Berlin Journal of Critical Theory
Und so stellt sich die BJCT selbst dar:
The lively voice of Critical Theory
The Berlin Journal of Critical Theory (BJCT) is a peer-reviewed journal which is published in both electronic and print formats by Xenomoi Verlag in Berlin. The goal is to focus on the critical theory of the first generation of the Frankfurt School and to extend its theories to our age. Unfortunately, it seems that most of the concerns and theories of the first generation of the Frankfurt School are neglected in its second and third generations.
We believe that the theories of the early Frankfurt School are still capable of explaining many social, cultural, and political problems of our time. However, in some cases, those theories must be revised. For example, the culture industry in our time can also work through different mechanisms from those described by Adorno and Horkheimer. In our age, the majorities can access the media and even respond to the messages they receive – this is something which was not possible in Adorno and Horkheimer’s time. But this doesn’t mean that the culture industry's domination is over. Thus, we must revise the theory of the culture industry in order to explain new forms of cultural domination in our age.
The BJCT therefore plans to connect the theories of the first generation of the Frankfurt school with the problems of our age. To reach our goals, we have gathered some of the leading scholars of critical theory on our editorial board who will select original and high-quality articles for this journal.