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Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Around the turn of the twentieth century, Vienna and Berlin were centers of scientific knowledge, accompanied by a sense of triumphalism and confidence in progress. Yet they were also sites of fascination with urban decay, often focused on sexual and criminal deviants and the tales of violence surrounding them. Sensational media reports fed the prurient public’s hunger for stories from the criminal underworld: sadism, sexual murder, serial kill... more

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Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siècle (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siècle (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Scott Spector’s adventurous cultural history maps for the first time the "territories" carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. Spector explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which Franz Kafka and his contemporaries flourished, revealing previously unseen relationships between politics and culture. His incisive readings of a broad array of German writers feature the wor... more

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Modernism without Jews?: German-Jewish Subjects and Histories (German Jewish Cultures)

Modernism without Jews?: German-Jewish Subjects and Histories (German Jewish Cultures)

Nowhere else have Jews contributed so massively and consequentially to the general culture than in Germany. From Mendelssohn to Marx, from Freud to Einstein, Jewish contributions to secular German thought have been both wide-ranging in scope and profound in their impact. But how are these intellectual innovations contributions to European Jewish culture? How are they to be defined as Jewish? Scott Spector argues for a return to the actual subject... more

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After <i>The History of Sexuality</i>: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault (Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association)

After The History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault (Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association)

Michel Foucault's seminal The History of Sexuality (1976–1984) has since its publication provided a context for the emergence of critical historical studies of sexuality. This collection reassesses the state of the historiography on sexuality-a field in which the German case has been traditionally central. In many diverse ways, the Foucauldian intervention has governed the formation of questions in the field as well as the assumptions about h... more

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Modernism without Jews?: German-Jewish Subjects and Histories (German Jewish Cultures)

Modernism without Jews?: German-Jewish Subjects and Histories (German Jewish Cultures)

Nowhere else have Jews contributed so massively and consequentially to the general culture than in Germany. From Mendelssohn to Marx, from Freud to Einstein, Jewish contributions to secular German thought have been both wide-ranging in scope and profound in their impact. But how are these intellectual innovations contributions to European Jewish culture? How are they to be defined as Jewish? Scott Spector argues for a return to the actual subject... more

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Religion or Ethnicity?: Jewish Identities in Evolution

Religion or Ethnicity?: Jewish Identities in Evolution

Can someone be considered Jewish if he or she never goes to synagogue, doesn't keep kosher, and for whom the only connection to his or her ancestral past is attending an annual Passover seder? In Religion or Ethnicity? fifteen leading scholars trace the evolution of Jewish identity. The book examines Judaism from the Greco-Roman age, through medieval times, modern western and eastern Europe, to today. Jewish identity has been defined as an ethnic... more

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The Price of Peace

The Price of Peace

Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases―from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia―to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn so... more

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People True Crime Stories: Cases that Shocked America

People True Crime Stories: Cases that Shocked America

The evidence, suspects, trials, testimony and turning points of the most dramatic - or most curious - crimes of the past 30 years, as told by the writers and editors who covered the stories from the first gunshot to the final clank of the prison gate. Meet the rich cast of heroes and victims who make true-crime stories among "People's" most-read features year after year. Also included are: great photos, sections on oddball crimes and celebrity mu... more

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[(After the History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault)] [Author: Scott Spector] published on (August, 2012)

[(After the History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault)] [Author: Scott Spector] published on (August, 2012)

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[(Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin De Siecle)] [Author: Scott Spector] published on (August, 2002)

[(Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin De Siecle)] [Author: Scott Spector] published on (August, 2002)

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