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Germany and 'The West' : the history of a modern concept

Author: Riccardo Bavaj; Martina Steber
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2015. ©2015
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In the nineteenth century "the West" became associated with notions of progress, liberty, civilization, and modernity. Examining the shifting meanings, political uses, and transnational circulations  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Germany and 'The West'.
New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, 2015
(DLC) 2014033526
(OCoLC)896862075
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Riccardo Bavaj; Martina Steber
ISBN: 9781782385981 1782385983
OCLC Number: 905854835
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 317 pages)
Contents: Preface Germany and 'the West': The Vagaries of a Modern Relationship Riccardo Bavaj & Martina Steber PART I: RISES AND SILENCES OF 'THE WEST' Chapter 1. In Search of 'the West': The Language of Political, Social and Cultural Spaces in the Sattelzeit, from about 1770 to the 1830s Bernhard Struck Chapter 2. The Kaiserreich and the Kulturlander: Conceptions of the West in Wilhelmine Germany, 1890-1914 Mark Hewitson Chapter 3. World War I and the Invention of 'Western Democracy' Marcus Llanque Chapter 4. Perceptions of 'the West' in Twentieth-Century Germany Anselm Doering-Manteuffel PART II: EAST-WEST ENTANGLEMENTS Chapter 5. Russian and German Ideas of the West in the Long Nineteenth Century: Entanglements of Spatial Identities Denis Sdvizkov Chapter 6. 'Orient' and 'Occident', 'East' and 'West' in the Discourse of German Orientalists, 1790-1930 Douglas T. McGetchin Chapter 7. German Jews and the West: Identification, Dissimilation and Marginalization around the Turn of the Century Stefan Vogt PART III: LIBERAL AMBIGUITIES AND STRATEGIES OF 'WESTERNIZATION' Chapter 8. Between 'East' and 'West'? A Liberal Dilemma, 1830-48/49 Benjamin Schroder Chapter 9. Before 'the West': Rudolf von Gneist's English Utopia Frank Lorenz Muller Chapter 10. Weimar and 'the West': Liberal Social Thought in Germany, 1914-1933 Austin Harrington Chapter 11. Germany and 'Western Democracies': The Spatialization of Ernst Fraenkel's Political Thought Riccardo Bavaj PART IV: NATIONALIST SELF-CENTEREDNESS AND CONSERVATIVE ADAPTATIONS Chapter 12. 'The West' in German Cultural Criticism during the Long Nineteenth Century Thomas Rohkramer Chapter 13. No Place for 'the West': National Socialism and the 'Defence of Europe' Philipp Gassert Chapter 14. 'The West', Tocqueville, and West German Conservatism from the 1950s to the 1970s Martina Steber PART V: SOCIALISTS BETWEEN 'EAST' AND 'WEST' Chapter 15. 'The West' as a Paradox in German Social Democratic Thought: Britain as Counterfoil and Model, 1871-1945 Stefan Berger Chapter 16. Bridge over Troubled Waters: German Left-Wing Intellectuals between 'East' and 'West', 1945-49 Dominik Geppert Chapter 17. Antipathy and Attraction to the West and Western Consumerism in the German Democratic Republic Katherine Pence Selected Bibliography List of Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Riccardo Bavaj & Martina Steber.

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