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Title Ruptures in the everyday : views of modern Germany from the ground / Andrew Bergerson (lead co-editor), Leonard Schmieding (lead co-editor)
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association ; 15
Contents Wende -- Self -- Interpersonal relationships -- Families -- Objects -- Institutions -- Antisemitism -- Violent worlds -- Taking place -- Telling stories
Summary "During the twentieth century, Germans experienced a long series of major and often violent disruptions in their everyday lives. Such chronic instability and precipitous change made it difficult for them to make sense of their lives as coherent stories--and for scholars to reconstruct them in retrospect. Ruptures in the Everyday brings together an international team of twenty-six researchers from across German studies to craft such a narrative. This collectively authored work of integrative scholarship investigates Alltag through the lens of fragmentary anecdotes from everyday life in modern Germany. Across ten intellectually adventurous chapters, this book explores the self, society, families, objects, institutions, policies, violence, and authority in modern Germany neither from a top-down nor bottom-up perspective, but focused squarely on everyday dynamics at work "on the ground.""--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Adjustment (Psychology) -- Germany
Germans -- Attitudes
Identity (Psychology) -- Germany
Life change events -- Germany -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
Microsociology -- Case studies
National characteristics, German
Social change -- Germany -- Psychological aspects
Adjustment (Psychology)
Germans -- Attitudes.
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY -- Europe -- Germany.
Identity (Psychology)
Life change events -- Psychological aspects.
National characteristics, German.
Social aspects.
Social change -- Psychological aspects.
Social conditions.
Germany -- History -- Social aspects -- 20th century
Germany -- History -- Social aspects -- 21st century
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1990-
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bergerson, Andrew Stuart, editor
Schmieding, Leonard, 1978- editor
LC no. 2017001439
ISBN 1785335332