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The culture industry in the 21st century – Robert Kurz

14 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

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In this revised and expanded version of a 2010 talk, Robert Kurz examines the continuing relevance, and the limitations, of the concept formulated by Adorno and Horkheimer in 1944—the “Culture Industry”—with discussions of “cultural pessimism”, the postmodern “cult of superficiality”, the role of technology in cultural change, the “abstract individual”, advertising, the Internet, “virtualization”, “interactive” media, exhibitionism and narcissistic self-promotion, the pseudo-“gift economy” of the Net, the impact of the current economic crisis on the culture industry, the “depletion of cultural reserves”, “estheticization”, and the impossibility of a separate “cultural revolution”.

The Culture Industry in the 21st Century – Robert Kurz

From the superficial critique of the bourgeois intellectual to the postmodern cult of superficiality◆An elitist cultural critique or an emancipatory one?◆Technological reductionism◆Advertising as cultural perception of the world and of oneself◆The prolongation of “abstract labor” and competition by other means◆The Internet as a new central means of the culture industry◆The virtualization of the world of life◆The interactive features of Web 2.0 and individualization◆The high price of a free culture◆The immanent limit of capital and the economic crisis of the culture industry◆The road to the depletion of cultural reserves◆The world is not just an accessory. Why a separate “cultural revolution” is impossible


Note: The following text is a transcribed and expanded version of a talk given on November 21, 2010 at the Alliance Française in Sao Paulo as one of a series of presentations devoted to the theme, “The Culture Industry in the 21st Century”.

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