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Books on Frankfurt School

Great work flowed from the sociologists of the Frankfurt school examining culture as a lived experience and its role in modern societies. Frankfurt school refers to a group of chiefly German social theorists associated with the Frankfurt Institute of Social Research founded in 1923. Authors and sociologists associated with the School are Theodor Adorno, Max Horkeimer, Herbert Marcuse, Friedrich Pollock.

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno, German philosopher, sociologist, and musicologist. Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research 1958-69, he is known for such works as Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947, with Max Horkheimer) and Negative Dialectics (1966). Adorno developed his concept of reason as a key factor of social control and concluded that philosophical authoritarianism is inevitably oppressive and all theories should be systematically and consciously rejected.

The underlying philosophy of this group can also be found in the more recent work of Jurgen Habermas, a student of Adorno. Frankfurt school developed critical theory, an extension and development of the ideas of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Much important work flowed from Frankfurt school examining culture as a lived experience and its role in modern societies.

The Essential Frankfurt School Reader by Andrew Arato and Eike Gebhardt (Paperback - Oct 1982)

The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism) by Martin Jay (Paperback - Mar 5, 1996)

The Frankfurt School: Its History, Theories, and Political Significance (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) by Rolf Wiggershaus and Michael Robertson (Paperback - Feb 23, 1995)

The Discourse of Domination: From the Frankfurt School to Postmodernism (SPEP) by Ben Agger (Paperback - Jan 1, 1992)

The Idea of a Critical Theory: Habermas and the Frankfurt School (Modern European Philosophy) by Raymond Geuss (Paperback - Oct 30, 1981)

Critical Theory and Society: A Reader by S. Bronner (Paperback - Nov 15, 1989)

Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas by David Held (Paperback - Oct 13, 1980)

Between the Norm and the Exception: The Frankfurt School and the Rule of Law (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) by William E. Scheuerman (Paperback - Jan 22, 1997)

Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) by Douglas Kellner (Paperback - Sep 1, 1989)

Dialectic of Enlightenment (Cultural Memory in the Present) by Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Gunzelin Schmid Noerr, and Edmund Jephcott (Paperback - Mar 28, 2002)

Praxis and Method: Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Antonio Gramsci and the Early Frankfurt School (International Library of Society) by Richard Kilminster (Hardcover - Jul 1979)

Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and Institute of Social Research by Martin Jay (Paperback - Jun 1973)

The Essential Frankfurt School Reader by Andrew Arato and Eike Gebhardt (Hardcover - Jun 1978)

Frankfurt School by Zoltan Tar (Paperback - Feb 12, 1985)

The Frankfurt School: Critical Assessments by Jay Bernstein (Hardcover - Nov 15, 1994)

The Dialectical Imagination: history of the Frankfurt school & the Institute of social research 1923-1950 (Hardcover - 1973)

Narcissism: Socrates, the Frankfurt School, and Psychoanalytic Theory by Professor C. Fred Alford (Hardcover - Sep 10, 1988)

Critics and critical theory in Eastern Europe (The Frankfurt School: how relevant is it today?) (Unknown Binding - 1990) - Import

Origin and Significance of the Frankfurt School: A Marxist Perspective (International Library of Society) by Philip Slater (Paperback - Jan 1980)

Frankfurt School Reader: The Postwar Years by Andrew Arato (Hardcover - Dec 1982)

Praxis and Method A Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Gramsci and theEarly Frankfurt School by Richard Kilminster (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1979)

THE CRITICAL THEORY OF RELIGION: THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL by Rudolf J. Siebert (Paperback - Jan 1, 2001)

Conscience and Its Recovery: From the Frankfurt School to Feminism (Studies in Religion and Culture) by Guyton B. Hammond (Hardcover - Oct 1993)

Origin and significance of the Frankfurt School A Marxist perspective (Unknown Binding - Jan 1, 1977)

Foundations of the Frankfurt School of Social Research by Judith Marcus and Zoltan Tarr (Paperback - Jan 1, 1984)

The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism, Poststructuralism. by Richard. Wolin (Paperback - Jan 1, 1992).