Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity

--Monatshefte In this challenging study of a complex period, Barnouw investigates the works of seven representative figures of the Weimar republic: Walter Rahtenau, Robert Musil, Thomas Mann, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Jünger, Hermann Broch, ...

Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity

. . . the range, power, and archival resourcefulness of Barnouw's book will make it impossible for anyone working in the field to ignore this powerful and disturbing historical meditation on the societal function and responsibility of the intellecutual. --The German Quarterly . . . a work of real value for patient readers. --American Journal of Sociology . . . a forceful and compelling thesis that challenges our understanding of several seminal figures writing during the first half of the century. --Monatshefte In this challenging study of a complex period, Barnouw investigates the works of seven representative figures of the Weimar republic: Walter Rahtenau, Robert Musil, Thomas Mann, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Jünger, Hermann Broch, and Alfred Döblin.

Naipaul s Strangers

" In this book, Dagmar Barnouw explores the sophisticated strategies and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his enterprise of learning about and documenting the enduring strangeness of this world.

Naipaul s Strangers

From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V. S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond Belief) and his works that combine actual and fictional histories and memories (Finding the Center, The Enigma of Arrival, and A Way in the World) that best exhibit a growing awareness of the complexities of cultural difference—and the incompleteness and uncertainty of understanding "strangers." In this book, Dagmar Barnouw explores the sophisticated strategies and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his enterprise of learning about and documenting the enduring strangeness of this world.

Germany 1945

In fact, argues Dagmar Barnouw, the photographs from this period tell a more complex story and hold many clues for a better understanding of the recent German past.

Germany 1945

A photo essay on different perspectives of war-torn Germany in Allied and German photography and reportage

The War in the Empty Air

The legacy of war, guilt, and memory in German life and its political uses in the U.S.

The War in the Empty Air

The legacy of war, guilt, and memory in German life and its political uses in the U.S.

Die Resonanz des Exils

13See my " ' That Certain Grey Veil of West German Boredom , " " epilogue to Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity ( Bloomington , Indiana : Indiana University Press , 1988 ) . 14See my “ Tempted by Distance : Intellectuals ...

Die Resonanz des Exils


Women and Modernity in Weimar Germany

Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity . Bloomington , 1988 . Bea , August . “ Antisemitismus , Rassentheorie und Altes Testament . ” Stimmen der Zeit 100 ( 1921 ) : 171-83 . Beier , Rosmarie .

Women and Modernity in Weimar Germany

Among the many works written about Weimar culture early examinations generally ignored the consuming public. In those few instances when the public was considered, it was perceived as a passive, unified entity. It is only recently and thanks to feminist and cultural theory that the concept of a monolithic audience or reading public was dismantled and that categories such as gender have been recognised as crucial to an analysis of the culture industry. This book focuses on the popular fiction of Weimar Germany and explores the relationship between women, the texts they read, and the society in which they live, not only in the fiction but also in the reality that shaped its fictional representations.

Frauen Fragen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur seit 1945

In contrast to many of her German - Jewish intellectual contemporaries , she understood the implications of the ... Jewish intellectuals at the end of the Weimar period : see my " Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity ” ...

Frauen Fragen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur seit 1945

Jelinek, Elfriede; Dudens, Anna; Wolter, Christine; Haushofer, Marlen; Arendt, Hannah; Schütz, Helga.

Weimar Thought

... Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988), 126; David C. Durst, Weimar Modernism: Philosophy, Politics, and Culture in Germany, 1918–1933 (Oxford: Lexington Books, 2004), 204.

Weimar Thought

During its short lifespan, the Weimar Republic (1918-33) witnessed an unprecedented flowering of achievements in many areas, including psychology, political theory, physics, philosophy, literary and cultural criticism, and the arts. Leading intellectuals, scholars, and critics--such as Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and Martin Heidegger--emerged during this time to become the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. Even today, the Weimar era remains a vital resource for new intellectual movements. In this incomparable collection, Weimar Thought presents both the specialist and the general reader a comprehensive guide and unified portrait of the most important innovators, themes, and trends of this fascinating period. The book is divided into four thematic sections: law, politics, and society; philosophy, theology, and science; aesthetics, literature, and film; and general cultural and social themes of the Weimar period. The volume brings together established and emerging scholars from a remarkable array of fields, and each individual essay serves as an overview for a particular discipline while offering distinctive critical engagement with relevant problems and debates. Whether used as an introductory companion or advanced scholarly resource, Weimar Thought provides insight into the rich developments behind the intellectual foundations of modernity.

Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity

Making Sense of Modernity: Film and the Crisis of Liberalism in the Weimar Republic, PhD dissertation, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 2006, 181–200. ———. ... Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity.

Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity

In reading popular films of the Weimar Republic as candid commentaries on Jewish acculturation, Ofer Ashkenzi provides an alternative context for a re-evaluation of the infamous 'German-Jewish symbiosis' before the rise of Nazism, as well as a new framework for the understanding of the German 'national' film in the years leading to Hitler's regime.

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

Intellectuals and the ideologies of the Age Bance , Alan , ed . Weimar Germany : Writers and Politics . Edinburgh : Scottish Academic Press , 1982 . Barnouw , Dagmar . Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity .

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

A laboratory for competing visions of modernity, the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) continues to haunt the imagination of the twentieth century. Its political and cultural lessons retain uncanny relevance for all who seek to understand the tensions and possibilities of our age. The Weimar Republic Sourcebook represents the most comprehensive documentation of Weimar culture, history, and politics assembled in any language. It invites a wide community of readers to discover the richness and complexity of the turbulent years in Germany before Hitler's rise to power. Drawing from such primary sources as magazines, newspapers, manifestoes, and official documents (many unknown even to specialists and most never before available in English), this book challenges the traditional boundaries between politics, culture, and social life. Its thirty chapters explore Germany's complex relationship to democracy, ideologies of "reactionary modernism," the rise of the "New Woman," Bauhaus architecture, the impact of mass media, the literary life, the tradition of cabaret and urban entertainment, and the situation of Jews, intellectuals, and workers before and during the emergence of fascism. While devoting much attention to the Republic's varied artistic and intellectual achievements (the Frankfurt School, political theater, twelve-tone music, cultural criticism, photomontage, and urban planning), the book is unique for its inclusion of many lesser-known materials on popular culture, consumerism, body culture, drugs, criminality, and sexuality; it also contains a timetable of major political events, an extensive bibliography, and capsule biographies. This will be a major resource and reference work for students and scholars in history; art; architecture; literature; social and political thought; and cultural, film, German, and women's studies.

Alfred D blin

Paradigms of Modernism Steffan Davies, Ernest Schonfield. many: “In both cases, ... Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1988), p. 265. 31 Ibid., p. 266.

Alfred D  blin

Alfred Doblin is one of the most important twentieth-century German writers. This volume reassesses the uniquely interdisciplinary quality of his texts, which are paradigms of the encounter between literary and scientific modernity. It analyses Doblin s best-known literary works as well as his medical essays, political journalism and autobiographical texts, and it situates him in relation to other writers such as Heine, Benn, Brecht and Sebald. Wide-ranging and with contributions in English and German, this is a valuable study for students and advanced researchers alike. "

Musil Forum

... voller Erinnerung , unsystematisch und erstaunlich : die apokatastasis panton . Siegmund Geisler , Wilhelmshaven DAGMAR BARNOUW : Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity . Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University ...

Musil Forum


Modern Germany Reconsidered

A somewhat more problematic analysis of this problem is to be found in D. Barnouw, Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity (Bloomington, Ind, 1988). For further information, see Laqueur, Weimar, pp. 78–109.

Modern Germany Reconsidered

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Intellectual Appropriation of Technology

Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity . Indiana University Press . Baum , Richard . 1977. “ Diabolus ex machina : Technological development and change in Chinese industry . " In Technology and Communist Culture , ed .

The Intellectual Appropriation of Technology

This book examines the broad range of social and intellectualresponses to technology in the first four decades of this century, andsuggests that these responses set the terms that continue to governcontemporary debates. Starting around 1900, technology became a lively subject for debate among intellectuals, writers, and other opinion leaders. The expansion of the machine into ever more areas of social and economic life had led to a need to interpret its meanings in a more comprehensive way than in the past. World War I and its aftermath shifted the terms of this ongoing debate by underlining both the potential dangers of technology and its centrality to modern life. This book examines the broad range of social and intellectual responses to technology in the first four decades of this century, and suggests that these responses set the terms that continue to govern contemporary debates. Focusing on the broader contexts within which intellectual positions are formed, the book highlights the ways in which attitudes toward technology were shaped in a wide variety of national and organizational settings. A common theme is that, in debating technology, people drew on their distinctive national symbols and cultural traditions. By emphasizing the interplay between debates on technology and the making of modernity, the book challenges standard historical accounts of the early twentieth century. Contributors Ketil G. Andersen, Aant Elzinga, Tor Halvorsen, Mikael Hård, Kjetil Jakobsen, Andrew Jamison, Catharina Landström, Conny Mithander, Sissel Myklebust, Dick van Lente, Peter Wagner

Visible Spaces

The result is an insightful study of Arendt's thought in its complex historical context.

Visible Spaces

The result is an insightful study of Arendt's thought in its complex historical context.

D blins Berlin Alexanderplatz bersetzt

Barnouw , Dagmar : Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity , Bloomington / Indianapolis 1988 . Bassnett - McGuire , Susan : Translation Studies , London 1991 ( revised edition ) . Bayerdörfer , Hans - Peter : Der Wissende und ...

D  blins  Berlin Alexanderplatz    bersetzt

Zusammenfassung in engl.

Guardian of Dialogue

Peter Gay , Weimar Culture : The Outsider as Insider ( New York and Evanston : Harper & Row , 1968 ) , 9-14 , 105 ; Dagmar Barnouw , Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity ( Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University ...

Guardian of Dialogue

This book shows how, on the basis of a phenomenological account of knowledge, values, and intersubjectivity, Max Scheler defends the objective structure of being and value and the distinctiveness of the Other against mechanistic attempts to deny them.

The Trauma of Defeat

Ricarda Huch's Historiography During the Weimar Republic James Martin Skidmore ... Barnouw's study Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity discusses predictably the lives and works of figures such as Robert Musil , Thomas Mann ...

The Trauma of Defeat

This is the first book-length study to consider Ricarda Huch's historical-political thought and assess Huch's place within the lively historiographical discourses of the 1920s. One of the most famous writers of her day, Huch (1864-1947) was known for her poetry, fiction, and histories of German Romanticism and the Thirty Years' War. Like many of her generation Huch was shaken by Germany's defeat in the First World War, and this shock motivated her to use her historiography to address Germany's post-war situation. Convinced that the German nation possessed an identity best expressed by the ideals of Romanticism, Huch attributed Germany's decline to the westernization of German political culture; absolutism and centralization had replaced the theoretical perfection of the decentralized early Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Her Weimar histories of medieval and nineteenth-century Germany urged a defeated and traumatized nation to return to a path that had been abandoned during the Wilhelmine Empire. Topics explored include Huch's use of Nietzschean monumentalism, a comparison with popular historians of the period (e.g. E. Kantorowicz), the echoes of her political thought in her poetry and fiction, and her complex relationship to German nationalism.

On Heidegger s Nazism and Philosophy

See Dagmar Barnouw , Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity ( Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press , 1988 ) , p . 18. For a good survey of the attitude of German intellectuals toward the Weimar Republic ...

On Heidegger s Nazism and Philosophy

That Martin Heidegger supported National Socialism has long been common knowledge. Yet the relation between his philosophy and political commitments remains highly contentious and recently has erupted into a vociferous debate. Boldly refuting arguments that the philosopher's political stance was accidental or adopted under coercion, Rockmore argues that Heidegger's philosophical thought and his Nazism are inseparably intertwined, that he turned to National Socialism on the basis of his philosophy, and that his later evolution is largely determined by his continuing concern with Nazism. After developing a framework that clearly outlines the interrelation of Nazism and Heidegger's philosophy, Rockmore analyzes the famous rectoral address the philosopher delivered in 1933 upon becoming rector of the University of Freiburg. In that speech Heidegger sought to ground politics in philosophy. Rockmore examines the inseparable relation of politics and philosophy in Heidegger's Being and Time, the recently published Contributions to Philosophy (written from 1936 to 1938), and the interpretations of Hlderlin, Nietzsche, and technology. In his conclusion Rockmore considers the ongoing discussion of Heidegger's thought and Nazism in France. Combining extensive documentation of the Heidegger controversy with philosophical and historical analysis, this book raises profound questions about the social and political responsibility of philosophy. That Martin Heidegger supported National Socialism has long been common knowledge. Yet the relation between his philosophy and political commitments remains highly contentious and recently has erupted into a vociferous debate. Boldly refuting arguments that the philosopher's political stance was accidental or adopted under coercion, Rockmore argues that Heidegger's philosophical thought and his Nazism are inseparably intertwined, that he turned to National Socialism on the basis of his philosophy, and that his later evolution is largely determined by his continuing concern with Nazism. After developing a framework that clearly outlines the interrelation of Nazism and Heidegger's philosophy, Rockmore analyzes the famous rectoral address the philosopher delivered in 1933 upon becoming rector of the University of Freiburg. In that speech Heidegger sought to ground politics in philosophy. Rockmore examines the inseparable relation of politics and philosophy in Heidegger's Being and Time, the recently published Contributions to Philosophy (written from 1936 to 1938), and the interpretations of Hlderlin, Nietzsche, and technology. In his conclusion Rockmore considers the ongoing discussion of Heidegger's thought and Nazism in France. Combining extensive documentation of the Heidegger controversy with philosophical and historical analysis, this book raises profound questions about the social and political responsibility of philosophy.

The A to Z of Existentialism

Weimar Intellectuals and the Threat of Modernity. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988. Beevor, Antony, and Artemis Cooper. Paris after the Liberation: 1944—1949. London: Penguin, 1994. Boschetti, Anna. The Intellectual ...

The A to Z of Existentialism

The A to Z of Existentialism explains the central claims of existentialist philosophy and the contexts in which it developed into one of the most influential intellectual trends of the 20th century. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries offering clear, accessible accounts of the life and thought of major existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as thinkers influential to its development such as Wilhelm Dilthey, Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, and Max Scheler.