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  • Juli 16, 2018
  • 7:00 pm » 9:00 pm
  • Jakob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Auditorium

The concept of ideology played a crucial role in explaining the stability of domination at a time when capitalism’s inherent contradictions seemed ripe for it to be overcome. The idea of „false consciousness“, so central to the theorizing of the first generation of Frankfurt School thinkers, resonates with a range of ideas across various strands …

  • Juli 20, 2018
  • 5:00 pm » 7:00 pm
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, R. 2249 a

This round-table marks the conclusion of the 2018 Critical Theory Summer School on Ideology. It attempts to summarize some strands of the discussions pursued throughout the week and asks specifically about what new directions and impulses should guide ideology critique. Do we need a more comprehensive framework for unifying various analyses, for instance within a …

  • From July 16th-20th 2018
  • Humboldt University Berlin

Why do people often accept, and even embrace, social and political conditions that seem to run counter to their own interests? How is it possible that we sometimes support forms of domination with our ways of behaving and thinking without intending or even realizing it? One answer to these questions refers to the notion of …