011, Vol. 44 Issue 4, preceding p298
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses the literary and aesthetic theory of Walter Benjamin including the limits of social-political movements, power of fascism and his dominating ideologies and practices in politics.
- Face-Off. Richter, Gerhard // Monatshefte;Winter98, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p411
Examines the obsession of writer Walter Benjamin to German fascism. Benjamin's personal experience with fascism; Historical indebtedness of Benjamin's physiognomy to the tradition of physiognomic interpretive strategies; Role of art, aura and the media in Benjamin's writings; Significance of...
- The Media and the Crisis of Democracy: Rethinking Aesthetic Politics. Kang, Jaeho // Theoria: A Journal of Social & Political Theory;9/30/2010, Vol. 57 Issue 124, p1
This essay reassesses the German-Jewish social and cultural critic, Walter Benjamin's famous, yet widely misunderstood thesis of the aestheticisation of politics with reference to the development of the mass media and the crisis of democracy. I argue that his thesis of the aestheticisation of...
- REACTIONARY MODERNISM: Some Ideological Origins of the Primacy of Politics in the Third Reich. Herf, Jeffrey // Theory & Society;Nov81, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p805
This article presents a reinterpretation of German ideology on the Right in Adolf Hitler regime which points to reconciliations between technics and unreason. These reconciliations constituted a coherent world view called reactionary modernism. Economic units in the state were large and the...
- Introduction: Violence and Critique. Salzani, Carlo; FitzGerald, Michael // Colloquy: Text Theory Critique;Dec2008, Issue 16, p6
The article discusses violence, justice and judgement as the most discussed and consistent issues of modern thought. It regards these issues as a reflection of the realities on the ground which led to shock and awe and forced the general population to be alert but not alarmed. The article cites...
- Quando "a polÃtica passa Ã frente da histÃ³ria": Gramsci e Benjamin no pensamento de Daniel BensaÃ¯d. Querido, Fabio Mascaro // Lutas Sociais;2012, Issue 28, p192
Recently deceased (in January 2010) in Paris, Daniel Bensaid is, without a doubt, one of the principal names of the contemporary French intellectual left. Anchored in reflections on Gramsci and Walter Benjamin, he dedicated himself to thinking about politics as a field of possibilities for the...
- PRESENTACIÃ“N DE WALTER BENJAMIN. Gutiérrez Girardot, Rafael // Eidos;Jul-Dec2013, Issue 19, p179
The article discusses the work of German philosopher Walter Benjamin, with a focus on the importance of his contribution to Marxist philosophy. Particular interest is given to his work about art from the point of view of the Marxist theory. Subjects discussed include dialectic in art,...
- Walter Benjamin y el surrealismo: historia de un encantamiento revolucionario. Löwy, Michael // Acta Poetica;primavera/otono2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1/2, p73
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- Ãngeles en el abismo. Las imÃ¡genes dialÃ©cticas de Walter Benjamin y JosÃ© Revueltas. Espinoza, Rogelio // Acta Poetica;primavera/otono2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1/2, p223
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