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

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

by Volker R. Berghahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845450116

ISBN-13: 9781845450113

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845450113
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
725,279
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : imperial Germany and historical research
1Economic sectors and structural change1
2National and regional economic developments10
3The organization of industry19
4Demographic structure and development38
5Social stratification and inequalities44
6Women and men58
7Issues of generation and socialization71
8Minorities and majorities87
9Basic patterns of social inequality and their milieus113
10High culture and popular culture121
11The sciences and humanities158
12The press, its readerships, and the role of intellectuals171
13The constitutional framework176
14Parties and elections in a period of dynamic change189
15Organizations and movements in the extraparliamentary sphere208
16Structure and functional changes in the executive branch225
17The evolution of domestic politics, 1871-1914244
18Foreign policy254
19The July crisis of 1914264
20Strategy, diplomacy, war aims as seen "from above"273
21The world war as experienced "from below"285
22Military defeat and the collapse of the Hohenzollern monarchy291

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