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The Weimar Republic sourcebook

Author: Anton Kaes; Martin Jay; Edward Dimendberg; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994] ©1994
Series: Weimar and now, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Reproduces (translated into English) contemporary documents or writings with an introduction to each section.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Kaes; Martin Jay; Edward Dimendberg; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0520067746 9780520067745 9780520067752 0520067754
OCLC Number: 29389249
Description: xx, 806 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A new democracy in crisis. The legacy of the war ; Revolution and the birth of the Republic ; Economic upheaval: rationalization, inflation, and depression ; Coming to terms with democracy ; The rise of Nazism ; The struggle against Fascism --
Pressure points of social life. White-collar workers: Mittelstand or middle class? ; The rise of the new woman ; Forging a proletarian culture ; The Jewish community: renewal, redefinition, resistance --
Intellectuals and the ideologies of the age. Redefining the role of the intellectuals ; Critical theory and the search for a new left ; Revolution from the right ; Cultural pessimism: diagnoses of decline --
The challenge of modernity. Imagining America: Fordism and technology ; Berlin and the countryside ; Designing the new world: modern architecture and the Bauhaus ; Housing for the masses ; From Dada to the new objectivity: art and politics --
Changing configurations of culture. Literature: high and low ; Theater, politics, and the public sphere ; The roaring twenties: cabaret and urban entertainment ; Music for use: Gebrauchsmusik and opera ; New mass media: radio and gramophone ; Cinema from expression to social realism --
The transformation of everyday life. Visual culture: illustrated press and photography ; Visions of plenty: mass consumption, fashion, and advertising ; The cult of the body: Lebensreform, sports, and dance ; Sexuality: private rights versus social norms ; On the margins of the law: vice, crime, and the social order --
Biographies --
Political chronology.
Series Title: Weimar and now, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Edward Dimendberg.
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A comprehensive documentation of Weimar culture, history and politics. It explores Germany's relationship to democracy, ideologies of 'reactionary modernism', the rise of the 'New Woman', Bauhaus  Read more...
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