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Neither German Nor Pole: Catholicism and National Indifference in a Central European Borderland (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)

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"This is a fascinating local story with major implications for studies of nationalism and regional identities throughout Europe more generally."

---Dennis Sweeney, University of Alberta

"James Bjork has produced a finely crafted, insightful, indeed, pathbreaking study of the interplay between religious and national identity in late nineteenth-century Central Europe."

---Anthony Steinhoff, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Neither German nor Pole examines how the inhabitants of one of Europe's most densely populated industrial districts managed to defy clear-cut national categorization, even in the heyday of nationalizing pressures at the turn of the twentieth century. As James E. Bjork argues, the "civic national" project of turning inhabitants of Upper Silesia into Germans and the "ethnic national" project of awakening them as Poles both enjoyed successes, but these often canceled one another out, exacerbating rather than eliminating doubts about people's national allegiances. In this deadlock, it was a different kind of identification---religion---that provided both the ideological framework and the social space for Upper Silesia to navigate between German and Polish orientations. A fine-grained, microhistorical study of how confessional politics and the daily rhythms of bilingual Roman Catholic religious practice subverted national identification, Neither German nor Pole moves beyond local history to address broad questions about the relationship between nationalism, religion, and modernity.

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A unique study of the importance of religious identification in a multi-national region

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472116461
Author:
Bjork, James E.
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Bjork, James
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Church and state
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Catholic Church - Poland -
Subject:
Church and state -- Poland.
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 3 tables
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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