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Culture and inflation in Weimar Germany

Author: Bernd Widdig
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: Weimar and now, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1914-1923 was one of the most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. In his original and authoritative study, Bernd Widdig investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during the Weimar Republic. He argues that inflation, with its dynamics of massification, devaluation, and the rapid circulation of money, is an integral part of modern culture and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Widdig
ISBN: 0520222903 9780520222908
OCLC Number: 44869111
Description: xvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Money Matters: Culture and Inflation 3 --
Part I. History and Experience --
2. Flirting with Disaster: The German Inflation, 1914-1923 33 --
3. Daily Explosions: Canetti's Inflation 53 --
Part II. Money --
4. Under the Sign of Zero: Money and Inflation 79 --
5. Uncanny Encounters: Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler 113 --
6. Visions of Work: Hugo Stinnes and His Doubles 134 --
Part IV. Accounts --
7. Cultural Capital in Decline: Inflation and the Distress of Intellectuals 169 --
8. Witches Dancing: Gender and Inflation 196 --
9. Aftershocks: Inflation, National Socialism, and Beyond 223.
Series Title: Weimar and now, 26.
Responsibility: Bernd Widdig.
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For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1922 to 1923 was one of the most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. This title investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during  Read more...

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"A landmark study.... Widdig's energetic account uses an interdisciplinary approach to reveal how economic anxieties were powerfully symptomatic of larger social and cultural issues." - Maria Tatar, Read more...

 
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