Adorno, Culture and Feminism brings Adorno's work and feminism together, and explores how feminism can both harness and develop Adorno's ideas. The picture that emerges displays how gendered relations and cultural practices and texts operate today, and the relevance of critical theory for contemporary feminisms. Adorno's work on the scale of inequality and repression in the administered society is presented as matching the feminist understanding of the unequal balance of power between the sexes. This volume shows how Adorno's central concepts - commodification, authenticity, the culture industry, Kulturkritik, negative dialectics, non-identity thinking and authoritarian personality - can be used productively and purposefully in feminist thinking.
Maggie O'Neill is Senior Editor in Sociology at Staffordshire University CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Regina Becker-Schmidt University of Hanover Barbara Engh University of Leeds Hilde Heynen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Gudrun-Axeli Knapp University of Hanover
PART ONE: CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY: AESTHETICS AND POLITICS Adorno and Women - Maggie O'Neill Negative Dialects, Kulturkritik and Unintentional Truth Adorno, Benjamin and the Aura - Shierry Weber Nicholsen An Aesthetics for Photography? The Encoding of History - Silvia L L[ac]opez Thinking Art in Constellations Fremdw[um]orter as 'The Jews of Language' and Adorno's Politics of Exile - Sinkwan Cheng PART TWO: FEMINISM, CULTURE AND SOCIETY: THE RELEVANCE OF CRITICAL THEORY FOR CONTEMPORARY FEMINISMS Critical Theory as a Critique of Society - Regina Becker-Schmidt Theodor W Adorno's Significance for a Feminist Sociology Fragile Foundations, Strong Traditions, Situated Questioning - Gudrun Axeli Knapp Critical Theory in German-Speaking Feminism Adorno - Juliet Flower MacCannell The Riddle of Femininity Of Music and Mimesis - Barbara Engh Mimesis, Dwelling and Architecture - Hilde Heynen Adorno's Relevance for a Feminist Theory of Architecture
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