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Weimar Controversies: Explorations in Popular Culture with Siegfried Kracauer (Culture & Theory)

Weimar Controversies: Explorations in Popular Culture with Siegfried Kracauer (Culture & Theory)

Current price: $40.00
Publication Date: July 15th, 2020
Publisher:
Transcript Publishing
ISBN:
9783837651461
Pages:
230
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Description

In the Weimar Republic, popular culture was the scene of heated controversies that tested the limits of national cohesion. How could marginal figures like a stigmatized villager, a grub street writer, or an advocate for nudism become flashpoints of political conflict? Peter S. Fisher draws on Siegfried Kracauer's trenchant observations on Weimar's contradictions to knit these exemplary stories together. Following his methodology, society's underdogs take center stage, pushing the headline makers into the background.

About the Author

Peter S. Fisher received a doctorate in European history from Harvard University. His research interests lie at the intersection of history and popular culture. He has published on German visionary interwar literature.