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Schuld and Abwehr

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ISBN-10: 0674036034

ISBN-13: 9780674036031

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jeffrey K. Olick, Andrew J. Perrin, Jeffrey K. Adorno, Theodor W. Adorno

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List price: $48.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Michael North is professor of modern history at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitt Greifswald in Germany.Jeffrey K. Olick is professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.

Theodor W. Adorno is the progenitor of critical theory, a central figure in aesthetics, and the century's foremost philosopher of music. He was born and educated in Frankfurt, Germany. After completing his Ph.D. in philosophy, he went to Vienna, where he studied composition with Alban Berg. He soon was bitterly disappointed with his own lack of talent and turned to musicology. In 1928 Adorno returned to Frankfurt to join the Institute for Social Research, commonly known as The Frankfurt School. At first a privately endowed center for Marxist studies, the school was merged with Frankfort's university under Adorno's directorship in the 1950s. As a refugee from Nazi Germany during World War…    

Preface and Acknowledgments
Note on Translation
The Original Publications
Introduction
Guilt and Defense: Theodor Adorno and the Legacies of National Socialism in German Society
Guilt and Defense
Final Version of the Basic Stimulus (Colburn Letter)
Preface
Guilt and Defense
Knowledge of the Events
Guilt
The Self-Image of the Participants
The Reality behind Defensiveness: Truth and Ideology
Defense
Elements of National Socialist Ideology
The Ambivalent Ones
Open-minded Participants
The Debate with Hofst�tter
"On Group Experiment by F. Pollock: A Critical Appraisal"
"Reply to Peter R. Hofst�tter's Critique of Group Experiment"
Working Through the Past
"The Meaning of Working Through the Past"
Index