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Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Lethen, Helmut

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ISBN 10: 0520201094 / ISBN 13: 9780520201095
Verlag: University of California Press, 2001
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Cool Conduct is an elegant interpretation of attitudes and mentalities that informed the Weimar Republic by a scholar well known for his profound knowledge of this period. Helmut Lethen writes of "cool conduct" as a cultivated antidote to the heated atmosphere of post-World War I Germany, as a way of burying shame and animosity that might otherwise make social contact impossible. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0520201094

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Cool Conduct is an elegant interpretation of attitudes and mentalities that informed the Weimar Republic by a scholar well known for his profound knowledge of this period. Helmut Lethen writes of "cool conduct" as a cultivated antidote to the heated atmosphere of post-World War I Germany, as a way of burying shame and animosity that might otherwise make social contact impossible.

Klappentext: "Lethen brilliantly interprets New Objectivity as a tactical response to the need for a 'code of conduct' in an age of anxiety about values and normative judgments. Moving effortlessly between analysis of philosophical texts and literary works, he charts an increasingly popular field of cultural studies: how cultural discourses shape behavior... One of the most original and daring contributions to Weimar scholarship and to the study of modernity in general in a decade." --Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley

"Lethen is probably the most original and outstanding scholar writing in German today about Weimar literature and culture. He traces the figure of the 'cold persona' as part of a broader discourse of anthropological, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions... The book is written in a personal voice, witty, lucid, and unpretentious."--Miriam Hansen, University of Chicago

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Verlag: University of California Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

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