Culture and Crisis: The Case of Germany and Sweden

Culture and Crisis: The Case of Germany and Sweden

by Lars Trägårdh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571812695

ISBN-13: 9781571812698

Pub. Date: 10/15/2002

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

It is often argued that Germany and Scandinavia stand at two opposite ends of a spectrum with regard to their response to social-economic disruptions and cultural challenges. Though, in many respects, they have a shared cultural inheritance, it is nevertheless the case that they mobilize different mythologies and different modes of coping when faced with breakdown

Overview

It is often argued that Germany and Scandinavia stand at two opposite ends of a spectrum with regard to their response to social-economic disruptions and cultural challenges. Though, in many respects, they have a shared cultural inheritance, it is nevertheless the case that they mobilize different mythologies and different modes of coping when faced with breakdown and disorder. The authors argue that it is at these "critical junctures," points of crisis and innovation in the life of communities, that the tradition and identity of national and local communities are formed, polarized, and revalued; it is here that social change takes a particular direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571812698
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Pages:
262

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