The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

This Companion provides an authoritative account of modern German culture since the onset of industrialization, 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 and race issues and the arts—from the nineteenth century to the present. There is a chronology and guide to further reading. Overall, the Companion offers an invaluable guide to the political and social processes that shaped modern Germany.

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"This book is informative, topically comprehensive, well researched, and clearly written. It may serve as a useful reference work to the modern German culture scene, or it may be adopted as a text book for a course in German Culture and Civilization... Charlotte M. Craig, Germanic Notes and Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521568708
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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 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.

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