Rediscovering History

Rediscovering History : Culture, Politics, and the Psyche

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This book, offering the state-of-the-art in cultural/intellectual history today, examines some of the major problems and themes critical to the historical study of European culture. It explores the limits and capacities of historical consciousness in modernity and shares a concern with the ways in which cultural productions are connected to self and society.
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  • Hardback | 556 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 42.93mm | 1,179.34g
  • Palo Alto, United States
  • English
  • 0804723095
  • 9780804723091

Table of contents

Contributors; Introduction Michael S. Roth; Part I. Ideas, Institutions, Professions: 1. Psychopathologies of modern space: metropolitan fear from agoraphobia to estrangement Anthony Vidler; 2. Selective affinities: three generations of German intellectuals Harry Liebersohn; 3. The moral journey of the first Viennese psychoanalysts Louis Rose; 4. Psychoanalysis, sexual morality, and the clinical situation Peter Loewenberg; 5. Ideals and reality in the Austrian Universities, 1850-1914 Gary B. Cohen; 6. Freedon and death: Goethe's Faust and the Greek War of Independence William J. McGrath; 7. Experience without a subject: Walter Benjamin and the novel Martin Jay; Part II. Aesthetic Politics and Aesthetic Religion: 8. Weaving paintings: religious and social origins of Vincent van Gogh's pictorial labor Debora Silverman; 9. From princely collection to public museums: toward a history of the German art museum James J. Sheehan; 10. Musical historicism and the transcendental foundation of commuity: Medelssohn's Lobgesang and the 'Christian-German' cultural politics of Frederick William IV John Toews; 11. Broken vessels: aestheticism and modernity in henry James and Walter Benjamin Michael P. Steinberg; 12. 'Girls and crisis': the political aesthetics of the kickline in Weimar Berlin Peter Jalavich; Part III. Constructing the Self: 13. Gross David with the swoln cheek: an essay on self-portraiture T. J. Clark; 14. Facing the patriarch in early Davidian painting Thomas Crow; 15. Saying 'I': Victor Cousin, Caroline Angebert, and the politics of selfhood in nineteenth-century France Jan Goldstein; 16. Freud's use and abuse of the past Michael S. Roth; 17. The subjectivity of structure: individuality and its contradiciton in Levi-Strauss Jerrold Seigel; Part IV. Narrative, History, Temporality: 18. A reflecting story Pierre Bourdieu; 19. Fiction as historical evidence: a dialogue in Paris, 1646 Carlo Ginzburg; 20. The ephemeral and the eternal: reflections on history Patrizia Lombardo; 21. Cultural history and crisis: Burckhardt's Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy Lionel Gossman; Publications of Carel E. Schorske; Notes; Index.
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