Iscuss the impact of Adorno and Horkheimers arguments on subsequent theoretical approaches to the culture industries.
If possible discussing the critique of the culture industry proposed in the writings of Adorno and Horkheimer. Considering their claims within the context of a broader critique of enlightenment reason, and ask: are their arguments still relevant today? What do they mean by enlightenment as mass deception, standardisation and pseudo individuality? And are their arguments useful when analysing cultural production today? Thank you.
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