Editor: Jeremiah Morelock

Autores: Douglas Kellner, John Abromeit, Jeremiah Morelock, Felipe Ziotti Narita, Panayota Gounari, Samir Gandesha, Stephen Eric Bonner, Christian Fuchs, Lars Rensmann, Charles Reitz e Forrest Muelrath.


University of Westminster Press, 2018

ISBN 978-1-912656-21-9

Coleção Critical, digital and social media studies

Diretor: Christian Fuchs


After President Trump’s election, BREXIT and the widespread rise of far-Right political parties, much public discussion has intensely focused on populism and authoritarianism. In the middle of the twentieth century, members of the early Frankfurt School prolifically studied and theorized fascism and anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States. In this volume, leading European and American scholars apply insights from the early Frankfurt School to present-day authoritarian populism, including the Trump phenomenon and related developments across the globe. Chapters are arranged into three sections exploring different aspects of the topic: theories, historical foundations, and manifestations via social media. Contributions examine the vital political, psychological and anthropological theories of early Frankfurt School thinkers, and how their insights could be applied now amidst the insecurities and confusions of twenty-first century life. The many theorists considered include Adorno, Fromm, Löwenthal and Marcuse, alongside analysis of Austrian Facebook pages and Trump’s tweets and operatic media drama. This book is a major contribution towards deeper understanding of populism’s resurgence in the age of digital capitalism.


"An important contribution to our understanding of the political and cultural changes that are sweeping through the neo-liberal global order. By bringing back one of the Frankfurt School's most salient insights into the psychology of mass society into the consciousness and culture of everyday life, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand our turbulent and disruptive world"

Michael J. Thompson



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