The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture / Edition 1

by Eva Kolinsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568706

ISBN-13: 9780521568708

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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. In its totality the Companion…  See more details below

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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Chronology
In search of German culture: an introduction1
1The citizen and the state in modern Germany20
2German national identity44
3Elites and class structure67
4Jews in German society86
5Non-German minorities, women and the emergence of civil society110
6Critiques of culture132
7The functions of 'Volkskultur', mass culture and alternative culture153
8The development of German prose fiction172
9Modern German poetry193
10German drama, theatre and dance213
11Music in modern German culture233
12Modern German art256
13Modern German architecture282
14German cinema302
15The media of mass communication: the press, radio and television322
Index338

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