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Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier

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Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany
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Consumption and violence
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radical protest in Cold-War West Germany
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Alexander Sedlmaier
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eng
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"Combining the tools of political, social, cultural, and intellectual history, Consumption and Violence : Radical Protest in Cold-War West Germany explores strategies of legitimization developed by advocates of militant resistance to certain manifestations of consumer capitalism. The book contributes to a more sober evaluation of West German protest movements, not just terrorism, as it refrains from emotional and moral judgments, but takes the protesters' approaches seriously, which, regarding consumer society, had a rational core. Political violence is not presented as the result of individual shortcomings, but emerges in relation to major societal changes, i.e., the unprecedented growth of consumption. This new perspective sheds important light on violence and radical protest in post-war Germany, as previous books have failed to examine to what extent these forms of resistance should be regarded as reactions to changing regimes of provision. Continuing the recently growing interest in the interdependence of countercultures and consumer society, the focus on violence gives the argument a unique twist, making the book thought-provoking and engaging"--
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non fiction
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Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier
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Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Department Stores : Political Protest in the Commercial Sphere -- Neo-Marxist Critiques of Affluent Society : "Need to Break the Rules" -- Consumer Society under Fire : The Militant Targeting of an Abstract Enemy -- Public Transport : Protest against Fare Increases -- The Media : The Anti-Springer Campaign -- Urban Space : The Squatting Movement -- Global Responsibilities : In Search of Consumer Morality and Solidarity
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780472120543
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computer
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rdamedia
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