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Reformers, Critics, and the Paths of German Modernity

Anti-Politics and the Search for Alternatives, 1890-1914

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ISBN 9780674418356

Publication Date: 06/27/2000

358 pages

8 tables


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Coming to Terms with the Future
  • 1. The Generation of 1890
    • At the Dawn of an Uncertain Future
    • Socialists of the Lectern
    • The Health of the Nation
    • Naumann, Weber, and the Legacy of 1890
  • 2. Adolf Damaschke and the Language of Popular Nationalism
    • From the Rental Barracks to Land Reform
    • “In Service to the Fatherland”
    • Land Reform as a “Task of Enlightenment”
  • 3. Gertrud Bäumer’s New Liberalism and the Politics of Womanhood
    • From Family Life to the Life of the Nation
    • Liberal Humanism and Eugenics at the Fin de Siècle
    • Against Masculine Politics: Toward a “New Form of Feminine Kultur”
  • 4. Werner Sombart’s “Anti-Politik” and the Vicissitudes of Socialism “as a Cultural Factor”
    • The Ideals of Social Policy
    • Social Science and the Social Movement
    • “Twilight of the Gods”
  • 5. The Wilhelmine Reform Milieu
    • Learning the Social Question
    • Social Circles
    • Wiring the Network
  • Epilogue: War and Revolutions
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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