Popular Entertainment, Class, and Politics in Munich, 1900-1923

Popular Entertainment, Class, and Politics in Munich, 1900-1923
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by Robert Eben Sackett,Robert Sackett

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780674689855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the turn of the century until 1923, the year of the National Socialist putsch, popular entertainment in Munich reflected the sentiments and ideas of its largely middle-class audience. While industrialization, rapid urbanization, World War I, and the German Revolution of 1918-19 created an atmosphere of turbulent change, performances on Munich's popular stages gave voice to the continuity of several basic attitudes: patriotism; nostalgia for a preindustrial, rural community; hostility toward Jews; and increasing anxiety over social status. In songs, monologues, skits, and one-act plays, popular entertainers articulated views common to Munich's traditional middle class of tradesmen and shopkeepers and its "new" or white-collar middle class of clerks and minor officials. Folksingers Karl Valentin and Weiss Ferdl serve as examples of this relationship between politics and culture. They shared their audience's class background and sympathies, and in the cabarets and music halls their songs dealt with vexed social and political issues. This intriguing book in cultural history adds to our understanding of social conditions preparing the way for political change. A model case study, it explores the roots of Nazism in a large urban setting.

Munich and Theatrical Modernism

Munich and Theatrical Modernism
Politics, Playwriting, and Performance, 1890-1914

by Peter Jelavich

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9780674588356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first cultural exploration of playwriting, directing, acting, and theater architecture in fin-de-siècle Munich. Peter Jelavich examines the commercial, political, and cultural tensions that fostered modernism's artistic revolt against the classical and realistic modes of nineteenth-century drama.

The Ordeal of Peace

The Ordeal of Peace
Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917–1921

by Adam R. Seipp

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-03
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1317022246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historians know a great deal about how wars begin, but far less about how they end. Whilst much has been written about the forces, passions, and institutions that mobilized societies for war and worked to sustain that mobilization through years of struggle, much less is known about the equally complex processes that demobilized societies in the wake of armed conflict. As such, this new book will be welcomed by scholars wishing to understand the effects of the Great War in its fullest context, including the reactions, behaviors, and attitudes of 'ordinary' Europeans during the tumultuous events of the years of demobilization. Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries. Using as examples the important provincial centres of Munich and Manchester, this book examines the experiences of European urban-dwellers from the last year of the war until the early 1920s. Utilizing a wide variety of sources from more than twenty archives in Germany, Britain, and the United States, this book recovers voices from the period that are often lost in conventional narratives, capturing the richness and diversity of the ideas, visions, and conflicts engendered by those difficult and tumultuous years. The result is a book that paints a vivid picture of the difficulties that peace could bring to economies and societies that had rapidly and fully adapted to the demands of industrial world war.

Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe

Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe
The Deluge of 1919

by Eliza Ablovatski

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-07
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0521768306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines how narratives of the 1919 Central European revolutions promoted a violent counterrevolutionary culture in interwar Germany and Hungary.

German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War

German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War
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by Robert L. Nelson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2011-04-14
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0521192919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First systematic study of German soldier newspapers as a representation of daily life on the front during the Great War.

Hitler's Munich

Hitler's Munich
The Capital of the Nazi Movement

by David Ian Hall

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • Release : 2021-01-18
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1526704951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The immediate aftermath of the Great War and the Versailles Treaty created a perfect storm of economic, social, political and cultural factors which facilitated the rapid rise of Adolf Hitler’s political career and the birth of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. The breeding ground for this world-changing evolution was the city of Munich and there is no better way to learn about the origins and growth of Hitler’s National Socialism than to study the city. By connecting the sites where Hitler and his accomplices built the movement we gain an understanding of the causes, background, motivation and structures of the Party. Hitler’s Munich is a cultural and political portrait of the Bavarian capital, a biography of the Fuhrer and a history of National Socialism. All three interacted and the Author is superbly qualified to unravel and explain the linkages and their significance.

Society, Culture, and the State in Germany, 1870-1930

Society, Culture, and the State in Germany, 1870-1930
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by Geoff Eley

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN : 9780472084814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bold new essays on Germany's critical Kaiserreich period.

The People's Stage in Imperial Germany

The People's Stage in Imperial Germany
Social Democracy and Culture 1890-1914

by Andrew Bonnell

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2005-05-27
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0857715607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the history of the Freie Volksbuhne (Free People's Theatre), Berlin, from 1890-1914, in the light of the cultural theory and practice of German Social Democracy in Imperial Germany. The clash between German Social Democracy - the party, intellectuals and workers - and the German Imperial State was played out in the Freie Volksbahne (Free People's Theatre) founded by intellectuals to energize working class political awareness of drama with a political and social cutting edge. It fell foul of state censorship, lost its bite, yet prospered. The book looks in detail at the various programmes guiding the Volksbuhne's work and at the reception of the plays by the largely working-class audience, to offer a detailed study of the interactions between cultural and political history in Imperial Germany.

Singing Our Way to Victory

Singing Our Way to Victory
French Cultural Politics and Music During the Great War

by Regina M. Sweeney

  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2001-04-02
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9780819564733
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A penetrating cross-disciplinary study of the cultural constructions of singing. Winner of the International Book Award from International Association for the Study of Popular Music (2003) The practice of singing and songwriting in France during the Great War provides an intriguing tool for the exploration of the French cultural politics of the epoch. Responding to the dearth of cultural studies of the First World War, Regina Sweeney's unique cross-disciplinary study illuminates many of the hitherto unexplored corners of an era that many historians consider to exhibit a break with recognizable trends. In early twentieth century Europe, singing was considered a part of education integral to the formation of good citizens. Singing was especially important to the French, for whom it was historically associated with authenticity of feeling and purity of character, and thereby with the very roots of French democracy; it was particularly associated with the image of France as a victorious nation. But as Sweeney shows, different performances of the same patriotic song could carry vastly different meanings. By focusing on singing, Sweeney is able to provide a more nuanced reading of French Great War cultures than ever before, and to show that cultures previously held to be exclusive — those of the home front and the Western front, for example — existed in dialectical tension and were themselves far from homogenous.

Germany and Propaganda in World War I

Germany and Propaganda in World War I
Pacifism, Mobilization and Total War

by David Welch

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0857724711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adolf Hitler, writing in Mein Kampf, was scathing in his condemnation of German propaganda in World War I, declaring that Germany failed to recognise that the mobilization of public opinion was a weapon of the first order. This, despite the fact that propaganda had been regarded by the German leadership, arguably for the first time, as an intrinsic part of the war effort. In this book, David Welch fully examines German society - politics, propaganda, public opinion and total war - in the Great War. Drawing on a wide range of sources - posters, newspapers, journals, film, Parliamentary debates, police and military reports and private papers - he argues that the moral collapse of Germany was due less to the failure to disseminate propaganda than to the inability of the military authorities and the Kaiser to reinforce this propaganda, and to acknowledge the importance of public opinion in forging an effective link between leadership and the people.

New Theatre Quarterly 79: Volume 20, Part 3

New Theatre Quarterly 79: Volume 20, Part 3
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by Simon Trussler,Clive Barker

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005-03-21
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780521603287
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.

Catholic Citizens in the Third Reich

Catholic Citizens in the Third Reich
Psycho-Social Principles and Moral Reasoning

by Donald J. Dietrich

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781412819183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why did some German Catholics support and others oppose the police state that was the Third Reich? In this insightful analysis, Donald Dietrich explores the social-psychological dynamics behind the religious reactions of German Catholics to political and moral issues during the late Weimar and Third Reich eras. Along with many other Germans, Catholics were enmeshed in a cruel dilemma. Assenting to Nazi ideals would mean a loss of moral credibility; opposing them would result in persecution. Dietrich shows how Catholics accommodated and sometimes resisted totalitarianism and the Final Solution. Three groups of Catholics are examined: the hierarchy, the theologians, and the laity. The literature on Nazi Germany is enormous. But this is the first analysis of the dynamics shaping individual motivations and group response to Nazi ideals. This comprehensive work fuses results derived from social science research with the massive amount of historical data available. It is an interdisciplinary study relating religious values to patterns of behavior, an issue that retains its significance today.

Popular Theater and Society in Tsarist Russia

Popular Theater and Society in Tsarist Russia
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by E. Anthony Swift

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2002-12-30
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 0520225945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is the fullest and most richly detailed study available of the popular theater that developed during the last decades of tsarist Russia. Swift brings alive the world of Ostrovsky, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Tolstoy as he examines the origins and significance of the new 'people's theaters' that were created for the lower classes in St. Petersburg and Moscow between 1861 and 1917. His extensively researched study, full of anecdotes from the theater world of the day, shows how these people's theaters became a major arena in which the cultural contests of late imperial Russia were played out and how they contributed to the emergence of an urban consumer culture during this period of rapid social and political change."--Cover leaf.

The Popular Theatre Movement in Russia, 1862-1919

The Popular Theatre Movement in Russia, 1862-1919
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by Gary Thurston

  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9780810115507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Popular Theatre Movement in Russia, Gary Thurston illuminates the "popular theater" of pre-revolutionary Russia, which existed alongside the performing arts for the nation's economic elite. He shows how from Peter the Great's creation of Europe's first theater for popular enlightenment to Lenin's decree nationalizing all Soviet theaters, Russian rulers aggressively exploited this enduring art form for ideological ends rather than for its commercial potential. After the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, educated Russians began to present plays as part of a crusade to "civilize" the peasants. Relying on archival and published material virtually unknown outside Russia, this study looks at how playwrights criticized Russian social and political realities, how various groups perceived their plays, and how the plays motivated viewers to change themselves or change their circumstances. The picture that emerges is of a potent civic art influential in a way that eluded and challenged authoritarian control.

Encyclopedia of German Literature

Encyclopedia of German Literature
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by Matthias Konzett

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-05-11
  • Pages : 1136
  • ISBN : 1135941297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Munich

Munich
Hofbräuhaus & History : Beer, Culture, & Politics

by Jeffrey S. Gaab

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 9780820486062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Munich is Germany's most popular city, and the Hofbräuhaus is Munich's most famous beer hall. This book explores the connection between beer, culture, and politics in Munich to examine the crucial role the city has played in the development of modern Germany over the last thousand years. Anyone interested in Germany, Bavaria, or Munich, or anyone who has visited the famed Oktoberfest will enjoy this fascinating book. This book is ideal for courses in European or German history and culture, political science, urban studies, and sociology.

Germany

Germany
A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

by Joseph A. Biesinger

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN : 0816074712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wealth of information is presented in this guide in a variety of formats, including a concise narrative history, a chronology and A to Z entries, to provide readers with a greater understanding of German history, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Political Censorship of the Arts and the Press in Nineteenth-Century

Political Censorship of the Arts and the Press in Nineteenth-Century
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by Robert Justin Goldstein

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1989-08-14
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1349201286
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political Censorship of the Arts and the Press in Nineteenth-Century Europe presents a comprehensive account of the attempts by authorities throughout Europe to stifle the growth of political opposition during the nineteenth-century by censoring newspapers, books, caricatures, plays, operas and film. Appeals for democracy and social reform were especially suspect to the authorities, so in Russia cookbooks which refered to 'free air' in ovens were censored as subversive, while in England in 1829 the censor struck from a play the remark that 'honest men at court don't take up much room'. While nineteenth-century European political censorship blocked the open circulation of much opposition writing and art, it never succeeded entirely in its aim since writers, artists and 'consumers' often evaded the censors by clandestine circulation of forbidden material and by the widely practised skill of 'reading between the lines'.

Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

Imperial Germany, 1871-1918
Economy, Society, Culture, and Politics

by Volker Rolf Berghahn

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9781845450113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive history of German society in this period, providing a broad survey of its development. The volume is thematically organized and designed to give easy access to the major topics and issues of the Bismarkian and Wilhelmine eras. The statistical appendix contains a wide range of social, economic and political data. Written with the English-speaking student in mind, this book is likely to become a widely used text for this period, incorporating as it does twenty years of further research on the German Empire since the appearance of Hans-Ulrich Wehler's classic work.

A History of Modern Germany Since 1815

A History of Modern Germany Since 1815
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by Frank B. Tipton

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN : 9780826449092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An accessible textbook for courses on modern German history.