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The name game : cultural modernization & first names

Author: Jürgen Gerhards
Publisher: London : Routledge, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From decade to decade, significant changes occur in the choice of first names for children. One-time favorites are perceived as old fashioned and replaced by new choices. In The Name Game, Jurgen Gerhards shows that shifts in the choice of names are based on more than arbitrary trends of fashion. Instead, he demonstrates, they are determined by larger currents in cultural modernization. Using classic tools of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gerhards, Jürgen, 1955-
Name game.
London : Routledge, [2017]
(DLC) 2005050593
(OCoLC)60743254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Gerhards
ISBN: 9781351321785 1351321781 135132179X 9781351321792 9781351321778 1351321773 9781351321808 1351321803
OCLC Number: 1007520585
Notes: Originally published 2005 by Transaction Publishers.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: The Culture of Society / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 2 Data, Methods, and Research Context / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 3 Secularization Processes and the Dissolution of Religious Ties / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 4 Regime Change and the Rise and Fall of German Names in the Twentieth Century / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 5 Dissolution of Traditional Ties / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 6 Rise of the Individual / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 7 Globalization / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 8 Gender Classification and Changing Sex Roles / Jürgen Gerhards --
chapter 9 Synopsis: Cultural Developments and First Names / Jürgen Gerhards.
Responsibility: Jürgen Gerhards.

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