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Buck-Morss, Susan

Works: 209 works in 598 publications in 6 languages and 7,317 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: B3199.A33, 193
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Most widely held works about Susan Buck-Morss
Most widely held works by Susan Buck-Morss
The dialectics of seeing : Walter Benjamin and the Arcades project by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Benjamin's magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialectics of Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the Passagen Werk, or Arcades Project, as it might have taken form.Working with Benjamin's vast files of citations and commentary which contain a myriad of historical details from the dawn of consumer culture, Buck-Morss makes visible the conceptual structure that gives these fragments philosophical coherence. She uses images throughout the book to demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as the source of philosophical truth.The Paris Arcades that so fascinated Benjamin (as they did the Surrealists whose "materialist metaphysics" he admired) were the prototype, the 19th century "ur-form" of the modern shopping mall. Benjamin's dialectics of seeing demonstrate how to read these consumer dream houses and so many other material objects of the time - from air balloons to women's fashions, from Baudelaire's poetry to Grandville's cartoons - as anticipations of social utopia and, simultaneously, as clues for a radical political critique.Buck-Morss plots Benjamin's intellectual orientation on axes running east and west, north and south - Moscow Paris, Berlin-Naples - and shows how such thinking in coordinates can explain his understanding of "dialectics at a standstill." She argues for the continuing relevance of Benjamin's insights but then allows a set of "afterimages" to have the last word.Susan Buck-Morss is Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory at Cornell University. The Dialectics of Seeing is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy
The origin of negative dialectics : Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt Institute by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A treinta años de su primera edición en español, este libro ya es un clásico de la teoría y el pensamiento intelectual, así como una referencia ineludible en los debates en torno a la escuela de Frankfurt. En tiempos de la Alemania de la Social Democracia y de levantamientos estudiantiles, Susan Buck-Morss se propuso rescatar la figura de Adorno y releer la tradición filosófica de la teoría crítica desde sus orígenes históricos. Así, analiza el pensamiento de Adorno, su formación y el desarrollo de lo que denominó "dialéctica negativa", pero también su deuda para con Walter Benjamin, con quien compartió una amistad intelectual y muchas afinidades pero también entabló un extenso debate teórico. ¿Cómo la temprana filosofía no marxista de Benjamin proporciona la clave para el método dialéctico, materialista, de Adorno?, ésta es una de las preguntas que trata de responder Buck-Morss, quien ve en Adorno una figura central dentro de la revisión del marxismo del siglo XX."--Contratapa
Dreamworld and catastrophe : the passing of mass utopia in East and West by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dreamworld and Catastrophe is an experiment in visual culture, using images as philosophy, presenting, literally, a way of seeing the past. Its pictorial narrative rescues historical data that with the end of the Cold War are threatened with oblivion, and challenges common conceptions of what the century was about. The book is written for the general public but will be of special interest to critical theorists, historians, philosophers, and artists."--Jacket
Hegel, Haiti and Universal history by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this path-breaking work, Susan Buck-Morss draws new connections between history, inequality, social conflict, and human emancipation. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel's master-slave dialectic and points to a way forward to free critical theoretical practice from the prison-house of its own debates. Historicizing the thought of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the actions taken in the Haitian Revolution, Buck-Morss examines the startling connections between the two and challenges us to widen the boundaries of our historical imagination. She finds that it is in the discontinuities of historical flow, the edges of human experience, and the unexpected linkages between cultures that the possibility to transcend limits is discovered. It is these flashes of clarity that open the potential for understanding in spite of cultural differences. What Buck-Morss proposes amounts to a "new humanism," one that goes beyond the usual ideological implications of such a phrase to embrace a radical neutrality that insists on the permeability of the space between opposing sides and as it reaches for a common humanity.--publisher description
New ways of knowing : the sciences, society, and reconstructive knowledge by Marcus G Raskin( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking past terror : Islamism and critical theory on the left by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical theorist Susan Buck-Morss argues convincingly that a global public needs to think past the twin insanities of terrorism and counter-terrorism in order to dismantle regressive intellectual barriers. Surveying the widespread literature on the relationship of Islam to modernity, she reveals that there is surprising overlap where scholars commonly and simplistically see antithesis. Thinking Past Terror situates this engagement with the study of Islam among contemporary critical discourses - feminism, post-colonialism and the critique of determinism." "Reminding us that domination and consensus are maintained not by the lack of opposing ideas but by the disorganization of dissent, Thinking Past Terror presents the empowering idea of a global counter-culture as a very real possibility. If the language of a global, radically cosmopolitan Left is not presumed but its attainment struggled for, if the Leftist project is itself this struggle, then democracy defines its very core."--Jacket
InSITE97 : private time in public space : San Diego, Tijuana( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground control : technology and utopia by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

InSITE 2000-2001 : parajes fugitivos( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Jacir & Susan Buck-Morss by Emily Jacir( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This notebook combines photographs by Palestinian artist Emily Jacir with a text by political philosopher Susan Buck-Morss, who teaches at the City University of New York, written in response to the images and to conversations with the artist. Jacir's photographs depict the former Benedictine monastery of Breitenau, near Kassel. A prison camp in the Nazi era, it became a girl's reformatory after World War II. These images as well as other photographs taken in Kassel are accompanied by selections from the artist's diary entries, which investigate questions around the histories of the represented sites. Recalling Walter Benjamin's reading of Paul Klee's Angelus Novus, Buck-Morss' textual response unravels how truth and collective memory are established and how the inextricable relation between knowledge and power leads to the selection of what is archived and remembered."--Publisher's website
Soziologische Schriften II by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialéctica de la mirada : Walter Benjamin y el proyecto de los Pasajes by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetic theory by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culmination of a lifetime of aesthetic investigation, Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's major work, a defense of modernism that is paradoxical in its defense of illusion. In it, Adorno takes up the problem of art in a day when "it goes without saying that nothing concerning art goes without saying." In the course of his discussion, Adorno revisits such concepts as the sublime, the ugly, and the beautiful, demonstrating that concepts such as these are reservoirs of human experience. These experiences ultimately underlie aesthetics, for in Adorno's formulation "art is the sedimented history of human misery."
Voir le capital théorie critique et culture visuelle by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel et Haïti by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
Mundo soñado y catástrofe : la desaparición de la utopía de masas en el Este y el Oeste by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musikalische Schriften by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The dialectics of seeing : Walter Benjamin and the Arcades project
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Susan Buck-Morss American philosopher

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English (142)

German (47)

Spanish (30)

French (5)

Turkish (3)

Slovenian (1)

The origin of negative dialectics : Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt InstituteDreamworld and catastrophe : the passing of mass utopia in East and WestHegel, Haiti and Universal historyThinking past terror : Islamism and critical theory on the leftGround control : technology and utopiaInSITE 2000-2001 : parajes fugitivosEmily Jacir & Susan Buck-MorssAesthetic theory