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Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society in Modern Germany : Berghahn Ser. - Jurgen Kocka

Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society in Modern Germany

Berghahn Ser.

By: Jurgen Kocka, Volker R. Berghahn (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9781571811981
Number Of Pages: 288

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"For students ...this is a good introduction ...The assorted essays ...successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." * Enterprise & Society "This fine volume brings together essays by one of the leading modern German historians, essays that give the reader an impressive overview of his work from three decades and introduce new generations of students to central questions of modern German social history." * Central European History "...a tour de force of societal history, reminding one both of how many insights Kocka has generated through application of Weberian analytical tools." * H-Net Reviews (H-W-Civ) "...a good introduction ...the assorted essays ...successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." * Enterprise & Society "...a seminal, critically important, uniquely informative contribution to the study of German history, business, entrepreneurship, and the working class." * The Midwest Book Review Jurgen Kocka is one of the foremost historians of Germany whose work has been devoted to the integration of different genres of the social and economic history of Europe during the period of industrialization. This collection of essays gives a representative sample of his effort to develop, by reference to Marx and Weber, new and powerful analytical tools for understanding the dynamics of modern industrial societies.

"For students ... this is a good introduction ... The assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." - Enterprise & Society

"This fine volume brings together essays by one of the leading modern German historians, essays that give the reader an impressive overview of his work from three decades and introduce new generations of students to central questions of modern German social history." - Central European History

..". a tour de force of societal history, reminding one both of how many insights Kocka has generated through application of Weberian analytical tools." - H-Net Reviews (H-W-Civ)

..". a good introduction ... the assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." - Enterprise & Society

..". a seminal, critically important, uniquely informative contribution to the study of German history, business, entrepreneurship, and the working class." - The Midwest Book Review

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Introduction: The Quest for an Integrative History of Industrial Societyp. ix
From Manufactory to Factory: Technology and Workplace Relations at Siemens, 1847-1873p. 1
Family and Bureaucracy in German Industrial Management, 1850-1914: Siemens in Comparative Perspectivep. 27
Managerial Blockade: Siemens and the Preventable Rise of AEGp. 51
Entrepreneurship in a Latecomer Country: The German Casep. 70
The Entrepreneur, the Family, and Capitalism: Examples from the Early Phase of German Industrializationp. 103
Salaried Entrepreneurs in German Industry at the Turn of the Twentieth Centuryp. 139
Big Business and the Rise of Managerial Capitalism: Germany in International Comparisonp. 156
New Energies in the Nineteenth Century: Toward a Social History of the Electricity Businessp. 174
Middle Class and Authoritarian State: Toward a History of the German "Burgertum" in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 192
Social Mobility and the Formation of the Working Classp. 208
The Middle Classes in Europep. 231
The First World War and the "Mittelstand": German Artisans and White-Collar Workersp. 255
The Difficult Rise of a Civil Society: Modern Germany 1800-1990p. 275
Selected Bibliographyp. 298
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9781571811981
ISBN-10: 1571811982
Series: Berghahn Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.4