By Matthias Benzer
Theodor Adorno is a widely-studied determine, yet as a rule with reference to his paintings on cultural conception, philosophy and aesthetics. The Sociology of Theodor Adorno offers the 1st thorough English-language account of Adorno's sociological considering. Matthias Benzer reads Adorno's sociology via six significant topics: the matter of conceptualising capitalist society; empirical learn; theoretical research; social critique; the sociological textual content; and the query of the non-social. Benzer explains the methodological and theoretical principles informing Adorno's reflections on sociology and illustrates Adorno's method of interpreting social lifestyles, together with astrology, sexual taboos and racial prejudice. Benzer clarifies Adorno's sociology on the subject of his paintings in different disciplines and the muse his sociology took from social thinkers reminiscent of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Kracauer and Benjamin. The e-book increases severe questions on the viability of Adorno's sociological mode of strategy and its strength contributions and demanding situations to present debates in social technological know-how.