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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... in the struggle. This sets the text simultaneously apart from most workers' movement authors and many Weimar women writers who focused on individual white-collar workers. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 Anna Seghers collectives modernism Weimar Republic working-class literature Aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
... to provide an emotional blueprint, an identificatory model, and a compensatory fantasy in the reimagining of class, folk, and nation. The influential Vom Proletariat zum Arbeitertum (1930), as well as select autobiographical and fictional works by Winnig, are used to uncover these continuities through...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... ideas about transnational class literatures and nonnormative imaginaries of the proletariat. 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...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... Indeed, for Lukács the emergence of a complete dra- matic form is possible only under certain social conditions. In the first chap- ter Lukács connects these conditions—without using this terminology—with the existence of a traditional society, in which the ruling class is in a process of decline...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
... History and Class Consciousness on repeated occasions in the early thirties. His biographer does point out that Lukács, during his years in Moscow, published mainly articles, with the exception of the work on the young Hegel in 1938. 15 Various material and ideological factors, such as poor access...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., it is right-wing Social Democrats who are responsible for the fracturing of the working class and therefore, at least indirectly, for the Nazi ascendancy. This history provides a powerful justification for the creation of the Socialist Unity Party, which is seen as overcoming the historical split...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 113–137.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., most notably those associated with Birmingham’s Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS), who con- sidered how various forms of cultural consumption, in particular among the working class, negotiated with and resisted dominant, commercial culture.10 According to this “culturalist...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the clergy and ruling classes and satirized vanity, greed, lust, and corruption. The humans no longer represented simply prototypes of their classes but demonstrated marked individuality. Death, too, was individualized and appeared as a representative of God’s jus- tice, bringing a fitting death...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., the experience of social exclu- sion has arrived at the very center of society: as the sociologist Heinz Bude argues, it is no longer just the predictable cohort of social welfare recipients that experiences social exclusion but also the formerly secure middle class, which suddenly has to cope...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., “Touristen in Jerusalem,” 712. 27. Barthes, “Blue Guide.” 28. Ibid., 76. 218 Art, Mass Culture, and Antitourism working-class districts of Moabit, Lichtenberg, and Wedding. A quintessential Berlin weekend into the surrounding greenery at Teupitz, Zeuthener Lake, and Saarow is outlined...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... rhetoric when he renders the passage: “During these days of hunger, the inhumanity of the Jewish upper class has clearly shown itself. The entire work of the Jewish Council is an evil perpetrated against the poor that cries to the very heaven. If there were a God in the world, he would have long ago...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 6–8.
Published: 01 August 2014
... capture. She taught me quite literally to love Rudolph Valentino, in particular his early desert films, because she showed me how to see these films, by understanding the working class and gender radical- ism that they conveyed. As a theorist, Miriam eschewed formalist abstraction. She had no use...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
...” (225). An essential part of the propaganda was the characterization of the rather pathetic Marinus van der Lubbe (a communist accused of setting the fire) as a homosexual prostitute serving the Nazis, a working-class communist turned into a hopelessly confused vagabond. Left antifascists hardly...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... was not a distant problem. Kracauer became a journalist partly because of his literary inclinations but also because he was unable to find work as an architect, the occupation for which he had trained. He had come not from privilege but from the lower end of the middle class, and financial reasons compelled...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
... iskusstvo (Soviet Art) on July 18, 1931, and accompanied by a good-sized reproduction of his montage exhort- ing working-class unity across race, comprising two clench-fi sted upraised arms, one white, the other black, which he prepared for the AIZ shortly after his arrival in Moscow.27...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . 1971 . History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics , translated by Livingstone Rodney . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Marinetti Filippo Tommaso . 2006 . Critical Writings , edited by Berghaus Günter , translated by Thompson Doug . New York : Farrar...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of the French Revolution drew together the ideals of the Enlighten- ment and Romanticism and held out, if fleetingly, the hope that “one could— out of the materials of one’s own particular mind and soul—literally create one’s own life.”17 Traditional constraints of class, wealth, and education osten...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 1–7.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to be, in a very moving way, was a genuine symposium, which, one definition tells us, is an academic event or a style of university class char- acterized by an openly discursive format, rather than a lecture and question- and-answer format. While he did not give a paper, Andreas was very much involved...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): iii–xiv.
Published: 01 November 2020
... classes in how to think. His students also remember him as an extraordinary raconteur whose encounters with protest movements and the secret police provided them with insights that went well beyond the written page. As one of his colleagues at Cornell put it in a tribute, the trouble with David is that he...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... In classical Greece, torture was a common practice for the correction of slaves yet was considered an abomina- ble crime if inflicted on a free man. As Pierre Vidal-Naquet contends, the use of torture in this period results from the commonly held view that one man or one class of society could claim...