The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Antisemitism and the Critique of Capitalism

Antisemitism and the Critique of Capitalism

Antisemitism and the Critique of Capitalism
Lars Fischer

It would be impossible to overstate how central a role the conceptualization of antisemitism played in the evolution of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory. The latter is inseparable from, and incomprehensible without, the former. It is all the more remarkable that the reception of the Frankfurt School’s grappling with antisemitism did not begin in earnest until the late 1970s.

Eva-Maria Ziege has shown in her compelling account of the intellectual development of the Frankfurt School (Institute of Social Research) in exile, that the core group around Horkheimer and Adorno by no means abandoned or even attenuated its fundamental Marxist orientation, though it did take an esoteric turn.1 The conscious ...

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