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Adorno on Popular Culture

By Robert W. Witkin

Routledge – 2002 – 208 pages

Series: International Library of Sociology

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Description

Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno's notoriously difficult critique of popular culture in an engaging and accessible style, looking first at the development of the overarching theories of authority, commodification and negative dialectics. He then goes on to consider Adorno's writing on specific aspects of popular culture such as radio, film and popular music.

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'a highly misanthropic but very funny and true analysis of the power and effect of the mass media' Alain de Botton, Telegraph

Name: Adorno on Popular Culture (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Robert W. Witkin. Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno's notoriously difficult critique of popular culture in an engaging and accessible style, looking first at the development of the overarching theories of authority, commodification and negative dialectics. He then...
Categories: Sociology & Social Policy, Social Theory, Sociology of Culture