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Thoughts on Labour & Art

If Labour is the activity or effort of producing goods or services as per a marxist understanding, then the creative process of actually producing art can be considered an act of labour. 920 more words

Kino Blabber

[T]he most compelling anthropological proofs that the Jews are not a race will, in the event of a pogrom, scarcely alter the fact that the totalitarians know full well whom they do and whom they do not intend to murder.

Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia


Hopelessness; Or, the world is a prison for the believer

You can feel the anger in the voice. But the voice gives shape to the anger and you can see that this is anger of hatred. 1,030 more words

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Among today’s adept practitioners, the lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting reality. Nobody believes anybody, everyone is in the know. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion.

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A writer will find that the more precisely, conscientiously, appropriately he expresses himself, the more obscure the literary result is thought, whereas a loose and irresponsible formulation is at once rewarded with certain understanding.

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Summary of Adorno and Popular Music: Part 2

Adorno implies that pop music, including the production and the listener are all standardized. Adorno’s approach tries to see the characteristic of production and consumption of pop music. 307 more words


Summary of Adorno and Popular Music: Part 1

There are three important points contained in this part of the book. The first is about the work of Adorno on the culture industry and popular music as well as the background, the second is the argument about the difference in popular music with other music, and the third is about the position of popular music in society.  409 more words