Imperial Germany 1871-1918: Economy, Society, Culture and Politics / Edition 1

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Overview

Forms of group identity play a prominent role in everyday lives and politics in north-east Africa. These volumes provide an interdisciplinary account of the nature and significance of ethnic, religious, and national identity in north-east Africa. Case studies from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya illustrate the way that identities are formed and change over time, and how local, national, and international politics are interwoven. Specific attention is paid to the impact of modern weaponry, new technologies, religious conversion, food and land shortages, international borders, civil war, and displacement on group identities. Drawing on the expertise of anthropologists, historians and geographers, these volumes provide a significant account of a society profoundly shaped by identity politics and contribute to a better understanding of the nature of conflict and war, and forms of alliance and peacemaking, thus providing a comprehensive portrait of this troubled region.

REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION CHOICE OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR 1995.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
... not a conventional political history but a comprehensive account of German society, alive to the conflicts and contradictions in that society and attentive to broader social, economic and cultural developments.
The Historian
... a milestone in the historiography of the Kaiserreich ... an important and useful book both for teachers and scholars ... Students will be stimulated by the prospect of historiographic debate without being bored or turned off by its arcane twists and turns ... For now and ... for some time to come, [this book] will set the scholarly standard as we as fill a pedagogical void.
History Today
... the best comprehensive textbook on Imperial Germany available to date. [The author&rsquos] self-consciously didactic stance, his clarity of writing, his excellent cross-referencing throughout and ... the marvelous statistical appendix…will recommend the book to undergraduates.
Choice
... a comprehensive, very readable introduction to German society ... Accessible to general readers and undergraduates; recommended for all libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845450113
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 770,299
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Günther Schlee was a Professor at Bielefeld until 1999. He currently is the director of the section Integration and Conflict at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, focusing on Africa, Central Asia, and Europe. His publications include Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya (International African Institute, 1989), How Enemies are Made (Berghahn, 2008), Rendille Proverbs in their Social and legal Context (with Karaba Sahado) and Boran Proverbs in their Cultural Context (with Abdullahi Shongolo) (both Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe).

Elizabeth E. Watson is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines environment and development issues, mainly in Eastern Africa. Most of her work in Ethiopia has been among the Konso. Recent publications include: 'Local Community, Legitimacy, and Cultural Authenticity in Postconflict Natural Resource Management: Ethiopia and Mozambique’ in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2006 (with R. Black), and 'Making a Living in the Post-Socialist Periphery: Konso, Ethiopia' in Africa, 2006.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : imperial Germany and historical research
1 Economic sectors and structural change 1
2 National and regional economic developments 10
3 The organization of industry 19
4 Demographic structure and development 38
5 Social stratification and inequalities 44
6 Women and men 58
7 Issues of generation and socialization 71
8 Minorities and majorities 87
9 Basic patterns of social inequality and their milieus 113
10 High culture and popular culture 121
11 The sciences and humanities 158
12 The press, its readerships, and the role of intellectuals 171
13 The constitutional framework 176
14 Parties and elections in a period of dynamic change 189
15 Organizations and movements in the extraparliamentary sphere 208
16 Structure and functional changes in the executive branch 225
17 The evolution of domestic politics, 1871-1914 244
18 Foreign policy 254
19 The July crisis of 1914 264
20 Strategy, diplomacy, war aims as seen "from above" 273
21 The world war as experienced "from below" 285
22 Military defeat and the collapse of the Hohenzollern monarchy 291
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