Industrial Culture and Bourgeouis Society: Business, Labor and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany by Jurgen Kocka, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Industrial Culture and Bourgeouis Society: Business, Labor and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany

Industrial Culture and Bourgeouis Society: Business, Labor and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany

by Jurgen Kocka
     
 

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

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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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Countering the trend to segregate economic/business and social history, Kocka (history of the industrial world, Free U. Berlin) presents an integrative history of German industrial society in 13 essays. Featured is his seminal study of the Siemens electrical engineering firm, on the impact of bureaucratic structures and entrepreneurship on family relations. The concluding chapter spans 1800-1990 in presenting "the difficult rise" of modern German civil society. Data tables and figures profile Germany's labor force. Translators are noted for six of the chapters. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571811585
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

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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