Memorialization in Germany since 1945

Author: B. Niven
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230248502
Release Date: 2009-12-18
Genre: History

Difficult Pasts provides a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary Germany's rich memorial landscape. It discusses the many memorials to German losses during the Second World War, to the victims of National Socialism and to those of GDR socialism. With up-to-date coverage of many less well-known memorials as well as the most publicised ones.

Germany since 1945

Author: Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0333964721
Release Date: 2003-10-21
Genre: History

Since its crushing military defeat in 1945, Germany has faced occupation and division, economic success amidst Cold War bitterness, the rise and spectacular fall of the Berlin Wall and now more than a decade as a country united for only the second time in its history. It has become a slumbering economic superpower at the heart of the drive towards European unity, while divisions between east and west remain among its own people. Germany since 1945: - offers a comprehensive introduction to every stage in Germany's political, social and economic development from 1945 right up to the present day - examines, in-depth, both German states, their differences and their similarities, as well as the period of occupation 1945-49 and the year of unification 1989-90 - concludes with the first short survey in English of more than a decade of post-unification Germany, covering the period right up to the Iraq crisis in spring 2003.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Author: Axel Schneider
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191036774
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Genre: History

The fifth volume of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally since 1945. Divided into two parts, part one selects and surveys theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to history, and part two examines select national and regional historiographies throughout the world. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is chronologically the last of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past across the globe from the beginning of writing to the present day.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Author: Daniel Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199225996
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Genre: History

Volume 5 offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally since 1945. Divided into two parts, part one selects and surveys theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to history, and part two examines select national and regional historiographies throughout the world.

The Miracle Years

Author: Hanna Schissler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691058202
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: History

Exploring postwar German history, literature and film, this text examines the lives of real people to learn how they experienced and represented the institutions and social forces that shaped their lives and defined the wider culture.

Hitler Films from Germany

Author: K. Machtans
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137032386
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: History

The first book-length study to critically examine the recent wave of Hitler biopics in German cinema and television. A group of international experts discuss films like Downfall in the context of earlier portrayals of Hitler and draw out their implications for the changing place of the Third Reich in the national historical imagination.

Migration Memory and Diversity

Author: Cornelia Wilhelm
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785333286
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Social Science

Within Germany, policies and cultural attitudes toward migrants have been profoundly shaped by the difficult legacies of the Second World War and its aftermath. This wide-ranging volume explores the complex history of migration and diversity in Germany from 1945 to today, showing how conceptions of "otherness" developed while memories of the Nazi era were still fresh, and identifying the continuities and transformations they exhibited through the Cold War and reunification. It provides invaluable context for understanding contemporary Germany's unique role within regional politics at a time when an unprecedented influx of immigrants and refugees present the European community with a significant challenge.

Umwelt Lesebuch

Author: Axel Goodbody
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719041783
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Environmental policy

The environment plays a central role in contemporary German political culture. Umwelt-Lesebuch provides essential factual information on the key themes of forest dieback, nuclear power, endangered species, the changing landscape, and the darker side of technology and progress, giving an overview of contemporary German responses to the global ecological problems of our time.

An Economic and Social History of Western Europe since 1945

Author: Anthony Sutcliffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317892199
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: History

This is the ideal companion text to A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945. It is an introductory survey which explains how western Europe built up its postwar prosperity and is moving towards continental integration. Themes treated include: the origins of the EC; consumerism; youth culture and protest; immigration; the oil crisis and its aftermath; and the contrasting experience and expectations of the Nordic world and the Mediterranean south. The book ends with the consequences of Soviet collapse. Designed for general history students, it assumes no formal knowledge of economics, and is notably accessible and user-friendly in its approach.

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195354680
Release Date: 1997-01-30
Genre: History

Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts collects essays on Jewish literature which deal with "the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects of the 'Jewish question.'" Essays in this volume explore the tension between Israeli and Diaspora identities, and between those who write in Hebrew or Yiddish and those who write in other "non-Jewish" languages. The essays also explore the question of how Jewish writers remember history in their "search for a useable past." From essays on Jabotinsky's virtually unknown plays to Philip Roth's novels, this book provides a strong overview of contemporary themes in Jewish literary studies.

New Beginnings

Author: Hagit Lavsky
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814330096
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

A sociohistorical analysis of the construction of Jewish life and national identity in post-Holocaust Germany.

France Since 1945

Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192192462
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

The last fifty years have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had to come to terms with the legacy of the German Occupation, the political and social implications of the influx of foreign immigrants, the destruction of traditional rural life, and the threat of Anglo American culture to French language and civilization. Robert Gildea's account examines French politics, society, and culture as well as France's role in the world from 1945 to 1995. He looks at France's attempt to recover national greatness after the Second World War; its attempt to deal with the fear of German resurgence by building the European Community; the Algerian war; and the later development of a neo-colonialism to preserve its influence in Africa and the Pacific. He traces the career of General de Gaulle, the revolution of 1968, and the trend towards both political consensus and political disillusionment. He also examines the rise and fall of the French intellectual, the changing cultural policy of the state, and the threat of feminism, regionalism, and multiculturalism to the ideal of the 'One and Indivisible Republic'.

Rhetorik und Stilistik Rhetoric and Stylistics Halbband 2

Author: Ulla Fix
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110213713
Release Date: 2009-10-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.