The Sociology of Theodor Adorno

The Sociology of Theodor Adorno

Matthias Benzer


Theodor Adorno is a widely-studied determine, yet ordinarilly in regards to his paintings on cultural thought, philosophy and aesthetics. The Sociology of Theodor Adorno presents the 1st thorough English-language account of Adorno's sociological pondering. Matthias Benzer reads Adorno's sociology via six significant subject matters: the matter of conceptualising capitalist society; empirical learn; theoretical research; social critique; the sociological textual content; and the query of the non-social. Benzer explains the methodological and theoretical principles informing Adorno's reflections on sociology and illustrates Adorno's method of interpreting social existence, together with astrology, sexual taboos and racial prejudice. Benzer clarifies Adorno's sociology when it comes to his paintings in different disciplines and the muse his sociology took from social thinkers corresponding to Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Kracauer and Benjamin. The ebook increases serious questions about the viability of Adorno's sociological mode of approach and its power contributions and demanding situations to present debates in social technological know-how.

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