TITLE

Aestheticization of Politics: Benjamin, Fascism, and Communism

AUTHOR(S)
Simons, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
Walter Benjamin's famous condemnation of fascism as aestheticized politics in his artwork essay does not amount to a rejection of all aestheticized politics. Benjamin implicitly commends a communist version of aestheticized politics which would realize the unfulfilled promise of art in the age of technological reproducibility. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript
ACCESSION #
54435013

Tags: POLITICAL science;  BENJAMIN, Walter, 1892-1940;  FASCISM;  COMMUNISM

 

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