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Dialectic of Solidarity
Labor, Antisemitism, and the Frankfurt School
A unique, multidimensional view of the political imagination of the American worker during World War II.

During World War II it appeared that American workers in uniform had all that was required to defend democracy on the battlefields yet, on the domestic front, the working class, as it turned out, was ideologically inconsistent when it came to democracy. Could battles against tyranny be won abroad only to lose the war back home? This was the question the Institute of Social Research (the famous “Frankfurt School”) asked in 1944 when it embarked upon an important study of the American working class. Dialectic of Solidarity draws upon unpublished research reports of the Frankfurt School and represents a unique and multidimensional view of the political imagination of the wartime American worker and the role of antisemitism as the 'spearhead of fascism.'

Mark P. Worrell, Ph.D. (2003) in Sociology, University of Kansas, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY Cortland.


Other books by Mark P. Worrell

  • Resignation and Ecstasy: The Moral Geometry of Collective Self-Destruction

    Marx meets Durkheim in an effort to reconstitute both sociology and psychoanalysis.

  • Disintegration: Bad Love, Collective Suicide, and the Idols of Imperial Twilight

    Marx. Durkheim. Critical Theory. Disintegration brings sociology, psychoanalysis, and dialectics together to offer a rousing critique of modern life.

  • The Sociogony

    Drawing on Hegel, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, Mark Worrell re-examines the social ontology of "social facts' in the wake of the shift from bourgeois liberalism to global neoliberalism.

  • Capitalism's Future

    This book outlines conjoined critiques of commodity-fetishism and authority fetishism as the emancipatory agenda of 21st century critical theory.