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Table of Contents Foreword 1 Introduction 2 1 Criticism as the Arena of Historical Change 9 Realism and Reversed Perception 13 Art as the Speaker of History 22 Natural History 35 Mimetic Activities 48 2 Prehistories 62 The Theatrical Destruction of Subjectivity 63 The Unorganized Material 90 Instincts and Transformations 102 3 Man Between Material and Social Order 118 Material Against Identity: Mann ist Mann 121 Brecht's Concept of the Public Sphere 127 The Captured Material (Exploitation/Imploitation) 137 Political Distinctions 152 4 Revolution: Change and Persistence 170 The Teaching Plays: Brecht's Theory of Poverty 170 Social Space and Human Standing 177 Einverständnis: Consensus in Crisis 190 Subject Bound/Thought Unbound 199 Defacement and Death 214 5 Brecht's Archaeology of Knowledge 228 The Genealogy of Terror 230 Memory and Morality 245 Body in Time: Haltung 251 Thought in Time: Lehre 260 Notes to Chapter 1 273 Notes to Chapter 2 283 Notes to Chapter 3 291 Notes to Chapter 4 295 Notes to Chapter 5 299
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 Political and social views, Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 Criticism and interpretation