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The Resource The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method, Jeffrey K. Olick

The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method, Jeffrey K. Olick

Label
The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method
Title
The sins of the fathers
Title remainder
Germany, memory, method
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey K. Olick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
National identity and political legitimacy always involve a delicate balance between remembering and forgetting. All nations have elements in their past that they would prefer to pass over -- the catalog of failures, injustices, and horrors committed in the name of nations, if fully acknowledged, could create significant problems for a country trying to move on and take action in the present. Yet denial and forgetting carry costs as well. Nowhere has this precarious balance been more potent, or important, than in the Federal Republic of Germany, where the devastation and atrocities of two world wars have weighed heavily in virtually every moment and aspect of political life. The Sins of the Fathers confronts that difficulty head-on, exploring the variety of ways that Germany's leaders since 1949 have attempted to meet this challenge, with a particular focus on how those approaches have changed over time. Jeffrey K. Olick asserts that other nations are looking to Germany as an example of how a society can confront a dark past casting Germany as our model of difficult collective memory
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olick, Jeffrey K.
Dewey number
909/.0943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1033
LC item number
.O293 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago studies in practices of meaning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • Nationalism and collective memory
  • Guilt and culture
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
  • Collective memory
  • Guilt and culture
  • Nationalism and collective memory
  • Politics and government
  • Germany (West)
Label
The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method, Jeffrey K. Olick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The return of the repressed
  • The reliable nation
  • The moral nation.
  • Seeds of change
  • The grand coalition and the wider world
  • Social-liberal guilt
  • The moral nation
  • The normal nation.
  • West Germany's normal problems
  • The new conservatism
  • Introduction.
  • The politics of history
  • Beyond Bitburg
  • The normal nation
  • Conclusions.
  • Epilogues: Berlin is not Bonn
  • History, memory, and temporality
  • Placing memory in Germany
  • The sociology of collective memory
  • Prologues: the origins of West German memory
  • The reliable nation.
  • Bonn is not Weimar
  • Expiation and explanation
  • Germany in the West
Control code
944087551
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 517 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226386492
Lccn
2016032598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026618910
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087551
Label
The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method, Jeffrey K. Olick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The return of the repressed
  • The reliable nation
  • The moral nation.
  • Seeds of change
  • The grand coalition and the wider world
  • Social-liberal guilt
  • The moral nation
  • The normal nation.
  • West Germany's normal problems
  • The new conservatism
  • Introduction.
  • The politics of history
  • Beyond Bitburg
  • The normal nation
  • Conclusions.
  • Epilogues: Berlin is not Bonn
  • History, memory, and temporality
  • Placing memory in Germany
  • The sociology of collective memory
  • Prologues: the origins of West German memory
  • The reliable nation.
  • Bonn is not Weimar
  • Expiation and explanation
  • Germany in the West
Control code
944087551
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 517 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226386492
Lccn
2016032598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026618910
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087551

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