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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The Salaried Masses by Siegfried Kracauer

Lindsay Oden rated it really liked it Oct 09, One person found this helpful. It is simply must read. Weitz, who seemed puzzled by how Z Book English Monash University. Comments and reviews What are comments? Other editions – View all The Salaried Masses: This book deconstruct the reality unreality? First published as Die Angestellten. Columbia University Press, p.

In the process, Kracauer succeeds in writing not just a prescient account of the decline days of the Weimar Republic, but also a path-breaking exercise in the sociology of culture which has sharp relevance for today. Gatlin Newhouse rated it liked it Apr 12, In order to set kracaeur a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.


Siegfried Kracauer

Check copyright status Cite this Title The salaried masses: Between andhe wrote an essay entitled Der Detektiv-Roman The Detective Novelin which he concerned himself with phenomena from everyday life in modern society. No trivia or quizzes yet. Australian National University Library.

I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that I owe more to this reading than to my academic teachers. Sonia rated it really liked it Apr 04, See all 7 reviews.

You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. The Origins of Totalitarianism. Quintin Hoare is the director of the Bosnian Institute and has translated numerous works by Sartre, Antonio Gramsci, and other French authors.

With the rise of the Nazis in Germany inKracauer migrated to Paris. Spiritually homeless, divorced 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 later, were to flee into the arms of Adolf Hitler. Set up a giveaway.

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 tbe 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.


Subjects White collar workers — Germany — History — 20th century.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He was also very critical of Stalinism kracauee the “terrorist totalitarianism” of the Soviet government. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. You couldn’t do much worse than Kracauer, unless you’re grading grad students.

Introduction by Inka MulderBach 1. Eschewing the instruments of traditional sociological scholarship, but without collapsing into mere journalistic reportage, Kracauer explores the contradictions of this caste. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. As per kracauer the problem with capitalism is not that it rationali This book deconstruct the reality unreality?

Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. The brilliance of Kracauer is the way he uses the superficiality of masses or surfaces of the masses to study their depths.

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