Cultures Of Violence In The New German Street

Author: Patricia Anne Simpson
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson
ISBN: 1611474566
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Cultures Of Violence In The New German Street from the Author: Patricia Anne Simpson. In post-Wall Germany, violence—both real and imagined—is increasingly determining the formation of new cultural identities. Patricia Anne Simpson’s book focuses on the representation of violence in three youth subcultures often characterized by aggression as they enact a rivalry for supremacy on the new German “street”—the author’s operative metaphor to situate the cultural discourse about violence. The selected literary texts, films, and music exemplify the urgent need for a sustained debate about violence as an aspect of both social reality and the national imaginary. Simpson’s study discloses the relationship between narratives of violence and issues of immigration, ethnic difference, and poverty. Her lucid readings examine the ways in which violence is grounded in the asphalt of Germany’s new street. This interdisciplinary study identifies the motivations, decisions, and consequences of violent acts and the stories that convey them. Simpson draws examples from popular genres and subcultures, including punk, hip hop, and skinhead sounds, styles, and politics. With theoretical sophistication and analytical clarity, the author locates the contested territory of the street within larger European contexts of violence while paying careful attention to the particularities of German history. She reveals new insights into the construction of citizenship, masculinity, and contemporary ethics. In addition, Simpson demonstrates the importance of concepts embedded in the representation of violence, including revised definitions of heroism, community, and evolving ideas of fraternity, family, and home.

Code Of The Street Decency Violence And The Moral Life Of The Inner City

Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070385
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Code Of The Street Decency Violence And The Moral Life Of The Inner City from the Author: Elijah Anderson. Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.

Political Violence In The Weimar Republic 1918 1933

Author: Dirk Schumann
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 184545460X
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Political Violence In The Weimar Republic 1918 1933 from the Author: Dirk Schumann. The Prussian province of Saxony-where the Communist uprising of March 1921 took place and two Combat Leagues (Wehrverbande) were founded (the right-wing Stahlhelm and the Social Democratic Reichsbanner) - is widely recognized as a politically important region in this period of German history. Using a case study of this socially diverse province, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of political violence in Weimar Germany with particular emphasis on the political culture from which it emerged. It refutes both the claim that the Bolshevik revolution was the prime cause of violence, and the argument that the First World War's all-encompassing "brutalization" doomed post-1918 German political life from the very beginning. The study thus contributes to a view of the Weimar Republic as a state in severe crisis but with alternatives to the Nazi takeover.

The Oxford Illustrated History Of The First World War

Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640417
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of The First World War from the Author: Hew Strachan. The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century. The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East. First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.

Cultures Of Violence

Author: Stuart Carroll
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230019454
Size: 53.51 MB
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Cultures Of Violence from the Author: Stuart Carroll. Thinkers and historians have long perceived violence and its control as integral to the very idea of 'Western Civilization'. While there is an enduring fascination with war and state violence, from military history to the study of genocide, historians have been more reticent about studying interpersonal violence, despite the huge role it plays in human affairs. This timely collection, which focuses on the post-medieval West, brings together the latest interdisciplinary and historical research in the field.

Ghetto Voices In Contemporary German Culture

Author: Maria Stehle
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571135448
Size: 66.58 MB
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Ghetto Voices In Contemporary German Culture from the Author: Maria Stehle. Illuminates tensions and transformations in today's Germany by examining literary, filmic, and musical treatments of the ghetto metaphor.

Generational Shifts In Contemporary German Culture

Author: Laurel Cohen-Pfister
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134336
Size: 75.34 MB
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Generational Shifts In Contemporary German Culture from the Author: Laurel Cohen-Pfister. The concept of the generation in today's German culture and literature, and its role in German identity.

Political Violence In The Weimar Republic 1918 1933

Author: Dirk Schumann
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857453149
Size: 69.28 MB
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Political Violence In The Weimar Republic 1918 1933 from the Author: Dirk Schumann. The Prussian province of Saxony-where the Communist uprising of March 1921 took place and two Combat Leagues (Wehrverbände) were founded (the right-wing Stahlhelm and the Social Democratic Reichsbanner) - is widely recognized as a politically important region in this period of German history. Using a case study of this socially diverse province, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of political violence in Weimar Germany with particular emphasis on the political culture from which it emerged. It refutes both the claim that the Bolshevik revolution was the prime cause of violence, and the argument that the First World War's all-encompassing 'brutalization' doomed post-1918 German political life from the very beginning. The study thus contributes to a view of the Weimar Republic as a state in severe crisis but with alternatives to the Nazi takeover.

Envisioning Social Justice In Contemporary German Culture

Author: Jill E. Twark
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571135693
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Envisioning Social Justice In Contemporary German Culture from the Author: Jill E. Twark. Explores how contemporary German-language literary, dramatic, filmic, musical, and street artists are grappling in their works with social justice issues that affect Germany and the wider world.