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This book proposes a theory of collective and national identity based on culture and language rather than power and politics. Applying this to what he calls Germany's "axial age," Bernhard Giesen shows how the codes of nineteenth-century German identity in turn became those of the divided Germany between 1945 and 1989. The identity he describes derives from the ideas of German intellectuals, from the uprooted romantic poets to the influential German mandarins, and was borne by the newly emerging bourgeoisie.

Synopsis:

Cultural theory of national identity, and study of nineteenth-century and post-war German identity formation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the nation in social science and history; 1. The construction of collective identity; 2. The encounter with Otherness; 3. The nation as invisible public: the patriotic code; 4. The nation as holy grail of the intellectuals: the transcendental code of Romanticism; 5. The people on the barricades: the democratic code; 6. The State-nation up to the founding of Empire: the code of 'Realpolitik'; 7. The national identity of the Germans; Epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521639965
Author:
Giesen, Bernhard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Translator:
Levis, Nicholas
Translator:
Weisz, Amos
Editor:
Seidman, Steven
Editor:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Author:
Weisz, Amos
Author:
Seidman, Steven
Author:
Levis, Nicholas
Author:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Intellectuals -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
8.88x6.11x.57 in. .94 lbs.

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