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The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture

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Eva Kolinsky, Wilfried van der Will, Peter Pulzer, John Breuilly, Hans-Georg Betz, Andrei S. Markovits, Beth Simone Noveck, Carolyn Höfig, Andrew Bowie, Martin Swales, Karen Leeder, Michael Patterson, Michael Huxley, Erik Levi, Irit Rogoff, Iain Boyd Whyte, Martin Brady, Helen Hughes, Holger Briel
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  • Date Published: October 2012
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  • One of the most intriguing questions of our time is how some of the masterpieces of modernity originated in a country in which personal liberty and democracy were slow to emerge. This Companion provides an authoritative account of modern German culture since the onset of industrialisation, the rise of mass society and the nation state. Newly written and researched by experts in their respective fields, individual chapters trace developments in German culture - including national identity, class, Jews in German society, minorities and women, the functions of folk and mass culture, poetry, drama, theatre, dance, music, art, architecture, cinema and mass media - from the nineteenth century to the present. Guidance is given for further reading and a chronology is provided. In its totality the Companion shows how the political and social processes that shaped modern Germany are intertwined with cultural genres and their agendas of creative expression.

    • Useful reference tools include a chronology of Germany from 1789 (French Revolution) to the first all-Germany elections in 1990; a guide to further reading; maps of Germany after the 30-Years War, in 1812, after World War II, and post-reunification
    • Contributors are drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines including European studies, architecture, philosophy, film, history, performing arts, music, literature, politics and visual arts
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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139796835
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    List of abbreviations
    Chronology
    In search of German culture: an introduction Eva Kolinsky and Wilfried van der Will
    1. The citizen and the state in modern Germany Peter Pulzer
    2. German national identity John Breuilly
    3. Elites and class structure Hans-Georg Betz
    4. Jews in German society Andrei S. Markovits, Beth Simone Noveck and Carolyn Höfig
    5. Non-German minorities, women and the emergence of civil society Eva Kolinsky
    6. Critiques of culture Andrew Bowie
    7. The functions of 'Volkskultur', mass culture and alternative culture Wilfried van der Will
    8. The development of German prose fiction Martin Swales
    9. Modern German poetry Karen Leeder
    10. German drama, theatre and dance Michael Patterson and Michael Huxley
    11. Music in modern German culture Erik Levi
    12. Modern German art Irit Rogoff
    13. Modern German architecture Iain Boyd Whyte
    14. German cinema Martin Brady and Helen Hughes
    15. The media of mass communication: the press, radio and television Holger Briel
    Index.

  • Editors

    Eva Kolinsky, University of Wolverhampton

    Wilfried van der Will, University of Birmingham

    Contributors

    Eva Kolinsky, Wilfried van der Will, Peter Pulzer, John Breuilly, Hans-Georg Betz, Andrei S. Markovits, Beth Simone Noveck, Carolyn Höfig, Andrew Bowie, Martin Swales, Karen Leeder, Michael Patterson, Michael Huxley, Erik Levi, Irit Rogoff, Iain Boyd Whyte, Martin Brady, Helen Hughes, Holger Briel

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