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Civil Society and Dictatorship in Modern German History
Jürgen Kocka

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Foreword – Shulamit Volkov
• Introduction
• Bourgeois Culture and Civil Society: The German Case in a European Context
• The Opportunities of Semantic Ambivalence
• Bürgertum: Bourgeoisie Defined by Its Opponents and Its Culture
• Civil Society: The History and Definition of a Concept
• Universal Claims versus Exclusive Realities in the Nineteenth Century
• Bourgeoisie and Civil Society during the Kaiserreich
• A Short View on the Twentieth Century
• Comparing Dictatorships: Toward a Social History of the German
• Democratic Republic
• Why a History of the GDR?
• The Political Construction of a New Society
• Social Blockades and the Limits of Political Control
• 1949–1989: Four Periods of GDR History
• The GDR in Comparative Perspectives
• Dealing with Difficult Pasts: Collective Memories and Politics in Germany
• after 1945 and 1990
• How West Germans and East Germans Dealt with Their Nazi Past, 1945–1990
• Remembering the GDR after Unification: Different Layers, Controversial Debates
• Memories Compete and Reinforce One Another
• Historians, Fashion, and Truth: The Last Fifty Years
• History: A Changeable Discipline
• An Example: Changing Views of World War I
• Five Major Trends
• The Productivity of Fashion and the Attainability of Truth: History as a Profession
• Notes
• Index

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