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The Resource Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier, (electronic resource)

Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier, (electronic resource)

Label
Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany
Title
Consumption and violence
Title remainder
radical protest in Cold-War West Germany
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Sedlmaier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedlmaier, Alexander
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political violence
  • Protest movements
  • Radicalism
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Capitalism
  • Social change
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
Label
Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ssj0001454974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (335 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472119417
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014016055
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001454974
Label
Consumption and violence : radical protest in Cold-War West Germany, Alexander Sedlmaier, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ssj0001454974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (335 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472119417
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014016055
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001454974

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