German Ideology: From France to Germany and Back (Hardback)
  • German Ideology: From France to Germany and Back (Hardback)
zoom

German Ideology: From France to Germany and Back (Hardback)

(author)
£48.00
Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 01/01/1995
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this sequel to "From Mandeville to Marx", in which Dumont established the primacy of economic ideology in European society, the author turns to the different national forms of the modern ideology of economic individualism. By means of a detailed comparison between France and Germany, Dumont demonstrates that the French and German notions of individualism are far from equivalent. Dumont focuses on the question of whether personhood or national ideology is the defining character of the individual. He studies the development of German nationalism and individualism in the work of Troeltsch, Thomas Mann, Goethe and others, and compares this with the French ideas of equality and individualism formed during the Revolution. For the French, Dumont demonstrates, one is a person first and, by virtue of being a person, a Frenchman second. For the Germans, on the other hand, one is a member of the German nation above all, and only by virtue of being a German is one a person.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226169521
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 237 x 160 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Manchester, England
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Forgotten Voices Of The Great War
Added to basket
Arabs in History
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Dictionary of Sociology
Added to basket
The Gift
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
How to Read Ethnography
Added to basket
The Invention of Tradition
Added to basket
The World Until Yesterday
Added to basket
Culture And Imperialism
Added to basket
The Lost World Of The Kalahari
Added to basket
The Xenophobe's Guide to the Poles
Added to basket
Understanding Children's Development
Added to basket
Consider The Lobster
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.