Transcending Tradition: America and the Philosophers of Communication
By: Jonah Bossewitch
Published: 11/6/2007
Uploaded: 12/21/2007
Uploaded by: Jonah Bossewitch
Tags: adorno, Critical Theory, frankfurt school, horkeimer, philosophy

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Description/Abstract: A short analysis of Horkheimer's "Art and Mass Culture" essay and the Frankfurt School's Critical Theory in the context of Peterson's antholgoy of "Mass Communication and American Social Thought: Key Texts, 1919-1968."

Their project still stands as a model for what communications research can aspire towards scholars recognizing their revolutionary role as active participants in the co-construction of reality and the deliberate shaping of better society.