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Publications of the German Historical Institute : Elections, Mass Politics and Social Change in Modern Germany: New Perspectives - Larry Eugene Jones

Publications of the German Historical Institute

Elections, Mass Politics and Social Change in Modern Germany: New Perspectives

By: Larry Eugene Jones (Editor), James Retallack (Editor)

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Published: 13th August 2002
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This collection of essays presents the most recent work on Germany's stormy and problematic encounter with mass politics from the time of Bismarck to the Nazi era. The authors--sixteen scholars from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany--consider this problem from novel and sometimes surprising viewpoints. The history of elections, narrowly conceived, is abandoned in favor of a broader inquiry into roots of German political loyalties and their relationship to the historic cleavages of class, gender, language, religion, generation and locality. The essays not only present archival findings, but they also pursue more theoretical or conjectural paradigms, and raise new questions. Collectively, the authors explore the twin problems of electoral politics and social dislocation with language that is intentionally familiar, inventive, and allusive all at once--in a sense reflecting the Germans' own unfinished search for political consensus and social stability.

'It is a detailed and factual study of political movements and parties ...' Dave Morgan and Marguerite Morgan, Morning Star
"This well-produced and thoughtfully editied collection comprises the majority of contributions presented during a 1990 conference at the University of Toronto..." Lawrence D. Stokes, Canadian Journal of History

Preface
Introduction
Electoral Politics in an Authoritarian Regime
Interpreting Wilhelmine elections: national issues, fairness issues, and electoral mobilization
Antisocialism and electoral politics in regional perspective: the kingdom of Saxony
The liberal power monopoly in the cities of imperial Germany
Reichstag elections in the Kaiserreich: the prospects for electoral research in the interdisciplinary context
Gender, Identity, and Political Participation
Women, gender, and the limits of political history in the age of 'mass' politics
Gender and the culture of work: ideology and identity in the world behind the mill gate, 1890-1914
Serving the Volk, saving the nation: women in the youth movement and the public sphere in Weimar Germany
Modernization, emancipation, mobilization: Nazi society reconsidered
Local Dimensions of Political Culture
Democracy or reaction? The political implications of localist ideas in Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany
Communist music in the streets: politics and perceptions in Berlin at the end of the Weimar Republic
Weimar populism and National Socialism in local perspective
Political mobilization and associational life: some thoughts on the National Socialist German Workers' Club
The National Perspective: Continuities and Discontinuities
1918 and all that: reassessing the periodization of recent German history
Generational conflict and the problem of political mobilization in the Weimar Republic
The social bases of political cleavages in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933
The formation and dissolution of a German national electorate: from Kaiserreich to Third
Index
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ISBN: 9780521429122
ISBN-10: 0521429129
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 13th August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.65