Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsvii
List of Abbreviationsix
Introduction: Fascism, Mass Culture, and the Avant-Garde1
Part I: Benjamin and the Fascist Spectacle
Introduction to Part 129
1. Baroque Drama and the Quest for Autonomous Politics35
2. Carnival, Industrial Culture, and the Politics of Authenticity53
3. Aesthetic Dictatorship83
4. Medusian Politics109
5. Modern Visual Culture and the Politics of Phantasmagoria141
6. Perseus's Paradox164
Part 2: Rethinking the Spectacle
Introduction to Part 2177
7. Fascist Aesthetics Revisited187
8. Benjamin's Actuality213
Notes239
Index269

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • Introduction: Fascism, Mass Culture, and the Avant-Garde 1
  • One - Benjamin and the Fascist Spectacle 27
  • Introduction to Part I 29
  • I - Baroque Drama and the Quest for Autonomous Politics 35
  • 2: Carnival Industrial Culture and the Politics of Authenticity 53
  • 3: Aesthetic Dictatorship 83
  • 4: Medusian Politics 109
  • 5: Modern Visual (Culture and the Politics of Phantasmagoria 141
  • 6: Perseus's Paradox 164
  • Two - Rethinking the Spectacle 175
  • Introduction to Part 2 177
  • 7: Fascist Aesthetics Revisited 187
  • 8: Benjamin's Actuality 213
  • Notes 239
  • Index 269
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