West Germany Under Construction: Politics, Society and Culture in the Adenauer Era - Social History, Popular Culture and Politics in Germany (Paperback)
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West Germany Under Construction: Politics, Society and Culture in the Adenauer Era - Social History, Popular Culture and Politics in Germany (Paperback)

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Paperback 472 Pages / Published: 30/06/1997
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From the perspective of the 1990s, it is possible to see the road to the Bonn Republic and West Germany's "social market economy" as the "correct" postwar German path. But unified Germany continues to confront enormous problems of social inequality and widespread resistance to the acceptance of a truly multi-cultural society. By exploring how West Germans confronted-or failed to confront-similar problems in the early history of the Federal Republic, this collection makes a crucial contribution to understanding the present.

Moving beyond accounts of high politics and international relations, the essays brought together here focus on the intersections between the politics of daily life and the politics of the nation-state. Building on the approaches of women's history, social history, and cultural studies, they emphasize that the process of defining West Germany in the 1950s took place not only in the geopolitical arena of the Cold War but also in dance halls and at the movies, in worker-training programs, and in patterns of consumption.

West Germany under Construction not only expands our understanding of the early formation of West German society, it also outlines ways to continue the excavation of that past. It will be mandatory reading for students and scholars alike.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066483
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 645 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 34 mm

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