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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859730546
ISBN-10: 185973054X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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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