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Author Bontempelli, Pier Carlo.

Title Knowledge, power, and discipline : German studies and national identity / Pier Carlo Bontempelli ; translated by Gabriele Poole
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 258 pages)
Series Contradictions ; v. 19
Contradictions (Minneapolis, Minn.) ; 19
Contents The metamorphoses of domination and the subject of German studies -- The origins of modern German studies -- Under the aegis of Goethe : liberal historiography from Gervinus to Dilthey -- The science of literature and the steam engine : Wilhelm Scherer and the positivist school -- Wilhelm Dilthey and Geistesgeschichte -- German studies in the years of National Socialism -- The break in political continuity and the continuity of the disciplinary apparatus, 1945-1968 -- The dialectics of rebellion : 1968 and its consequences -- After 1968 : transforming the canon, shifting the paradigms -- Beyond the year 2000 : German studies between new approaches and the resurgence of philology
Summary German Studies has confronted many crises, and yet it has managed to maintain its disciplinary system. Using the works of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu, Bontempelli investigates the principles of German Studies and critically reconstructs its history. Mindful of choice and domination operating at every turn, his book exposes the repressed social and political history of German Studies
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed Mar. 30, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-246) and index
Subject National characteristics, German.
Germany -- Civilization -- Study and teaching -- Italy -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003014231
ISBN 0816694583 (electronic bk.)
9780816694587 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Storia della germanistica. English