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The Resource Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich, Jeffrey Herf

Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich, Jeffrey Herf

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Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich
Title
Reactionary modernism
Title remainder
technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Herf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a unique application of critical theory to the study of the role of ideology in politics, Jeffrey Herf explores the paradox inherent in the German fascists' rejection of the rationalism of the Enlightenment while fully embracing modern technology. He documents evidence of a cultural tradition he calls 'reactionary modernism' found in the writings of German engineers and of the major intellectuals of the. Weimar right: Ernst Juenger, Oswald Spengler, Werner Sombart, Hans Freyer, Carl Schmitt, and Martin Heidegger. The book shows how German nationalism and later National Socialism created what Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, called the 'steel-like romanticism of the twentieth century'. By associating technology with the Germans, rather than the Jews, with beautiful form rather than the formlessness of the market, and with a strong state rather than a predominance of economic values and institutions, these right-wing intellectuals reconciled Germany's strength with its romantic soul and national identity
Cataloging source
MNO
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1947-
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Herf, Jeffrey
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD238
LC item number
.H45 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Germany
  • Historische sociologie
  • Weimar-republiek
  • Irrationalismus
  • Kulturkritik
  • Technik
  • Technischer Fortschritt
  • Deutschland
  • Allemagne
  • Weimar, République de
  • Deutschland
Label
Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich, Jeffrey Herf
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Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Brandeis University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-244) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox of reactionary modernism -- The conservative revolution in Weimar -- Oswald Spengler: bourgeois antinomies, reactionary reconciliations -- Ernst Jünger's magical realism -- Technology and three mandarin thinkers -- Werner Sombart: technology and the Jewish question -- Engineers as ideologues -- Reactionary modernism in the Third Reich
Control code
14902004
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780521338332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)14902004
Label
Reactionary modernism : technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich, Jeffrey Herf
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Brandeis University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox of reactionary modernism -- The conservative revolution in Weimar -- Oswald Spengler: bourgeois antinomies, reactionary reconciliations -- Ernst Jünger's magical realism -- Technology and three mandarin thinkers -- Werner Sombart: technology and the Jewish question -- Engineers as ideologues -- Reactionary modernism in the Third Reich
Control code
14902004
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780521338332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)14902004

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