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Title Between reform and revolution : German socialism and communism from 1840 to 1990 / edited by David E. Barclay and Eric D. Weitz
Edition First paperback edition
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 1998


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Description xi, 580 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Diagnosing the "German misery": radicalism and the problem of national character, 1830 to 1848 -- Working-class politics at the crossroads of conservatism, liberalism, and socialism -- The Lassallean labor movement in Germany: organiozation, social structure, and associated life in the 1860s -- Burger and workers: liberalism and the labor movement in Germany, 1848 to 1914 -- "Genossen and Genossonnen": depictions of gender, militancy, and organizing in the German socialist press, 1890-1914 -- The social democratic electorate in imperial Germany -- Latent reformism and socialist utopia: the SPD in Gottingen, 1890 to 1920 -- A social republic? social democrats, communists, and the Weimar welfare state, 1919 to 1933 -- The iron front: Weimar social democracy between tradition and modernity -- Communism and the public spheres of Weimar Germany -- The rise and fall of red Saxony -- Cultural socialism, the publis sphere, and the mass form: popular culture and the democratic project, 1900 to 1934 -- The social origins of unity sentiments in the German socialist underground, 1933 to 1936 -- Communist resistance between Comintern directives and Nazi terror -- Rethinking social democracy, the state, and Europe: Rudolf Hilferding in exile, 1933 to 1941 -- Ordnungsmacht and Mitbestimmung: the postwar labor unions and the politics of reconstruction -- The Soviets, the German left, and the problem of "sectarianism" in the eastern Zone, 1945 to 1949 -- Pronatalism, nationbuilding, and socialism: population policy in the SBZ/DDR, 1945 to 1960 -- German social democracy and European unification, 1945 to 1955 -- The politics of culture and the culture of everyday life in the DDR in the 1950s -- Social democratic gender policies, the working-class milieu, and the culture of domesticity in West germany in the 1950s and 1960s -- Is the SPD still a labor party? from "community of solidarity" to "loosely coupled anarchy" -- Good-bye to all that: the passing of German communism and the rise of a new new left
Summary Political, intellectual, and biographical studies have long dominated the scholarly investigation of German life. Bringing together for the first time the methodological and thematic diversity and richness of current work on the history of the German working class, this collection of original research explores the powerful impact of socialism and communism on modern German history. Concentrating on social history generally, and on labor and women's history, gender studies, the history of everyday life, and personal narratives in particular, these essays deepen our understanding of the richness and complexity of both Germany's past and German historiography of the present day
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Socialism -- Germany -- History.
Communism -- Germany -- History.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Author Barclay, David E., 1948-
Weitz, Eric D.
LC no. 97022088
ISBN 1571810005 alkaline paper
1571811206 paperback