Adorno on Popular Culture
Routledge – 2002 – 208 pages
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.
'a highly misanthropic but very funny and true analysis of the power and effect of the mass media' Alain de Botton, Telegraph