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Cities, Sin, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany)

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Cities, Sin, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany breaks new ground in the history of social thought and action in Imperial Germany, focusing on socially liberal efforts to counteract perceived problems in the area of moral behavior.

Thematically and methodologically wide-ranging and innovative, this volume considers a broad spectrum of responses not only to the supposed breakdown of social cohesion but also to specific forms of deviant behavior. It draws on large numbers of writings from the period by clergymen, jurists, medical doctors, educators, social workers, and others. This literature illuminates the histories not only of urbanization and cities but also of sexuality and Christianity, crime and criminology, leisure and education, youth and women, charity and social work, and the welfare state as well as local government.

Focusing on positive instead of escapist responses to the challenges that inhered in urban society, this work can be read as part of an ongoing reassessment of the German Empire that points away from the idea that Germans were traveling an antimodernist Sonderweg, or special path, that led inevitably to National Socialism and the Third Reich. Although intended primarily for scholars and students of modern Germany, this book should speak to a variety of readers, among them anyone who cares about the history of cities, deviant behavior, or social reform.

Andrew Lees is Professor of History, Rutgers University.

Synopsis:

An important examination of the colorful histories of urbanization and social reform in Imperial Germany

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472112586
Author:
Lees, Andrew
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Social problems
Subject:
Urbanization
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Cities and towns -- Germany -- History.
Subject:
Urbanization -- Germany -- History.
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Series Volume:
v. 1.
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 drawings, 2 photographs
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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