Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-11 - Publisher: Routledge
One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and experiencing life. Published in 1964, it fast became an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner
The influential political theorist attacks the uncritical and conformist acceptance of existing social structures and behaviors, arguing that members of Western societies must reassert their individuality and personal freedom against the oppression of the status quo.
One-Dimensional Man 50 Years On contains a diverse collection of essays on the legacy of Herbert Marcuse and the relevance of his thought for the 21st century. The contributors to the volume both established and upcoming academics and activists critically explore the applicability, as well as the limitations, of Marcuse