Aestheticization of Politics: Benjamin, Fascism, and Communism
- 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...
- Parable and theme: Kafka and American Fiction. Sandbank, Shimon // Comparative Literature;Summer85, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p252
Evaluates Walter Benjamin's essay on Kafka. Information on the three-fold gap at the center of Kafka's stories; Details on the scene that contains Kafka's novels; Influence of Kafka's fiction on modern American literature.
- WORKS CITED. Mate, Reyes // Memory of the West;2004, p191
The sources cited within the book "Memory of the West" are presented including "Die Verborgene Tradition: Essays," by Hannah Arendt, and "The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project," by Susan Buck-Morss.
- 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...
- Reading Benjamin in Mexico: Bolï¿½var Echeverrï¿½a and the Tasks of Latin American Philosophy. Prado, Ignacio M. S�nchez // Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media & Culture;Winter2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p37
An essay is presented on Bolï¿½var Echeverrï¿½a's reading of the work of Walter Benjamin in Mexico. The author seeks to interrogate the nature and consequences of employing modernity in Latin America and how it performed its intellectual legacies. It discusses Echeverrï¿½a's involvement...
- Walter Benjamin and Marxism. Lowy, Michael // Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine;Feb95, Vol. 46 Issue 9, p11
Focuses on the life, work and political views of Walter Benjamin, who is considered one of the most creative Marxist thinkers. Biographical information; His last writing, `Theses On the Concept of History'; The collection of essays, `Illuminations' (1968); His books on the concept of art...
- Theory of the Aura. Sim, Stuart; Van Loon, Borin // Introducing Critical Theory;9/ 1/2004, p49
The article talks about the theory of Walter Benjamin, a critic and cultural theorist, that what marks out works of art is their aura. Benjamin pointed out in his essay "The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction" that this aura cannot be captured in any reproduction of works of art....
- Kritisches Schreiben als 'historisches Experiment'. Walter Benjamins 'esoterischer Essay'. Massalongo, Milena // Amsterdamer BeitrÃ¤ge zur Neueren Germanistik;2010, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p413
Because of its proverbially ambiguous location between criticism and literature, the essay form can become a privileged site in which to investigate the concrete relationship between style and knowledge. This relationship is just what is constantly at issue in Walter Benjamin, what structures...