Michael P. Steinberg

Walter Benjamin and the Demands of History


Main Details
Editor Michael P. Steinberg
Series Cornell Paperbacks
Publisher Cornell University Press
Copyright Holder Cornell University
Contributor Michael P. Steinberg
Contributor Jacques Rancière
Contributor Heinz-Dieter Kittsteiner
Contributor Harry D. Harootunian
Contributor Curtis M. Hinsley
Contributor Françoise Meltzer
Contributor Max Pensky
Contributor Irving Wohlfarth
Contributor Michael Löwy
Contributor Ackbar Abbas
First Published
Identifying Codes
Barcode 9 780801 482571 90000
Barcode 978080148257190000
ISBN 978-0-8014-8257-1
Format Paperback
Publication Location Ithaca, New York; London, United Kingdom
Page Count 252 pages
Language English
Chapters 1. Introduction: Benjamin and the Critique of Allegorical Reason - Michael P. Steinberg

2. The Archaeomodern Turn - Jacques Rancière

3. The Allegory of the Philosophy of History in the Nineteenth Century - Heinz-Dieter Kittsteiner

4. The Benjamin Effect: Modernism, Repetition, and the Path to Different Cultural Imaginaries - Harry D. Harootunian

5. The Collector as Allegorist: Goods, Gods, and the Objects of History - Michael P. Steinberg

6. Strolling through the Colonies - Curtis M. Hinsley

7. Acedia and Melancholia - Françoise Meltzer

8. Tactics of Remembrance: Proust, Surrealism, and the Origin of the "Passagenwerk" - Max Pensky

9. Smashing the Kaleidoscope: Walter Benjamin's Critique of Cultural History - Irving Wohlfarth

10. "Against the Grain": The Dialectical Conception of Culture in Walter Benjamin's Theses of 1940 - Michael Löwy

11. Hyphenation: The Spatial Dimensions of Hong Kong Culture - Ackbar Abbas


Notes Printed in the United States of America.


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