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Walter Benjamin and History : Walter Benjamin Studies Series - Andrew Benjamin

Walter Benjamin and History

Walter Benjamin Studies Series

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Published: 12th January 2005
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The first book to examine in detail Benjamin's Theses on the Philosophy of History Benjamin's collection of fragments, Theses on the Philosophy of History, play a determining role in how Benjamin's thought is understood, as well as in the debate about the interplay between politics, history and time. Walter Benjamin and History is the first volume to give access to the themes and problems raised by the Theses, providing valuable exegetical and historical work on the text. The essays collected here are all the work of noted Benjamin scholars, and pursue the themes central to the Theses.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Supposition of the Aura: The Now, the Then, and Modernityp. 3
The Shortness of History, or Photography In Nuce: Benjamin's Attenuation of the Negativep. 19
'Now': Walter Benjamin on Historical Timep. 38
Down the K. Hole: Walter Benjamin's Destructive Land-surveying of Historyp. 69
The Sickness of Tradition: Between Melancholia and Fetishismp. 88
Trembling Contours: Kierkegaard-Benjamin-Brechtp. 102
The Subject of History: The Temporality of Parataxis in Benjamin's Historiographyp. 118
Tradition as Injunction: Benjamin and the Critique of Historicismsp. 137
Boredom and Distraction: The Moods of Modernityp. 156
Walter Benjamin's Interior Historyp. 171
What is the Matter with Architectural History?p. 182
Messianic Epistemology: Thesis XVp. 197
Non-messianic Political Theology in Benjamin's 'On the Concept of History'p. 215
Notesp. 227
Contributorsp. 253
Indexp. 256
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ISBN: 9780826467461
ISBN-10: 0826467466
Series: Walter Benjamin Studies Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 12th January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.05  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated