A fascinating study of Germany society on the eve of Nazism. First published in , Siegfried Kracauer’s work was greeted with great acclaim and soon. The Salaried Masses. New Salaried Masses Duty and Distraction in Weimar Germany • SIEGFRIED KRACAUER Translated by Quintin Hoare and. Siegfried Kracauer · Search for All events relating to the unorganized salaried masses are today of an ambivalent nature. itself. The flight of.

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These 4 locations in New South Wales: Duty and Distraction in Weimar Germany. Shierry Weber Nicholson, New York: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Inhe released Theory of Film: Retrieved from ” https: Adornoto whom he became an early philosophical mentor.

Kacauer, sociologistfilm theorist. The object of his inquiry was the new class of salaried employees who populated the cities of Weimar Germany. I usually don’t invoke the voguish bugbears of the left, but the tone is scornful especially when dealing with younger women, so much so that it noticeably mars those rare occasions when a genuine insight emerges from the nearly-impenetrable wall of obscurantist jargon in which Kracauer hides the few insights he actually provides.

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Siegfried Kracauer

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Adorno, “The Curious Realist: Kracauer became increasingly critical of capitalism having read the works of Karl Marx and eventually broke away from the Frankfurter Zeitung.


Spiritually homeless, salagied from all custom and tradition, these white-collar workers sought refuge in entertainment — or the “distraction of industries,” as Kracauer put it — but, only three years late, were to flee into the arms of Adolf Hitler.

Apr 19, Weihui rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, photography also excludes the essence of a person, and over time photographs lose meaning and become a “heap of details. He has sometimes been associated with amsses Frankfurt School of critical theory.

The Salaried Masses

The reason for this comparison was that photography, in theory, replicates some of the tasks currently done by memory. Perhaps its most stunning fruit was his classic study of salxried spiritual and material crisis of Weimar Republic’s salaried employees, now happily available in English for the first time.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. Adorno Weimar and Now: Kracauer’s analysis on this case showes how his approch is more effective than traditional approch that often give blank judgement on social phenomenon. InKracauer published Die Angestellten The Salaried Massesa critical look at the lifestyle and culture of the new class of white-collar employees. Distinction Routledge Classics Volume 6. Account Options Sign in. These online bookshops told us they have this item: He deconstructs the rational irrational?


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Isabella rated it liked it Apr 22, University of Technology Sydney. Kracauer’s “Salaried Masses”, finally translated after seventy years, is a fascinating study of Weimar society, with a particular emphasis on the workforce and the dynamics between employers and workers.

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Kracauer was mostly a charlatan, but due to the political machinations of academia and the proliferation of “studies” degrees, especially the interdisciplinary racket, “The Salaried Masses” and several other Kracauer works massfs likely to remain in print for awhile longer.