Theodor Adorno was a thinker who worried about what people get up to in their leisure time. He called Walt Disney the most dangerous man in America – and was very against TV… If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/all/ Visit out friends over at WISECRACK http://youtube.com/wisecrack Please help us to make films by subscribing here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Produced in collaboration with Mad Adam http://www.MadAdamfilms.co.uk
In this video, we look at the work of Frankfurt School theorists Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno on the mass marketing of culture in the modern era.
This is for my MCS 333 class project! Reading from Horkheimer & Adorno's "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception". One of the first videos I ever created LOL!
Today we talk about an important chapter from The Dialectic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer. www.patreon.com/philosophizethis www.philosophizethis.org Thank you for wanting to know more today than you did yesterday. :)
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This video summarises the idea of the Culture Industry Adorno and Horkheimer proposed in the Dialectic of Enlightenment
This video is a reading of Adorno's essay "Culture Industry Reconsidered," as a supplement to course material for UBC English 491.002, an honours seminar on "Approaching New Media Studies."
By: Simon Lee
You can read the essay here: http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm
It’s only very recently in history that we’ve been able to buy more than the bare necessities. Can the history of consumption guide us to a wiser future? If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/yZOzTc FURTHER READING “Society takes the business of making money very seriously indeed. Much of our education system is geared towards giving people the skills to get a good job and a steady income. By contrast, very little attention is given to how to spend money well – by which we mean, in ways that stand a chance of properly increasing our sense of well-being and therefore justifying the sacrifices that went into earning the cash. The very subject sounds slightly absurd. Surely there is no challenge here, other than making sure we have enough (by which we mean, ever more) in our wallets....” You can read more on this and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/RIjF6W MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/d0sWIR Watch more films on CAPITALISM in our playlist: http://bit.ly/2dmGWsp Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/5uJ4QB SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Mike Booth http://www.youtube.com/somegreybloke