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The Dialectics of Seeing by Susan Buck-Morss
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it was amazing
bookshelves: socio-poli-religio-cultural

There's a lot I didn't understand, but what I did was fascinating. Buck-Morss does a great job of contextualizing and engaging with what is an unfinished project and by doing so points out both the failure and promise of Benjamin's work as a cultural theorist. I especially appreciated how she situated Benjamin in relation to his Jewish-ness, his Marxism, his German-ness, his connection to Paris, and his connection to the Frankfurt School.

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