Thursday, April 18, 2013

Character and Capitalism
Monday, April 22

*Adorno, "Prejudice"
*Adorno et al., Introduction to The Authoritarian Personality

*Wilhelm Reich, Preface to the First Edition of Character Analysis
*Erich Fromm, "The Method and Function of Analytic Social Psychology"
*Otto Fenichel, "The Drive to Amass Wealth"

This five-part reading group will examine Adorno's psychoanalytic writings on the following

Commodity Aesthetics
Character and Capitalism
Propaganda: Psychoanalysis in Reverse
Prejudice: A Social Disease
Art and Fantasy

Readings will be primarily drawn from Adorno's extensive work in social psychology, as well as Marx, Freud, Thomas Mann and psychoanalysts who were his contemporary.


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