Imperial Culture in Germany, 1871-1918

Author: Matthew Jefferies

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403904201

Category: History

Page: 338

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It has often ben suggested that artists and writers in Germany's imperial era shunned social engagement, preferring instead apolitical introspection. However, as Matthew Jefferies reveals, whether one looks at the painters, poets and architects who helped to create an official imperial identity after 1871; the cultural critics and reformers of the later nineteenth century; or the new generation of cultural producers that emerged in the years around 1900, the social, political and cultural were never far apart. In this attractively illustrated book, Jefferies provides a lively introduction to the principal movements in German high culture between 1871 and 1918, in the context of imperial society and politics. He not only demonstrates that Germany's 'Imperial culture' was every bit as fascinating as the much better known 'Weimar culture' of the 1920s, but argues that much of what came later has origins in the imperial period. Filling a significant gap in the current historiography, this study will appeal to all those with an interest in the rich and diverse culture of Imperial Germany.

Die Debatte läuft

ganzheitliche Thesen für Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik : die unerhörte Aktualität der integralen Vision Jean Gebsers

Author: Christoph Zollinger

Publisher: Zollinger Christoph

ISBN: 9783866160064

Category: Civilization

Page: 236

View: 8447


Die Vermessung der Elite

Warum Deutschlands Vorzeigedenker die Kapitalismuskrise nicht erklären können

Author: Malte Krüger

Publisher: BOD GmbH DE

ISBN: 3732250598

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 991

Seit Jahren gibt es nur noch Krisen: Banken erpressen Staaten, Deutschlands Wirtschaftskraft erdrückt Europa, die Parlamente verlieren zunehmend an Macht, inmitten von Wohlstand gibt es immer mehr Armut und der Sozialstaat steht vor dem Bankrott. Kein Problem ist bisher gelöst. Das liegt auch daran, dass es eine Krise der Elite gibt, der Meinungselite. Denn Deutschlands prominente Meinungsmacher wie Hans-Olaf Henkel, Richard David Precht oder Hans-Ulrich Jörges sind eingeklemmt in einer geistigen Zwangsjacke. Fast ausnahmslos sind sie Mitglied eines Machtzentrums wie einer Partei oder einer Lobbyorganisation und damit befangene Interessenvertreter. Daraus ergibt sich eine soziale Verantwortungslosigkeit, mit der die Meinungsmacherprominenz die eigentlichen Ursachen der Krisen verschweigt. Leider bekommt man gegen diese Meinungsmacht kaum unabhängige Geister zu hören, geschweige denn Denker mit einem ganzheitlichen Blick. Deutschlands Intellektuelle bleiben beschränkt auf ihre kleine Teilöffentlichkeit. Wegen dieser Verflachung des politischen Diskurses stellt »Die Vermessung der Elite« die Medienredner auf den rhetorischen Prüfstand. Dabei führt das Buch vor, welche Krisenanalytiker in den politischen Talkshows am deutlichsten an den Krisen vorbeireden. Dieses Prüfverfahren führt zum Schluss zu einer pessimistischen Prognose: Trotz der weitverbreiteten Sehnsucht nach Orientierung würde man unabhängige Intellektuelle und ihre Einmischungen in der Mainstreamöffentlichkeit heutzutage kaum noch dulden. Der erhobene Zeigefinger von intellektuellen Zeitdeutern passt nicht mehr in den postmodernen Zeitgeist. Wer aber füllt das Loch der fehlenden Wertedebatte aus? Eine Antwort auf dieses Dilemma hat bisher noch niemand gefunden. Deshalb werden die Debatten des Mainstreams weiter verflachen. Das macht die Krisenbewältigung umso schwerer.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476027309


Page: N.A

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Saturn's Moons

A W.G Sebald Handbook

Author: Jo Catling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351550098

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 694

View: 5659

The German novelist, poet and critic W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) has in recent years attracted a phenomenal international following for his evocative prose works such as Die Ausgewanderten (The Emigrants), Die Ringe des Saturn (The Rings of Saturn) and Austerlitz, spellbinding elegiac narratives which, through their deliberate blurring of genre boundaries and provocative use of photography, explore questions of Heimat and exile, memory and loss, history and natural history, art and nature. Saturn's Moons: a W. G. Sebald Handbook brings together in one volume a wealth of new critical and visual material on Sebald's life and works, covering the many facets and phases of his literary and academic careers -- as teacher, as scholar and critic, as colleague and as collaborator on translation. Lavishly illustrated, the Handbook also contains a number of rediscovered short pieces by W. G. Sebald, hitherto unpublished interviews, a catalogue of his library, and selected poems and tributes, as well as extensive primary and secondary bibliographies, details of audiovisual material and interviews, and a chronology of life and works. Drawing on a range of original sources from Sebald's Nachlass - the most important part of which is now held in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach - Saturn's Moons6g will be an invaluable sourcebook for future Sebald studies in English and German alike, complementing and augmenting recent critical works on subjects such as history, memory, modernity, reader response and the visual. The contributors include Mark Anderson, Anthea Bell, Ulrich von Buelow, Jo Catling, Michael Hulse, Florian Radvan, Uwe Schuette, Clive Scott, Richard Sheppard, Gordon Turner, Stephen Watts and Luke Williams. Jo Catling teaches in the School of Literature at the University of East Anglia and Richard Hibbitt in the Department of French at the University of Leeds.

Imperial Germany 1871-1918

Author: James Retallack

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019160710X

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 6997

The German Empire was founded in January 1871 not only on the basis of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's 'blood and iron' policy but also with the support of liberal nationalists. Under Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany became the dynamo of Europe. Its economic and military power were pre-eminent; its science and technology, education, and municipal administration were the envy of the world; and its avant-garde artists reflected the ferment in European culture. But Germany also played a decisive role in tipping Europe's fragile balance of power over the brink and into the cataclysm of the First World War, eventually leading to the empire's collapse in military defeat and revolution in November 1918. With contributions from an international team of twelve experts in the field, this volume offers an ideal introduction to this crucial era, taking care to situate Imperial Germany in the larger sweep of modern German history, without suggesting that Nazism or the Holocaust were inevitable endpoints to the developments charted here.

The Shack

Author: William P. Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935170112

Category: FICTION

Page: N.A

View: 6625

Four years after his daughter was abducted and evidence of her murder was found in an abandoned shack, a man returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience.

The Use and Abuse of History

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 161640390X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

View: 6581

He's one of the most controversial thinkers of the 19th century: Nietzsche and his works have been by turns vilified, lauded, and subjected to numerous contradictory interpretations, and yet he remains a figure of profound important, and his works a necessary component of a well-rounded education.In this 1873 essay, Nietzsche discusses the inevitably subjective lenses through which we see, explore, examine, and lend meaning to the events and characters of the past. As we find ourselves plunged into times that feel of urgent and "historic" significance, Nietzsche's reflections and speculations are newly provocative, whether we agree with them or not.German psychologist and philosopher FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE (1844-1900) was appointed special professor of classical philology at the University of Basel at the precocious age of 24, but soon found himself dissatisfied with academic life and created an alternative intellectual society for himself among friends including composer Richard Wagner, historian Jakob Burckhardt, and theologian Franz Overbeck. Among his philosophical works are Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and Ecce Homo.

Lesebuch zur Ethik

philosophische Texte von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406421419

Category: Ethics

Page: 437

View: 6688


Holocaust Survivors' Mental Health

Author: Terry L. Brink

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9781560246695

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 3879

A handbook for practitioners in the field, Holocaust Survivors’Mental Health gives clinicians practical tools for assessment and therapy for working with aged Holocaust survivors. The now aging survivors of the Holocaust may be encountering geriatric challenges to their mental health. In this eye-opening book, readers discover how some survivors maintain their mental health by sharing their experiences in frequent testimonials while others employ the defense mechanisms of denial and avoidance. Clinicians will see how these differences in coping styles became painfully evident in how some Israeli aged responded in the recent Gulf War. Holocaust Survivors’Mental Health reviews mental health issues relevant to Holocaust survivors and their families. The authors, many of them based in Israel, stress the importance of different coping styles and therapeutic techniques. They provide guidelines for community-based long-term care and family therapy. Yiddish and Hebrew translations are included for major psychological tests. The authors foster the understanding of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and rabbis of how the uncovery of repressed material via hypnotherapy may be appropriate in some survivors’cases, while other cases of paranoia and depression may require supportive, empathic, or transferential therapy, which serves to strengthen the Holocaust survivors’defenses. As therapeutic intervention must be tailored to the needs and constraints of the individual patient, this handbook provides enough detail of Holocaust survivors’experiences to make practitioners understand the various approaches therapeutic intervention can take with these survivors.


blood-curdling horror from a true master

Author: Graham Masterton

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786695553

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

View: 2602

There's something in the attic of Fortyfoot House. Something that rustles. Something that scampers and scratches. Something with fur, far more terrifying than a rat. Recently divorced, David Williams takes a job restoring Fortyfoot House, a dilapidated 19th-century orphanage, hoping to find peace of mind and get to know his young son. But then he hears the scratching noises in the attic. And he sees long-dead people walking across the lawn. Does Fortyfoot House exist in today, yesterday, or tomorrow – or all three at once? Only one thing is certain – it is a house with a dark secret that threatens to send David's world hurling into a living nightmare. A nightmare that only David himself can prevent – if he can escape the thing in the attic. 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES. 'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT.