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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... conceived of it as protecting life and bestowing security. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Just before the “Straussians”: The Development of Leo Strauss’s Political Thought from the Weimar Republic to America Adi Armon...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of language, their shared obligation to Søren Kierkegaard’s concept of “chatter” ( Geschwätz ), and their mutual admiration for the Jewish satirist Karl Kraus. The complexities of this thwarted dialogue between unlikely interlocutors in the waning years of the Weimar Republic demonstrate the need for renewed...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... . Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 world literature working-class literature socialist internationalism modernism Weimar Republic In Weimar Germany and its transnational contexts, actors affiliated with the labor movement imagined, wrote, theorized, and practiced a world...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... image of modern Berlin promoted in the daily press, in films, and in advertising during the Weimar Republic. This was done to display the German capital as a “human” city in which the urban dweller could feel at home. Although the late 1920s are mostly considered a period of medium optimism, Stone's...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stephen Brockmann This article examines continuities between East German literary and filmic cultures in the late 1940s and 1950s and the Weimar Republic. The postwar account of Weimar history and the collapse of German democracy featured a heroic Communist Party and the concept of a genetic...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Christoph Schaub Recent modernism studies have largely ignored the literature of the workers' movement. They perpetuate a historically influential dichotomy between modernism and workers' movement literature that can be traced back to the Weimar Republic. The article situates Anna Seghers's Revolt...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 35–55.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... During the Weimar Republic, he became a driving force behind a museum reform movement promoting a policy for arts and culture that supported the collection of contemporary art in German museums. After Adolf Hitler's rise to power, Gurlitt had to step down from his museum role. He started a career...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
... adventures, he not only reflected on the change of foreign politics in the aftermath of World War I but set out to argue for the Weimar Republic to become a Western democracy. His defense of the parliamentary system, his claim for a democratic capitalism, his plea for European unity, and his early critique...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Douglas G. Morris The advent of the Nazi regime challenged the thinking of the Jewish Social Democrats Ernst Fraenkel and Franz Neumann. Law partners and intellectual companions in the Weimar Republic, they anguished about how to resist the new regime and justify that resistance. Nothing foretold...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 33–66.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Kaia L. Magnusen Abstract During the Weimar Republic the categories of “good,” traditional women and “deviant,” modern women became imprecise as widows’ veils and garb were often adopted by prostitutes to deter arrest. Widows were linked with death and Germany’s postwar shame and were often...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 129–153.
Published: 01 February 2023
... stands somehow in direct opposition to his involvement with National Socialism and earlier engagement with proto-Nazi völkisch discourse in the early years of the Weimar Republic. Recently, Christian Sommer’s Mythologie de l’événement (2017) offered the strange justification of an opposition between...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 99–140.
Published: 01 November 2020
... ) both in architectural critiques for the Frankfurter Zeitung and in his novel Ginster . This article analyzes Kracauer’s critical contribution to the modernist housing debate in the Weimar Republic. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 architecture housing functionalism New...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 109–142.
Published: 01 February 2024
... selected from numerous archival and private collections, discerning a move away from the practice of interior photography as a tool of social affirmation in the late Weimar Republic toward its attestation of absence and loss shortly before emigration from Germany. Employing the Freudian term uncanny in its...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., to demonstrate the continuity in the Catholic approach from Weimar to the Cold War. It also analyzes the differences between the two periods, exploring why Germany's Catholics were far more committed to the Federal Republic than they had ever been to its Weimar predecessor. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., Inc. 2016 Siegfried Kracauer Gottfried Benn Weimar Republic culture individualism References Adorno Theodor W. 1991 . “The Curious Realist: On Siegfried Kracauer.” New German Critique , no. 1 : 159 – 77 . ———. 1994 . “Reconciliation under Duress.” In Aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of a frivolous and sexualized “American” culture. See Kaes, Jay, and Dimendberg, Weimar Republic Sourcebook , 644 ; and Glaeser and Mörchen, Fazit , 242 . 41. The few historiographical references to UHU have overemphasized the magazine’s nude photography. Peter Gay offers a brief and rather...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and Noah B. Strote As the Cold War order in Europe crystallized in the late 1940s and divided Germany into two antagonistic blocs, few periods suffered a worse reputation than the Weimar era. Across the communist-capitalist divide, politicians and thinkers looked at the republic’s violent years...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Background . Berkeley : University of California Press . Fritzsche Peter . 1994 . “Landscape of Danger, Landscape of Design: Crisis and Modernism in Weimar Germany.” In Dancing on the Volcano: Essays on the Culture of the Weimar Republic , edited by Kniesche Thomas Brockmann Stephen...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... intellectual life in the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism, and then cross the Atlantic to the United States? What did it mean to German and American intellectu- als, and why did they embrace or reject the concept? These are the questions that this essay seeks to answer. Despite the vast...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
... not on the work of Weimar modernists during the Third Reich but on the contributions, many of them modernist, of architects close to the regime in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. 16. Winfried Nerdinger, ed., Bauhaus-Moderne in Nationalsozialismus, zwischen Anbiederung und Verfolgung (Munich...