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Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism (Modern European Thinkers)

Leslie, Esther

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ISBN 10: 0745315739 / ISBN 13: 9780745315737
Published by Pluto Press, 2000
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Title: Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism (...

Publisher: Pluto Press

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Good

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Esther Leslie’s path-breaking study of Walter Benjamin is unlike any other book presently available in English on Benjamin, in seeking to make a case for a more politicised reading of Benjamin’s oeuvre. In looking at the entirety of Benjamin’s work - rather than the four or five essays available in English which tend to form the Benjamin ‘canon’ - Leslie offers powerful new insights into a key twentieth-century political thinker, correcting the post-structuralist bias that has characterised so much Benjamin scholarship, and repositioning Benjamin’s work in its historical and political context. In her examination of Benjamin’s commentary on the politics and aesthetics of technology - from Benjamin’s work on nineteenth-century industrial culture to his analyses of the Nazi deployment of the bomber - Esther Leslie recontextualises Benjamin’s writings in a lucid and cogently argued new study.

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Esther Leslie is professor of political aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of many books and is, most recently, the editor and translator of Walter Benjamin’s On Photography, also published by Reaktion Books.
  

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