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Adorno, Culture and Feminism brings Adorno's work and feminism together, and explores how feminism can both harness and develop Adorno's ideas. The picture that emerges displays how gendered relations and cultural practices and texts operate today, and the relevance of critical theory for contemporary feminisms. Adorno's work on the scale of inequality and repression in the administered society is presented as matching the feminist understanding of the unequal balance of power between the sexes.

Adorno: The Riddle of Femininity
Adorno: The riddle of femininity
Juliet FlowerMacCannell

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.

(Adorno, 1974: 192)

Favorite virtue in a woman: weakness.

(Karl Marx, ‘Confessions’, in Marx and Engels, 1978: 436)
Woman Doesn't Exist

My themes as a cultural critic and analyst have more than overlapped with those of Adorno. His larger insights into totalitarianism, anti-Semitism, ...

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