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作者 Agocs, Andreas, author
書名 Antifascist humanism and the politics of cultural renewal in Germany / Andreas Agocs, University of the Pacific, California
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
©2017
國際標準書號 9781107085435 (hbk)
1107085438 (hbk)
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 人文社會聯圖  DD256.7 .A35 2017    在架上    30600020119310
說明 xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-199) and index
Introduction: Antifascist humanism and the dual legacies of Weimar -- Part I. Defending the "Other Germany" -- The humanist front : antifascism and culture wars, 1934-9 -- "Otra Alemanias" : antifascist humanism in the diaspora, 1939-44 -- The "other Germany" from below : antifascist committees and national renewal in 1945 -- Part II. Contesting "Other Germanies" -- Antifascism as renewal and restoration : the Cultural League for the Democratic Renewal of Germany, 1945-6 -- Humanism with a socialist face : Sovietization and "ideological coordination" of the Kulturbund, 1946-7 -- The limits of humanism : cultural renewal and the outbreak of the Cold War, 1947-8 -- Mass organization and memory : antifascist humanism in divided Germany, 1948 and beyond -- Conclusion: From the Saar to Salamis
"Antifascism is usually described as either a political ideology of activists and intellectuals confronting the dictatorships of Hitler and Mussolini, or as a cynical tool that justified the Stalinist expansion of communism in Europe. Andreas Agocs widens our understanding of antifascism by placing it in the context of twentieth-century movements of 'cultural renewal'. He explores the concept of 'antifascist humanism,' the attempt by communist and liberal intellectuals and artists to heal the divisions of Nazism by reviving the 'other Germany' of classical Weimar. This project took intellectual shape in German exile communities in Europe and Latin America during World War II and found its institutional embodiment in the Cultural League for Democratic Renewal in Soviet-occupied Berlin in 1945. During the emerging Cold War, antifascist humanism's uneasy blend of twentieth-century mass politics and cultural nationalism became the focal point of new divisions in occupied Germany and the early German Democratic Republic. This study traces German traditions of cultural renewal from their beginnings in antifascist activism to their failure in the emerging Cold War"--Provided by publisher
主題 Kulturbund zur Demokratischen Erneuerung Deutschlands -- History
Exiles -- Political activity -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Humanism -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Anti-fascist movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Exiles -- Political activity -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990
Germany -- Cultural policy
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