Force Fields : Between Intellectual History and Cultural Critique

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  • Copyright: 1992-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Force Fieldscollects the recent essays of Martin Jay, an intellectual historian and cultural critic internationally known for his extensive work on the history of Western Marxism and the intellectual migration from Germany to America.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Urban Flights: The Institute of Social Research between Frankfurt and New Yorkp. 10
The Debate over Performative Contradiction: Habermas versus the Poststructuralistsp. 25
The Morals of Genealogy: Or Is There a Poststructuralist Ethics?p. 38
The Reassertion of Sovereignty in a Time of Crisis: Carl Schmitt and Georges Bataillep. 49
Women in Dark Times: Agnes Heller and Hannah Arendtp. 61
"The Aesthetic Ideology" as ideology: Or What Does it Mean to Aestheticize Politics?p. 71
The Apocalyptic imagination and the inability to Mournp. 84
The Rise of Hermeneutics and the Crisis of Ocularcentrismp. 99
Scopic Regimes of Modernityp. 114
Ideology and Ocularcentrism: Is There Anything Behind the Mirror's Tain?p. 134
Modernism and the Retreat from Formp. 147
The Textual Approach to Intellectual Historyp. 158
Name-Dropping or Dropping Names? Modes of Legitimation in the Humanitiesp. 167
Notesp. 180
Indexp. 225
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