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The Resource Does Generation Matter? : Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960, Jens Späth, editor

Does Generation Matter? : Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960, Jens Späth, editor

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Does Generation Matter? : Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960
Title
Does Generation Matter?
Title remainder
Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960
Statement of responsibility
Jens Späth, editor
Title variation
Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960
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Language
eng
Summary
"“Generation” has become a central concept of cultural, historical and social studies. This book analyses how this concept is currently used and how it relates to memory and constructions of historical meaning from educational, historical, legal and political perspectives. Attempts to compare different national generations or to elaborate boundary-crossing, transnational generations still constitute an exception. In trying to fill this gap, this collection of essays concentrates on one crucial moment of “the age of extremes” and on one specific generation: the year 1945 and its progressive politicians and intellectuals. Focusing on Italy, West Germany and France, it suggests that the concept of generation should be regarded as an open question in space and time. Therefore, this volume asks what role generation played in the intellectual and political debates of 1945: if it facilitated change, if it served as source of solidarity and cohesion and how post-war societies organized their time."--
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320.9409/04
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Späth, Jens,
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Palgrave studies in the history of social movements
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  • Democracy
  • Europe
  • Political culture
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Does Generation Matter? : Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960, Jens Späth, editor
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Intro; Series Editor Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Abbreviations; Part I: Does Generation Matter? Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960; Chapter 1: Introduction: Generation as an Open Question; The Second World War as Civilizational Rupture; "Out of the Ashes"?43 Democratic Political Cultures in Western Europe After 1945; Toward an Integrated Western European History; Chapter 2: Toward a New Political Culture? Totalitarian Experience and Democratic Reconstruction After 1945
  • The Role of a Democratic Generation Rooted in the Nineteenth CenturyPost-Heroism; Mass Culture; Conclusion; Part II: Intellectuals, Science and Democracy; Chapter 3: The Original 45ers: A European "Generation of Resistance"?; Ten West-German Perspectives on the Years After 1945; Jean Améry: A Transnational Look Backward; The Original 45ers as a Transnational Generational Unit; Chapter 4: Continuity in Rupture: The Italian and German Constitutional Culture After 1945; Definition of the Field of Research; Continuity in Rupture: Dragging the Cultural Models of the Past into the Post-War Era
  • The German CaseThe Italian Case; The Process of Constitutional Implementation and the Point of View of Legal Science; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Toward a New Political Science in Italy and West Germany After 1945: Democracy, Politics and Generational Change; Introduction; Three Snapshots of Three Forerunners: Gaetano Mosca, Karl Mannheim and Carl J. Friedrich; Italy: A New Generation of Political Scientists; West Germany: The Role of Remigrants; "Americanization" or "Westernization"? Rethinking the Political, Generational and Empirical Turn; Part III: Progressive Party Politics
  • Chapter 6: Lost Generation? Nicolò Carandini, the Decline of New Liberalism and the Myth of a New EuropeThe Leader and the Godfather; Thinking Europe; A Friend of "Il Mondo"; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Old and New Democracy: Placing the Italian Anomaly in a European Context; New Democracy; Ends and Means; Complete Circle; Structural Reforms; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Inheriting Horror: Historical Memory in French Socialists' and German Social Democrats' Fight for European Democracy, 1945-1958
  • Historical Legitimacy in French Socialist and German Social Democratic Discourses Emerging from the Second World WarA New Beginning or Restoration? Socialist Doubts About French and German Democracy, 1949-1952; An Authoritarian Contagion? The Consolidation of Christian Democracy in West Germany and the Fall of the French Fourth Republic, 1953-1958; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Two "Difficult Outsiders"? Anti-fascism, Anti-Nazism and Democracy in Lelio Basso and Wilhelm Hoegner; Generational Aspects: Background and Belief Systems of Basso and Hoegner; Anti-fascism and Its Commemoration
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9783319774220
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(OCoLC)1037946076
Label
Does Generation Matter? : Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960, Jens Späth, editor
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Series Editor Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Abbreviations; Part I: Does Generation Matter? Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960; Chapter 1: Introduction: Generation as an Open Question; The Second World War as Civilizational Rupture; "Out of the Ashes"?43 Democratic Political Cultures in Western Europe After 1945; Toward an Integrated Western European History; Chapter 2: Toward a New Political Culture? Totalitarian Experience and Democratic Reconstruction After 1945
  • The Role of a Democratic Generation Rooted in the Nineteenth CenturyPost-Heroism; Mass Culture; Conclusion; Part II: Intellectuals, Science and Democracy; Chapter 3: The Original 45ers: A European "Generation of Resistance"?; Ten West-German Perspectives on the Years After 1945; Jean Améry: A Transnational Look Backward; The Original 45ers as a Transnational Generational Unit; Chapter 4: Continuity in Rupture: The Italian and German Constitutional Culture After 1945; Definition of the Field of Research; Continuity in Rupture: Dragging the Cultural Models of the Past into the Post-War Era
  • The German CaseThe Italian Case; The Process of Constitutional Implementation and the Point of View of Legal Science; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Toward a New Political Science in Italy and West Germany After 1945: Democracy, Politics and Generational Change; Introduction; Three Snapshots of Three Forerunners: Gaetano Mosca, Karl Mannheim and Carl J. Friedrich; Italy: A New Generation of Political Scientists; West Germany: The Role of Remigrants; "Americanization" or "Westernization"? Rethinking the Political, Generational and Empirical Turn; Part III: Progressive Party Politics
  • Chapter 6: Lost Generation? Nicolò Carandini, the Decline of New Liberalism and the Myth of a New EuropeThe Leader and the Godfather; Thinking Europe; A Friend of "Il Mondo"; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Old and New Democracy: Placing the Italian Anomaly in a European Context; New Democracy; Ends and Means; Complete Circle; Structural Reforms; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Inheriting Horror: Historical Memory in French Socialists' and German Social Democrats' Fight for European Democracy, 1945-1958
  • Historical Legitimacy in French Socialist and German Social Democratic Discourses Emerging from the Second World WarA New Beginning or Restoration? Socialist Doubts About French and German Democracy, 1949-1952; An Authoritarian Contagion? The Consolidation of Christian Democracy in West Germany and the Fall of the French Fourth Republic, 1953-1958; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Two "Difficult Outsiders"? Anti-fascism, Anti-Nazism and Democracy in Lelio Basso and Wilhelm Hoegner; Generational Aspects: Background and Belief Systems of Basso and Hoegner; Anti-fascism and Its Commemoration
Control code
on1037946076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319774220
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037946076

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