"Breaking the Power of the Past over the Present"

Psychology, Utopianism, and the Frankfurt School

Janet Caroline Stewart

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This article analyzes the works of selected key figures associated with the Frankfurt School showing how they employed psychological insights in their search for Utopia. According to Colin Hay, although structure and agency can be separated analytically, in practice they are interwoven. Several members of the Frankfurt School are united by certain theoretical and methodological issues. For instance, they were involved in highlighting the role of complex interaction between structure and agency to effect social change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-42
Number of pages22
JournalUtopian Studies
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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"Breaking the Power of the Past over the Present" : Psychology, Utopianism, and the Frankfurt School. / Stewart, Janet Caroline.

In: Utopian Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, 06.2007, p. 21-42.

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