Germany / Edition 1

Germany / Edition 1

by Stefan Berger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340705841

ISBN-13: 9780340705841

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Fully revised and updated, the new edition of Germany explains the diverse ways in which national identity has been constructed over more than three centuries. It highlights the plurality of contested definitions of 'Germanness'. The themes covered include the struggles between the small-German and the greater-German movements in the 19th century and those

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Fully revised and updated, the new edition of Germany explains the diverse ways in which national identity has been constructed over more than three centuries. It highlights the plurality of contested definitions of 'Germanness'. The themes covered include the struggles between the small-German and the greater-German movements in the 19th century and those between democratic and non-democratic inventions of the nation, the construction of the racial nation under Nazism, economic definitions of the nation, foreigners and 'Germanness', the gendering of the national discourse, the nation as community of memory, the federal nature of German nationalism and the impact of war on the construction of German national identity.

Including two completely new chapters on Germany from the Middle Ages to 1750 and on Germany since its reunification in 1990, this book uses history and historiography, as well as literature, art, architecture, music and a range of other disciplines to provide answers to a question which has haunted Germans ever since it was first asked by Ernst Moritz Arndt: 'What is a German's fatherland?'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340705841
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Inventing the Nation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,102,173
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Constructing Germany
A Movement of 'Marginal Men': The National Idea until 1819; Nationalism in Search of a Mass Audience 1819-1971
Making Germans, 1871-1912
The Mythologies of War and the Republican Nation, 1914-1933
The Racial Nation, 1933-1945
Towards Postnationalism? The Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1990
The Failure of a 'Socialist Nation': The German Democratic Republic, 1945-1990
Quo Vadis Germany? National identity Debates after Reunification
Conclusion: Reinventing Germany for the Twenty-first Century
Bibliography

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