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The Resource Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School, Stuart Jeffries

Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School, Stuart Jeffries

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Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School
Title
Grand Hotel Abyss
Title remainder
the lives of the Frankfurt School
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Jeffries
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Grand Hotel Abyss investigates the lives and afterlives of the critical theorists who formed the Frankfurt School"--
  • "In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of the modern world. Among the most prominent members of what became the Frankfurt School were the philosophers Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse. Not only would they change the way we think, but also the subjects we deem worthy of intellectual investigation. Their lives, like their ideas, profoundly, sometimes tragically, reflected and shaped the shattering events of the twentieth century. Grand Hotel Abyss combines biography, philosophy, and storytelling to reveal how the Frankfurt thinkers gathered in hopes of understanding the politics of culture during the rise of fascism. Some of them, forced to escape the horrors of Nazi Germany, later found exile in the United States. Benjamin, with his last great work--the incomplete Arcades Project--in his suitcase, was arrested in Spain and committed suicide when threatened with deportation to Nazi-occupied France. On the other side of the Atlantic, Adorno failed in his bid to become a Hollywood screenwriter, denounced jazz, and even met Charlie Chaplin in Malibu. After the war, there was a resurgence of interest in the School. From the relative comfort of sun-drenched California, Herbert Marcuse wrote the classic One Dimensional Man, which influenced the 1960s counterculture and thinkers such as Angela Davis; while in a tragic coda, Adorno died from a heart attack following confrontations with student radicals in Berlin. By taking popular culture seriously as an object of study--whether it was film, music, ideas, or consumerism--the Frankfurt School elaborated upon the nature and crisis of our mass-produced, mechanised society. Grand Hotel Abyss shows how much these ideas still tell us about our age of social media and runaway consumption." -- Publisher's description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeffries, Stuart
Dewey number
301.01
Index
index present
LC call number
HM467
LC item number
.J44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frankfurt school of sociology
  • Critical theory
  • Frankfurt school of sociology
  • Sociologists
  • Philosophers
  • Sociology
  • Germany
Label
Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School, Stuart Jeffries
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Against the current -- Part I: 1900-1920. Condition: critical -- Fathers and sons, and other conflicts -- Part II: The 1920s. The world turned upside down -- A bit of the other. Part III: The 1930s -- Show us the way to the next whiskey bar -- The power of negative thinking -- In the crocodile's jaws -- Modernism and all that jazz -- A new world -- Part IV: The 1940s. The road to Port Bou -- In league with the devil -- The fight against fascism -- Part V: The 1950s. The ghost sonata -- The liberation of eros -- Part VI: The 1960s. Up against the wall, motherfuckers -- Philosophising with Molotov cocktails -- Part VII: Back from the abyss : Habermas and critical theory after the 1960s. The Frankfurt spider -- Consuming passions: critical theory in the new millennium
Control code
ocn934193239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781784785680
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2016015391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026553217
System control number
  • BK0018213454
  • (OCoLC)934193239
Label
Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School, Stuart Jeffries
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Against the current -- Part I: 1900-1920. Condition: critical -- Fathers and sons, and other conflicts -- Part II: The 1920s. The world turned upside down -- A bit of the other. Part III: The 1930s -- Show us the way to the next whiskey bar -- The power of negative thinking -- In the crocodile's jaws -- Modernism and all that jazz -- A new world -- Part IV: The 1940s. The road to Port Bou -- In league with the devil -- The fight against fascism -- Part V: The 1950s. The ghost sonata -- The liberation of eros -- Part VI: The 1960s. Up against the wall, motherfuckers -- Philosophising with Molotov cocktails -- Part VII: Back from the abyss : Habermas and critical theory after the 1960s. The Frankfurt spider -- Consuming passions: critical theory in the new millennium
Control code
ocn934193239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781784785680
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2016015391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026553217
System control number
  • BK0018213454
  • (OCoLC)934193239

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