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Author Olick, Jeffrey K., 1964- author

Title The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method / Jeffrey K. Olick
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 517 pages) : illustrations
Series Chicago studies in practices of meaning
Chicago studies in practices of meaning.
Contents Introduction. Placing memory in Germany -- The sociology of collective memory -- Prologues: the origins of West German memory -- The reliable nation. Bonn is not Weimar -- Expiation and explanation -- Germany in the West -- The return of the repressed -- The reliable nation -- The moral nation. Seeds of change -- The grand coalition and the wider world -- Social-liberal guilt -- The moral nation -- The normal nation. West Germany's normal problems -- The new conservatism -- The politics of history -- Beyond Bitburg -- The normal nation -- Conclusions. Epilogues: Berlin is not Bonn -- History, memory, and temporality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-495) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Collective memory -- Germany (West) -- History.
Nationalism and collective memory -- Germany (West)
Guilt and culture -- Germany (West)
Germany (West) -- History.
Germany (West) -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226386522 (electronic bk.)
022638652X (electronic bk.)