Siegfried Kracauer: An Introduction

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Index
Adorno, Theodor: and biography, 89; and Critical Theory, 35; and dialectical thought, 107; and friendship with Kracauer, 8–9; and gestalt psychology, 15; and “Offenbach” study, 66, 68, 69; and Kracauer's style of essay writing, 38; and Kracauer's theory of film, 97–98, 110
aesthetics: and concept of art in History: The Last Things before the Last,118–19; and Kracauer on Lang films, 84–85; and Kracauer's theory of film, 104, 106–107; and rationality in The Mass Ornament, 35–38
Allgemeiner Freier Angestellten Bund (General Freelance Workers Association), 41–42
Altenloh, Emilie, 46
American Jewish Committee, 92
Andere, Der (film), 83
Angestellten, Die (Kracauer), 37–47, 77
anti-Semitism: and Kracauer's exile in U. S., 92; and Propaganda and the Nazi War Film,112
architecture: Kracauer's education and career in, 7, 51–52; and materialism in History: The Last Things before the Last,117
Arnheim, Rudolf, 75, 104, 129n16
autobiography, and Kracauer's novels, 48, 49–65
Bachofen, Johann Jakob, 99–100
Balázs, Béla, 75, 82
Barnouw, Dagmar, 119, 128–29n3
Baudelaire, Charles, 39
Benjamin, Walter: and film theory, 76, 82, 110; and interpretation of Ginster,57–58; and “Offenbach” study, 69, 72; and theological concept of law, 18–20
Berlin Alexanderplatz (film), 86
Bible, Kracauer's critique of translation by Rosenzweig and Buber, 8
biography: Kracauer's novels as social, 48– 74; overview of Kracauer's, 3–10; role of in Kracauer's works, 89
bisexuality, and gender in Georg,62, 63, 64
Bloch, Ernst, 25
Bloom, Harold, 3
Bonss, Wolfgang, 78, 123–24n27
Brecht, Bertolt, 123n20
Breidecker, Volker, 88
Buber, Martin, 8, 9
Butterfield, Herbert, 107–108
Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Das (film), 84
capitalism: critique of in The Mass Ornament,31–32, 34, 35; and culture of office workers in Die Angestellten,39–40
Chaplin, Charlie, 71
civilization: Kracauer's critique of, 35; and psychology of Ego, 79–80
class. See middle class
clothing, phenomenological function of in Kracauer's works, 64–65
cognition, theory of in “Sociology as Science,” 11–15
concentration camps, references to in Kracauer's works, 107, 109, 112, 113
consumer behavior, office workers and ideology of middle class, 42–43
continuity, and mentality as themes in From Caligari to Hitler,75–94
creation, and Kracauer's theory of film, 105, 107
critical realism, Kracauer and debate on metahistory, 119
Critical Theory: Kracauer and counterhistory, 94; and Kracauer's critique of civilization, 35
Crossfire (film), 92
cultural criticism: and Kracauer on photography, 99–100; and Kracauer's concept

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