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Heimat, nation, fatherland : the German sense of belonging / edited by Jost Hermand & James Steakley
Bib ID 2954239
Format BookBook
Description New York : P. Lang, c1996 
230 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 082043373X
Series

German life and civilization ; v. 22

Summary

The terms Heimat, nation, or fatherland have had such controversial histories that they elude all attempts at a one-dimensional definition. Over the course of modern German history, Heimat has come to mean virtually anything: a romantic nostalgia for preindustrial conditions; a conservative emphasis on various attributes; a feeling of ecological responsibility for a particular region; an aversion for the ugliness brought about by industry; a glorification of the German peasantry as the wellspring of national health; and much more. The contributions to this volume critically examine selected aspects of these concepts, including eighteenth-century patriotism, attitudes of German-Americans, German-Jewish understanding of Heimat, the Heimatschutz movement, Nazi appropriations of history, the Heimat film, Heidegger's and Adorno's notions of Heimat, and German geopolitics.

Full contents
  • "Fatherland": Patriotism and Nationalism in the Eighteenth Century / Hans Peter Herrmann
  • Fernweh - Heimweh? Attitudes of German-Americans before 1900 / Cora Lee Nollendorfs
  • Berlin: A Jewish Heimat at the Turn of the Century? / Erhard Schutz
  • Heimat, Modernity, and Nation in the Early Heimatschutz Movement / William Rollins
  • The Antinomies of Heimat: Homeland, History, Nazism / Rudy Koshar
  • "Ein wunderbares Heute": The Evolution and Functionalization of "Heimat" in West German Heimat Films of the 1950s / Ted Rippey, Melissa Sundell and Suzanne Townley
  • Todtnauberg and Amorbach: Heimat as Name and Orientation / Karla Schultz
  • Geopolitics in the Historikerstreit: The Strange Return of Mittellage / Mark Bassin.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Nationalism - Germany.  |  National characteristics, German.  |  Jews - Germany - Berlin.  |  Germany - History - Philosophy.  |  Germany - Ethnic relations.
Other authors/contributors Hermand, Jost  |  Steakley, James D

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