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With the Sharpened Axe of Reason free pdf Walter Benjamin holds a unique fascination for students and scholars interested in the question of modernity. The most original thinker of Weimar Germany, Benjamin has become something of a cultural icon and his works are often regarded with awe rather than critical scrutiny. This book offers surprising new insights from a number of perspectives -- sociology, history, women's studies, literary and cultural studies -- and investigates unexplored areas of Benjamin scholarship to arrive at a critically balanced perception of his work. There are four main sections: * a critical re-evaluation of Benjamin's concepts of history and modernity in light of postmodernist discourses- * a discussion of aspects of Benjamin's literary scholarship- * a re-evaluation of Benjamin's writings on media and performance theories- and * an investigation of Benjamin's peculiar 'utopianism' which includes a critical consideration of sexual/gender politics.

About Gerhard Fischer

Gerhard Fischer Senior Lecturer and Head of the School of German and Russian Studies,University of New South Wales

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Author : Gerhard Fischer
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Data Published : 01 April 1996
ISBN : 185973054X
EAN : 9781859730546
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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