Dissertation > Philosophy, religion > Philosophical theories > Philosophical schools and their research > Other philosophical schools > Western Marxism

Adorno’s Critique Research of Culture Industry

Author YangXinHong
Tutor QinMeiZhu
School East China University of Science and Technology
Course Philosophy
Keywords Adorno Culture industry Culture industry criticism
CLC B089.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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No matter in the western marxism history or in the Frankfurt school’s theory, Adorno’s cultural industry criticism theory undoubtedly have an important position. In this paper, using Adorno culture industry criticism theory research.Adorno’s cultural industry of critical theory have its broad background, including fascism totalitarian rule, the rise of mass consumption, the generation of cultural industry. The Nazi regime through the cultural control mass, the postwar American public economic and culture combined with the rise of the consumption, which according to the operation of the commodity economy way production and consumption. Adorno’s several work《the enlightenment dialectics》,《the negative dialectics》and《aesthetic theory》of culture industry is not only the different aspects of criticism, also reflect culture industry the formation process of critical theory.Adorno’s critique of culture industry in the meanwhile, reveals the essence of the cultural industry is the capitalization of the cultural industry and alienation. The capitalization of the cultural industry performance of the cultural industry in the commercialization, standardization and pseudo individuation, cultural industry to public formed ideology control, form the cultural industry of the alienation of the alienation of man and the results.Adorno culture industry criticism of the cultural foothold is redemption. This article through to adorno’s art and aesthetic utopia the utopia of the two aspects of adorno’s cultural redeemed thoughts, and that its cultural redeemed utopia properties.The last is to Adorno’s cultural industry criticism theory of brief evaluation,. on the one hand, we should know to adorno’s cultural criticism directed at at the time, the capitalist society, reveals the influence of culture industry, on the other hand, we should also realize that Adorno’s critique limited to the theoretical level, although very deep, but a limited role to the reality. In today’s China, with 17 th the sixth plenary session by the CPC central committee for deepening the reform of the cultural management system, and promote socialist cultural greater development and prosperity on major issues ", we also need to be vigilant discussed adorno culture industry of the problem, but also must fully understand the culture industry development in political, economic and cultural significance.

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