|Author||: Fabio A. Durão|
|Publisher||: Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 190|
|ISBN 10||: 9781527553392|
|ISBN 13||: 1527553396|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The concept of culture industry leads a double life. On the one hand, it appears as transparent, being used widely and freely in reference to a branch of business; on the other, it is a notion belonging to a critical tradition that wants to preserve the tension resulting from the juxtaposition of these two words. Culture Industry Today is a contribution to the latter trend, which takes into account the current prevalence of the former. By offering interpretations of the term in relation to philosophy, media, television, the Third World, the psyche and the culture of consumption, the book aims at showing the continued relevance of an expression whose muteness is the corroboration of its darkest content.