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Generations in Conflict : Youth Revolt and Generation Formation in Germany 1770-1968 - Mark Roseman

Generations in Conflict

Youth Revolt and Generation Formation in Germany 1770-1968

Paperback Published: 5th April 2004
ISBN: 9780521545686
Number Of Pages: 332

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This is the first English-language collection of essays on modern German history with a generational theme. It adresses, first, the extraordinary power and persistence of a German tradition of youthful rebellion extending from the Sturm und Drang in the eighteenth century to the student revolts of 1968 and, second, the impact of the dramatic ruptures and discontinuities in modern German history on the formation and interaction of successive historical cohorts. Using a variety of different approaches, including literacy and oral history, the collection pays particular attention to the way generational identities interacted with those of class and gender. The book adds to our understanding of generations, of the balance between continuity and discontinuity in modern German history, of the generational roots of National Socialism and the Hitler Youth generation's impact on East and West German society.

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"Each of the authors is a well-known historian, and the book provides a wealth of information for scholars interested in the role that youth revolt has played in the development of modern Germany...[A]n outstanding collection that successfully traces the evolution of German history through the prism of generational conflict. This paradigm will undoubtedly become increasingly important in the future, and scholars who wish to pursue it will have to consult this important book." Russel Lemmons, History "...it presents important issues in the study and interpretation of German history." German Studies Review "This volume is a good introduction for anyone wishing to study youth and generational conflict since it contains both useful surveys of scholarship and some closely argued essays that are instructive in terms of methods and insights. readers will appreciate the nuanced views of youth and generational conflict and Roseman's critical evaluation of the essays." Robert Wegs, Journal of Social History "Mark Roseman's superbly edited Generations in Conflict is the first English-language collection to address the question in a systematic fashion and succeeds in bringing together some of the more recent findings on the topic by a team of highly capable British and German scholars. ...remarkably coherent and cohesive collection of essays on one of the major themes in modern German history." Larry Eugene Jones, Central European History

Introduction: Generation conflict and German history 1770û1968 Mark Roseman
The ideal of youth in late 18th-century Germany Joachim Whaley
Young Germans and Young Germany: some remarks on the history of German youth in the late 18th and in the first half of the 19th century Rainer Elkar
The battle for the young: mobilising young people in Wilhelmine Germany Jürgen Reulecke
Jewish politics and generation conflict in Wilhelmine Germany Jacob Borut
The æFront GenerationÆ and the politics of Weimar Germany Richard Bessel
The æNew WomanÆ and generation conflict: perceptions of young womenÆs sexual mores in the Weimar Republic Cornelie Usborne
Generations of German historians: patronage, censorship and the containment of generation conflict, 1918û1945 Peter Lambert
Gender, generation and politics: young protestant women in the final years of the Weimar Republic Elizabeth Harvey
The Hitler Youth generation and its role in the two post-war German states Alexander von Plato
The BDM generation: a female generation in transition from dictatorship to democracy Dagmar Reese
A generation twice betrayed: youth policy in the transition from the Third Reich to the Soviet Zone of Occupation 1945û1946 Michael Buddrus
The generation that never was: young labour in the Ruhr mining industry 1945û1957 Mark Roseman
The German Kriegskinder. Origins and impact of the generation of 1968 Heinz Bude
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ISBN: 9780521545686
ISBN-10: 0521545684
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 5th April 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.49

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