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Walter Benjamin on Mass Culture - Dictionary of Arguments

Habermas IV 558
Mass Culture/AdornoVsBenjamin/BenjaminVsAdorno/Habermas: on the question of the ideological character of mass culture, a front is formed between Adorno on the one hand and Benjamin on the other. While Adorno (with Löwenthal and Marcuse) irreconcilably contrasts the experience of authentic art with cultural consumption, Benjamin persistently sets his hopes on the profane illuminations that are supposed to emanate from a mass art stripped of its aura.


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Ha III
Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Ha IV
Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981


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