Studies in European Culture and History

Weimar Culture Revisited

Authors: Williams, J.

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Weimar Culture Revisited is the first book to offer an accessible cross-section of new cultural history approaches to the Weimar Republic. This collection uses an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on the everyday workings of Weimar culture to explain the impact and meaning of culture for German's everyday lives during this fateful era.                                                                                                     

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Ofer Ashkenazi, Hebrew University, Israel David Imhoof, Susquehanna University, USA Erik Jensen, Miami University of Ohio, USA Debbie Lewer, University of Glasgow, UK Tom Neuhaus, University of Derby, UK Corey Ross, University of Birmingham, UK Nadine Rossol, University of Essex, UK Sara Ann Sewell, Virginia Wesleyan College, USA Luke Springman, Bloomsburg College, USA                                     John A. Williams is Professor of History at Bradley University, USA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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"For some time now, scholars have been expanding the definition of 'Weimar Culture' to include much more than Brecht and the Bauhaus. This book offers a lively selection of some of the most innovative, challenging, and rewarding research currently underway in Weimar studies." - Matthew Jefferies, Professor of German History, Manchester University, UK

"Contradicting the cliché of inevitable doom, this collection takes a fresh look at Weimar's mass culture by exploring its visual, transnational, political, and recreational practices. The essays present the findings of a generation of 'new cultural historians' which emphasizes the potential of the first democratic culture in Germany." - Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

"This highly readable and important collection of essays challenges the teleological and doom-laden narrative that has been the conventional approach to the history of the Weimar Republic more or less since its end in 1933. John Alexander Williams has brought together a team of excellent younger scholars whose individual contributions to the volume cast Weimar culture in an entirely different light . . . No good reading list will be able to do without this highly recommended volume." - Anthony McElligott, Professor of History, University of Limerick, Ireland

"This collection challenges interpretations of Weimar culture in ways both complex and fresh. For the range of compelling topics, there is nothing like it." - Belinda Davis, Professor, The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University, USA

"This culturally-informed social history liberates the history of Weimar culture from those narratives of pessimism and crisis into which it has been shoehorned by the focus on canonical works of high culture and opens up new vistas that lead the reader in unexpected directions." - Young-sun Hong, Associate Professor, Department of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA                                                                                                                         


                                                                                                                         

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Revolution and the Weimar Avant-Garde: Contesting the Politics of Art, 1919–1924

    Lewer, Debbie

    Pages 1-21

  • Cinema, Radio, and “Mass Culture” in the Weimar Republic: Between Shared Experience and Social Division

    Ross, Corey

    Pages 23-48

  • Blue Angel, Brown Culture: The Politics of Film Reception in Göttingen

    Imhoof, David

    Pages 49-72

  • Middle-Class Heroes: Anti-Nationalism in the Popular Adventure Films of the Weimar Republic

    Ashkenazi, Ofer

    Pages 73-97

  • Exotic Attractions and Imperialist Fantasies in Weimar Youth Literature

    Springman, Luke

    Pages 99-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weimar Culture Revisited
Authors
Series Title
Studies in European Culture and History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11725-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230117259
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10942-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29215-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-34718-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 235
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