Industrial Culture And Bourgeois Society

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"For students ... this is a good introduction ... The assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." · Enterprise & Society

"This fine volume brings together essays by one of the leading modern German historians, essays that give the reader an impressive overview of his work from three decades and introduce new generations of students to central questions of modern German social history." · Central European History

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Overview

"For students ... this is a good introduction ... The assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." · Enterprise & Society

"This fine volume brings together essays by one of the leading modern German historians, essays that give the reader an impressive overview of his work from three decades and introduce new generations of students to central questions of modern German social history." · Central European History

"... a tour de force of societal history, reminding one both of how many insights Kocka has generated through application of Weberian analytical tools." · H-Net Reviews (H-W-Civ)

"... a good introduction ... the assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." · Enterprise & Society

"... a seminal, critically important, uniquely informative contribution to the study of German history, business, entrepreneurship, and the working class." · The Midwest Book Review

Jürgen Kocka is one of the foremost historians of Germany whose work has been devoted to the integration of different genres of the social and economic history of Europe during the period of industrialization. This collection of essays gives a representative sample of his effort to develop, by reference to Marx and Weber, new and powerful analytical tools for understanding the dynamics of modern industrial societies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571811981
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/25/1999
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Jürgen Kocka holds the chair for the History of the Industrial World at the Free University Berlin and is a permanent Fellow of the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the Academia Europaea Cambridge and of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. In 1992 he received the Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction: The Quest for an Integrative History of Industrial Society
Ch. 1 From Manufactory to Factory: Technology and Workplace Relations at Siemens, 1847-1873 1
Ch. 2 Family and Bureaucracy in German Industrial Management, 1850-1914: Siemens in Comparative Perspective 27
Ch. 3 Managerial Blockade: Siemens and the Preventable Rise of AEG 51
Ch. 4 Entrepreneurship in a Latecomer Country: The German Case 70
Ch. 5 The Entrepreneur, the Family, and Capitalism: Examples from the Early Phase of German Industrialization 103
Ch. 6 Salaried Entrepreneurs in German Industry at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 139
Ch. 7 Big Business and the Rise of Managerial Capitalism: Germany in International Comparison 156
Ch. 8 New Energies in the Nineteenth Century: Toward a Social History of the Electricity Business 174
Ch. 9 Middle Class and Authoritarian State: Toward a History of the German "Burgertum" in the Nineteenth Century 192
Ch. 10 Social Mobility and the Formation of the Working Class 208
Ch. 11 The Middle Classes in Europe 231
Ch. 12 The First World War and the "Mittelstand": German Artisans and White-Collar Workers 255
Ch. 13 The Difficult Rise of a Civil Society: Modern Germany 1800-1990 275
Selected Bibliography 298
Index 311
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