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Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society in Modern Germany

By Jurgen Kocka, Volker R. Berghahn (Introduction by)

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Format: Hardback, 288 pages
Other Information: bibliography, index
Published In: United States, 01 May 1999
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Written by a German historian devoted to the integration of the social and economic history of Europe du ring industrialisation, this collection of essays shows his effort to develop new analytical tools for understanding mod ern industrial societies. '

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction by Volker R. Berghahn Chapter 1. From Manufacture to the Factory: Technology amd Workplace Relations at Siemens,1847-1873 Chapter 2. Family and Bureaucracy in German Industrial Management, 1850-1914: Siemens in Comparative Perspective Chapter 3. Siemens and the Preventable Rise of AEG Chapter 4. Entrepreneurship in a Late-Comer Country: the German Case Chapter 5. The Entrepreneur, the Family, and Capitalism Chapter 6. German Industrial Entrepreneurs at the End of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Centuries Chapter 7. Big Business and the Rise of Managerial Capitalism in the late 19th and the early 20th Centuries Chapter 8. New Energies in the 19th Century: Toward a Social History of the Electricity Business Chapter 9. Authoritarian State and Burgerlichkeit. Toward a History of the German Burgertum in the 19th Century Chapter 10. The Middle Classes in Europe Chapter 11. The Difficult Rise of a Civil Society: Societal History of Modern Germany Bibliography Index

About the Author

Jurgen Kocka holds the chair for the History of the Industrial World at the Free University Berlin and is a permanent Fellow of the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the Academia Europaea Cambridge and of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. In 1992 he received the Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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"For students ... this is a good introduction ... The assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." * Enterprise & Society "This fine volume brings together essays by one of the leading modern German historians, essays that give the reader an impressive overview of his work from three decades and introduce new generations of students to central questions of modern German social history." * Central European History "... a tour de force of societal history, reminding one both of how many insights Kocka has generated through application of Weberian analytical tools." * H-Net Reviews (H-W-Civ) "... a good introduction ... the assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." * Enterprise & Society "... a seminal, critically important, uniquely informative contribution to the study of German history, business, entrepreneurship, and the working class." * The Midwest Book Review

EAN: 9781571811585
ISBN: 1571811583
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Age Range: 15+ years
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