Cinema and experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
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I first encountered the work of Miriam Hansen as a graduate student in the mid-1990s when her book was the talk of the (at that time still fairly modest) film studies town – even though it was sitting somewhat uneasily on the fence. In fact, it was this position beyond the canonical that made the book so attractive in the first place. It did not fit into the raging debate of that time between psychosemiotics and neo-formalism, nor did it offer the (often too schematic and naive) way out within the cultural studies paradigm of empowering the individual or sub-culturally constituted groups.


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Keyword(s): book review; cinema; Frankfurt school; media
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