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The Resource Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s, edited by Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann

Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s, edited by Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann

Label
Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s
Title
Life after death
Title remainder
approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War. In a shift of perspective, it does not conceive of the impressive economic and political stability of the postwar era as a quasi-natural return to previous patterns of societal development but approaches it as an attempt to establish 'normality' upon the lingering memories of experiencing violence on a hitherto unprecedented scale. It views the relationship of the violence of the 1940s to the apparent 'normality' and stability of the 1950s as a key to understanding the history of post-war Europe. While the history of post-war Germany naturally looms large in this collection, the essays deal with countries across Western and Central Europe, offer comparative perspectives on their subjects, and draw upon a wide range of primary and secondary source material
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
303.4/094/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
D842.5
LC item number
.L48 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bessel, Richard
  • Schumann, Dirk
Series statement
Publications of the German Historical Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Social conflict
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Germany (West)
Label
Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s, edited by Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sabine Behrenbeck
  • Paths of normalization after the persecution of the Jews: the Netherlands, France and West Germany in the 1950s
  • Ido de Haan
  • Trauma, memory, and motherhood: Germans and Jewish displaced persons in post-Nazi Germany, 1945-1949
  • Atina Grossmann
  • Memory and the narrative of rape in Budapest and Vienna in 1945
  • Andrea Petö
  • "Going home": the personal adjustment of British and American servicemen after the war
  • Joanna Bourke
  • Desperately seeking normality: sex and marriage in the wake of the war
  • Introduction:
  • Dagmar Herzog
  • Family life and "normality" in postwar British culture
  • Pat Thane
  • Continuities and discontinuities of consumer mentality in West Germany in the 1950s
  • Michael Wildt
  • "Strengthened and purified through ordeal by fire": ecclesiastical triumphalism in the ruins of Europe
  • Damion Van Melis
  • The nationalization of victimhood: selective violence and national grief in western Europe, 1940-1960
  • Pieter Lagrou
  • Italy after fascism: the predicament of dominant narratives
  • Violence, normality, and the construction of postwar Europe
  • Donald Sassoon
  • The politics of post-fascist aesthetics: 1950s West and East German industrial design
  • Paul Betts
  • Dissonance, normality, and the historical method: why did some Germans think of tourism after May 8, 1945?
  • Alon Confino
  • Richard Bessel,
  • Dirk Schumann
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and World War II: can a psychiatric concept help us understand postwar society?
  • Alice Förster,
  • Birgit Beck
  • Between pain and silence: remembering the victims of violence in Germany after 1949
Control code
CR9781139052344
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 363 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139052344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Life after death : approaches to a cultural and social history during the 1940s and 1950s, edited by Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sabine Behrenbeck
  • Paths of normalization after the persecution of the Jews: the Netherlands, France and West Germany in the 1950s
  • Ido de Haan
  • Trauma, memory, and motherhood: Germans and Jewish displaced persons in post-Nazi Germany, 1945-1949
  • Atina Grossmann
  • Memory and the narrative of rape in Budapest and Vienna in 1945
  • Andrea Petö
  • "Going home": the personal adjustment of British and American servicemen after the war
  • Joanna Bourke
  • Desperately seeking normality: sex and marriage in the wake of the war
  • Introduction:
  • Dagmar Herzog
  • Family life and "normality" in postwar British culture
  • Pat Thane
  • Continuities and discontinuities of consumer mentality in West Germany in the 1950s
  • Michael Wildt
  • "Strengthened and purified through ordeal by fire": ecclesiastical triumphalism in the ruins of Europe
  • Damion Van Melis
  • The nationalization of victimhood: selective violence and national grief in western Europe, 1940-1960
  • Pieter Lagrou
  • Italy after fascism: the predicament of dominant narratives
  • Violence, normality, and the construction of postwar Europe
  • Donald Sassoon
  • The politics of post-fascist aesthetics: 1950s West and East German industrial design
  • Paul Betts
  • Dissonance, normality, and the historical method: why did some Germans think of tourism after May 8, 1945?
  • Alon Confino
  • Richard Bessel,
  • Dirk Schumann
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and World War II: can a psychiatric concept help us understand postwar society?
  • Alice Förster,
  • Birgit Beck
  • Between pain and silence: remembering the victims of violence in Germany after 1949
Control code
CR9781139052344
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 363 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139052344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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