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Exile, Science, and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals (Studies in European Culture and History Series)
     

Exile, Science, and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals (Studies in European Culture and History Series)

by D. Kettler (Editor), G. Lauer (Editor)
 
The history of American universities is punctuated by shifts in the terms on which the mission of higher education is defined and debated. A dramatic moment with lasting effects came with the introduction of German-speaking exile intellectuals in the Hitler era. In Germany, the academic culture of the early twentieth century was torn by the struggle between

Overview

The history of American universities is punctuated by shifts in the terms on which the mission of higher education is defined and debated. A dramatic moment with lasting effects came with the introduction of German-speaking exile intellectuals in the Hitler era. In Germany, the academic culture of the early twentieth century was torn by the struggle between Wissenschaft and Bildung, two symbolic German terms, whose lack of precise English equivalents is a sign of the different configuration in America. The studies in this book examine the achievements of numerous influential émigré intellectuals against the background of their mediation between the two cultural traditions in science and liberal studies. In showing the richness of reciprocal influences, the book challenges claims about the disruptive influence of exile culture on the American mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403968432
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/13/2005
Series:
Studies in European Culture and History Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

David Kettler is Scholar in Residence, Bard College, and Professor Emeritus, Trent University. Gerhard Lauer is Professor, University of Goettingen.

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