What Happened to the Frankfurt School?
The culture industry, one of the main theories of the Frankfurt School, was neglected in the latter’s second and third generations. This neglect happened while the culture industry began to work with a different mechanism from that described by Adorno and Horkheimer. The culture industry in our age is using new techniques to extend its domination. However, these new techniques have not been studied by the second and third generations of the Frankfurt school. This disregard, on the one hand, has made a gap between the first generation of the Frankfurt School and its second and third generations and, on the other hand, caused some difficulties for the theories of Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth.
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