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Adorno- Mass Deception

Adorno was interested in the study of cultural industry and those sectors that helped create and distribute mass cultural products. According to lecture these mass cultural products were seen in radio, TV, music, magazines and were produced as a never-ending supply of mass-produced standardized commodities. 396 more words

Let the Masses Go!

Last week, in the Public Texts core course, we discussed deception and manipulation in mass culture. Horkheimer and Adorno, in their essay on “The Culture Industry” critique mass culture because, they claim, it discourages the mass audience to think critically. 488 more words

Don't Panic

Adorno's Disney-ed Out

Remember high school? The good ol’ days when books, such as Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, were shoved down your throat and you were expected to regurgitate the information you read onto an essay or a scantron. 620 more words

"The True Manuscript in a Bottle" — or, How I Found Theodor Adorno’s “Lost” Translation of the Philosophie der neuen Musik

In the introduction to his 2006 translation of Adorno’s Philosophie der neuen Musik, Robert Hullot-Kentor notes that the book (or, more accurately, the first part of it) had been translated into English twice before: in 1973 by Anne G. 3,391 more words

Theodor Adorno and the Critical Theory

As far as the critical theory goes, there are many variations based on which theorists are mentioned and what issues are brought forth. Generally speaking, the critical theory always stands out to me among the others mainly because it catches my attention by stirring the pot. 421 more words

A personal Motto- Trust the Audeince

Note- No new news today, but I’ve written some thoughts that I’ve been struggling with lately.

There are two difficulties that I can see lurking in producing any artwork, especially one that tries to teach or promote a message. 467 more words

minima moralia: gaps

entry 50, minima moralia (t.w.adorno)

Gaps. — The injunction to practise intellectual honesty usually amounts to sabotage of thought. The writer is urged to show explicitly all the steps that have led him to his conclusion, so enabling every reader to follow the process through and, where possible – in the academic industry – to duplicate it. 580 more words