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New German Critique (1 November 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 (1 February 2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... theories 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...
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New German Critique (1 February 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 (1 November 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 (1 February 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 (1 August 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 February 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 as an...
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New German Critique (1 February 2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Critique, 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...
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New German Critique (1 February 2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Bildungs- reise, which resulted in a plethora of new forms of travel experience and specialized guidebooks during the early twentieth century in Germany. More recent research by Daniel Kiecol, Christopher Görlich, and Jill Smith, on the importance of tourism and Berlin in the Weimar Republic...
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New German Critique (1 November 2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 (1 November 2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to illustrate the freedoms and chaos of the Weimar Republic. See Sikov, On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder (New York: Hyperion, 1998), 36; and Large, Berlin (New York: Basic, 2001), 278. 3. In her short but accurate description of Wilder’s employment as an Eintänzer...
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New German Critique (1 August 2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Medieval 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...
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New German Critique (1 February 2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... gay suicide stereotype from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the Weimar Republic. My argument has five parts. The first demonstrates that some of the cultural and intellectual discourses that began to define gay identity in the nineteenth century took up the issue of gay...
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New German Critique (1 November 2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... contexts.5 This article analyzes how German filmmakers of Jewish ancestry manip- ulated conventional Heimat imagery to advocate an alternative sense of Ger- man identity in the Weimar Republic and in the German Democratic Repub- lic. During these postwar periods, the ability of Heimat imagery to...
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New German Critique (1 November 2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and others later in the Weimar Republic, for example, Das Wachsfigu- renkabinett (Waxworks, dir. Paul Leni, 1924), helped solidify, at least before the advent of sound, market niches for German films in both domestic and foreign markets. The genre’s subsequent translocation to Hollywood, aided...
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New German Critique (1 August 2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., before it is socially divided and politically organized. No wonder such a theory emerged in a historical situation like the Weimar period, when social divisions were contested and political institutions weak or defunct. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 After Individuality: Freud’s Mass...
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New German Critique (1 February 2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... 421 images taken from German-language and foreign illustrated magazines onto two issues of Die Dame, the most successful fashion periodical of the Weimar era.18 The images survey many popular themes that dominated the visual culture of the defunct Weimar Republic: the cult of fitness and the...
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New German Critique (1 November 2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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...