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Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

Shannon L. Mariotti


As a German critical social theorist associated with the Frankfurt School, Adorno is not typically studied in the context of American political thought or democratic theory. But because of his Jewish background, during the World War II era he immigrated to the United States and resided in New York and California for nearly eleven years. Drawing from neglected essays, radio addresses, and lectures originally composed in English in the United States, Adorno and Democracy: The American Years revises the traditional understanding of Adorno as a high modernist aesthete, a cultural elitist, and a no ... More

Keywords: Theodor W. Adorno, Democracy, United States, Critical theory, Pedagogy, Leadership, Critique

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813167336
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shannon L. Mariotti, author
Southwestern University