Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3078: Critical Theory: The Frankfurt School and Communicative Capitalism

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

- Beverly Best, Werner Bonefeld and Chris O’Kane, The SAGE HANDBOOK of Critical Theory, 2018.

- Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer: ‘The Dialectic of Enlightenment’ (1944/2002) Stanford University Press.

- Theodor W. Adorno: ‘Minima Moralia’ (2005), Verso.

- Jodi Dean, J. (2005). ‘Communicative Capitalism: Circulation and the Foreclosure of Politics’, Cultural Politics, 1(1), pp. 51-74.

- Erich Fromm: ‘Escape from Freedom’ (2011), Ishi Press.

- Nancy Fraser Redistribution and Recognition (2013).

- Christian Fuchs, Anxiety and Politics in the New Age of Authoritarian Capitalism, Triple C (2017).

- Axel Honneth, ‘Disrespect. The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory’ (2007), Polity Press.

- Threbor Scholz, Digital Labor, Tayor and Francis, 2013.

- Ritu Vij, The global subject of precarity (2019).