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Writing the revolution : the construction of "1968" in Germany, Ingo Cornils

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Writing the revolution : the construction of "1968" in Germany
Title
Writing the revolution
Title remainder
the construction of "1968" in Germany
Statement of responsibility
Ingo Cornils
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Germany, the concept of "1968" is enduring and synonymous with the German Student Movement, and is viewed, variously, as a fundamental liberalization, a myth, a second foundation, or an irritation. The movement's aims - radical re-imagination of the political and economic order and social hierarchy - have been understood as requiring a "long march." While the movement has been judged at best a"successful failure," cultural elites continue to engage in the construction of 1968. Ingo Cornils's book argues that writing about 1968 in Germany is no longer about the historical events or the specific objectives of a bygone counterculture, but is instead a moral touchstone, a marker of social group identity meant to keep alive (or at bay) a utopian agenda that continues to fire the imagination. The book demonstrates that the representation of 1968 as a "foundational myth" suits the needs of a number of surprisingly heterogeneous groups, and that even attempts to deconstruct the myth strengthen it. Cornils brings together for the first time the historical, literary, and media representations of the movement, showing the motivation behind and effect of almost five decades of writing about 1968. In so doing, Cornils challenges the way 1968 has been instrumentalized: as a powerful imaginary that has colonized every aspect of life in Germany, and as symbolic capital in cultural and political debates.<BR><BR> Ingo Cornils is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Leeds.<BR><BR>
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UkCbUP
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Cornils, Ingo
Dewey number
943.087/6
Index
index present
LC call number
DD260.4
LC item number
.C66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • Germany (West)
  • Protest movements
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Authoritarianism
  • Counterculture
  • Popular culture
  • Student movements
Label
Writing the revolution : the construction of "1968" in Germany, Ingo Cornils
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Jun 2017)
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
Heroes and martyrs -- Chroniclers and interpreters -- Critics and renegades -- Talespinners and poets -- Women of the revolution -- "1968" and the media -- "1968" and the arts -- Zaungaste -- Not dark yet: the 68ers at 70 -- Romantic relapse or modern myth?
Control code
CR9781782048299
Extent
1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Writing the revolution : the construction of "1968" in Germany, Ingo Cornils
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Jun 2017)
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
Heroes and martyrs -- Chroniclers and interpreters -- Critics and renegades -- Talespinners and poets -- Women of the revolution -- "1968" and the media -- "1968" and the arts -- Zaungaste -- Not dark yet: the 68ers at 70 -- Romantic relapse or modern myth?
Control code
CR9781782048299
Extent
1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139542
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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