Modernity and Crises of Identity Culture and Society in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Innbundet / 1993 / Engelsk

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9780745609706
Publisert
1993
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Polity Press
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05, 06, UU, P, UP
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Engelsk
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380
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710 gr
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235 mm
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166 mm
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Modernity and Crises of Identity Culture and Society in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Innbundet / 1993 / Engelsk
This remarkable and engaging book examines the intellectual and cultural life of turn--of--the--century Vienna, one of the most important centres of creativity in Europe. Le Rider uses the notion of identity to bring together diverse aspects of the Viennese fin de siecle in a new and illuminating way. Focusing on the work of Weininger, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Gross and Beer--Hofmann, he examines the various intellectual and artistic crises of identity at the heart of Viennese society. He argues that Viennese thinkers articulated at least three different crises of identity: they unseated the concept of personhood; they redistributed gender roles; and they reassessed supposed differences between Jews and non--Jews. Le Rider goes beyond literary history to survey the mentalities, imaginative experiences and structures of feeling which are peculiar to turn of the century Vienna, arguing that Austrians lacked the images of heroic virility on offer in Germany. Viennese intellectuals saw themselves as threatened by loss of identity in a chaotic world where masculine authority was being challenged, liberal political values overthrown, and aesthetic values subverted. In these and other respects, the culture of fin--de--siecle Vienna prefigured later developments which we have now come to describe under the term a postmodernisma .
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This remarkable and engaging book examines the intellectual and cultural life of turn--of--the--century Vienna, one of the most important centres of creativity in Europe. Le Rider uses the notion of identity to bring together diverse aspects of the Viennese fin de siecle in a new and illuminating way.
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Introduction. Part I: Destruction and Reconstruction of Identity. . 1. Reflections on Viennese Modernity. 2. Individualism, Solitude and Identity Crisis. 3. The Mystic and the Genius. 4. Narcissus. Part II: Crises of Masculine Identity. 5. Weininger, Schreber, Hofmannsthal. 6. The Feminine at Work in (Post)Modernity. 7. Law of the Father, Law of the Mother, and Otto Gross. 8. Electra, Antigone and Ariadne. Part III: Masculine--Feminine--Jew. 9. A Triangle of the Times. 10. The Assimilated Jews of Vienna. 11. Sigmund Freud and Theodor Herzl, I: in the a New Ghettoa . 12. Sigmund Freud and Theodor Herzl, II: Two Modern Moses. 13. Karl Kraus: Desperately Seeking a Jewish Identity. 14. The a Cultural Zionisma of Richard Beer--Hofmann Conclusion:. The (Post)Modern Indeterminacy of Identity. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index.
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a A masterpiece of erudition and imagination, Le Ridera s magnum opus is now the work of choice for anyone interested in turn--of--the--century thought.a American Historical Review a It is impossible to convey in a few words the richness of this book.a Modern Language Review a Elegant, challenging and perceptive.a Times Literary Supplement
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ISBN13
9780745609706
Publisert
1993
Utgiver
Vendor
Polity Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, P, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
380
Vekt
710 gr
Høyde
235 mm
Bredde
166 mm
Tykkelse
27 mm
Se alle
Forfatter