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The Frankfurt school in exile

Author: Thomas Wheatland
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Wheatland examines the influence of the Frankfurt School, or Horkheimer Circle, and how they influenced American social thought and postwar German sociology. He argues that, contrary to accepted belief, the members of the group, who fled oppression in Nazi Germany in 1934, had a major influence on postwar intellectual life.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wheatland
ISBN: 9780816653676 0816653674 9780816653683 0816653682
OCLC Number: 257554844
Description: xxi, 415 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: New York transit : an invitation to Columbia University --
Failure and the mythologies of exile : the Frankfurt school's years at Columbia University --
John Dewey's pit bull : Sidney Hook and the confrontation between pragmatism and critical theory --
Crosstown traffic : the New York intellectuals encounter critical theory --
The Atlantic divide : building bridges between Anglo-American empiricism and continental social theory --
Assimilation and acceptance : studies in prejudice --
Specters of Marx : the Frankfurt school in the era of the new left --
Marcuse's mentors : the American counterculture and the guru of the new left --
Conclusion: The Frankfurt school's American legacy.
Responsibility: Thomas Wheatland.
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Thomas Wheatland examines the influence of the Frankfurt School, or Horkheimer Circle, and how they influenced American social thought and postwar German sociology. He argues that, contrary to accepted belief, the members of the group, who fled oppression in Nazi Germany in 1934, had a major influence on postwar intellectual life.

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From The AtlanticTheodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm-the gang's all here, just transposed to a new setting and sphere of influence. The famed Institute for Read more...

 
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