Group Experiment and Other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany

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During the occupation of West Germany after the Second World War, the American authorities commissioned polls to assess the values and opinions of ordinary Germans. They concluded that the fascist attitudes of the Nazi era had weakened to a large degree. Theodor W. Adorno and his Frankfurt School colleagues, who returned in 1949 from the United States, were skeptical. They held that standardized polling was an inadequate and superficial method for exploring such questions. In their view, public opinion is not simply an ...

Group Experiment and Other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany 2011, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674048461

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