BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Wicke, “Helmut Kohl’s Quest for Normality: His Representation of the German Nation and Himself ” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley During his political career, Helmut Kohl used his own life story to promote a normalization of German nationalism and to overcome the stigma of the Nazi period. In the context of the cold war… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Kreutzmuller, “Final Sale in Berlin: The Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity, 1930-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Before the Nazis took power, Jewish business people in Berlin thrived alongside their non-Jewish neighbors. But Nazi racism changed that, gradually destroying Jewish businesses before murdering the Jews themselves. Reconstructing the fate of more… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michaela Schauble, “Narrating Victimhood: Gender, Religion and the Making of Place in Post-War Croatia” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susanna Schrafstetter and Alan. E. Steinweis, “The Germans and the Holocaust: Popular Responses to the Persecution and Murder of the Jews ” (Berghahn Books, 2016(
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For decades, historians have debated how and to what extent the Holocaust penetrated the German national consciousness between 1933 and 1945. How much did “ordinary” Germans know about the subjugation and mass murder of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jared Poley, “The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, arguing that greed… Read More
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