The United States and Germany during the Twentieth Century. Competition and Convergence
Title: The United States and Germany during the Twentieth Century. Competition and Convergence
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010
The United States and Germany during the Twentieth Century presents a wide ranging comparison of American and German societies during the late 19th and 20th centuries. The two countries - the world’s leading "rising powers" of the time - were both more similar and more different than is widely understood. Above all, their dual encounter with modernity brings out the richness of both societies as they faced unprecedented internal and external challenges, sometimes in isolation, but more often in combination or in parallel with one another.
Table of Contents:
Contributors ix Acknowledgments xi 1 Modernities: Competition versus Convergence Christof Mauch and Kiran Klaus Patel 1 2 Empires: Might and Myopia Thomas Bender and Michael Geyer 13 3 Religion: Belief and Power Simone Lässig and Rainer Prätorius 32 4 Law: Constitutionalism and Culture Manfred Berg and Dieter Gosewinkel 52 5 Welfare: Entitlement and Exclusion Daniel Letwin and Gabriele Metzler 70 6 Immigration: Myth versus Struggles Tobias Brinkmann and Annemarie Sammartino 85 7 Masses: Mobilization versus Manipulation W. Fitzhugh Brundage and Konrad H. Jarausch 102 8 Market: Consumption and Commerce Heinz-Gerhard Haupt and Paul Nolte 121 9 Authority: Schools and Military Dirk Schumann and Judith Sealander 144 10 Gender: Equality and Differences Eileen Boris and Christiane Eifert 161 11 Environment: Conservation versus Exploitation Christof Mauch and Kiran Klaus Patel 180 12 Film and Television Edward Dimendberg and Anton Kaes 194 13 Education: Universities and Research Kathryn M. Olesko and Christoph Strupp 211 14 Media: Government versus Market Philipp Gassert and Christina von Hodenberg 227 Index 245