Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s

Author: Richard Bessel; Dirk Schumann
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays offers a novel approach to thte cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War. In a shift of perspective, it does not conceive of the impressive economic and political stability of the postwar era as a quasi-natural return to previous patterns of societal development but approaches it as an attempt to establish "normality" on the lingering memories of experienceing
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bessel; Dirk Schumann
ISBN: 0521804132 9780521804134 0521009227 9780521009225
OCLC Number: 49672376
Description: xi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Violence, normality, and the construction of postwar Europe / Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann --
Post-traumatic stress disorder and World War II: can a psychiatric concept help us understand postwar society? / Alice Förster, Birgit Beck --
Between pain and silence: remembering the victims of violence in Germany after 1949 / Sabine Behrenbeck --
Paths of normalization after the persecution of the Jews: the Netherlands, France and West Germany in the 1950s / Ido de Haan --
Trauma, memory, and motherhood: Germans and Jewish displaced persons in post-Nazi Germany, 1945-1949 / Atina Grossmann --
Memory and the narrative of rape in Budapest and Vienna in 1945 / Andrea Petö --
"Going home": the personal adjustment of British and American servicemen after the war / Joanna Bourke --
Desperately seeking normality: sex and marriage in the wake of the war / Dagmar Herzog --
Family life and "normality" in postwar British culture / Pat Thane --
Continuities and discontinuities of consumer mentality in West Germany in the 1950s / Michael Wildt --
"Strengthened and purified through ordeal by fire": ecclesiastical triumphalism in the ruins of Europe / Damion Van Melis --
The nationalization of victimhood: selective violence and national grief in western Europe, 1940-1960 / Pieter Lagrou --
Italy after fascism: the predicament of dominant narratives / Donald Sassoon --
The politics of post-fascist aesthetics: 1950s West and East German industrial design / Paul Betts --
Dissonance, normality, and the historical method: why did some Germans think of tourism after May 8, 1945? / Alon Confino.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann.
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"The volume has considerable value in bringing together some of the most innovative social and cultural historians of postwar Europe." Journal of Social History

 
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