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BLEG: Critical Theory Equivocation?

Question: As I read more and more and more Critical Theory, I am bothered by what I see as an equivocal (or just historical?) use of the word “culture.” They seem to use the term for artistic creations (broadly considered) as well in an anthropological sense. Is there a member of the “school” who precisely defines his/her meaning of, or offers more distinctions about, the term culture in relation to anthropology? I don’t recall seeing that turn outlined in Dialectic of Enlightenment*. I am particularly interested in potential definitions by early, or founding, Critical Theorists—i.e. Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin, Fromm, Marcuse, Read more