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The Emotional Politics of the Alternative Left : West Germany, 1968-1984 / Joachim C. Haberlen.

Author/Creator:
Häberlen, Joachim C., author.
Publication:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series:
New studies in European history
New studies in European history
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm.
Subjects:
Germany (West) -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990 -- Psychological aspects.
Right and left (Political science) -- Germany (West)
Political culture -- Germany (West)
Capitalism -- Psychological aspects.
Social change -- Psychological aspects.
Counterculture -- Germany (West)
Alternative lifestyles -- Germany (West)
Germany (West) -- Social life and customs.
Emotions -- Political aspects -- Germany (West)
Alternative lifestyles.
Capitalism -- Psychological aspects.
Counterculture.
Emotions -- Political aspects.
Manners and customs.
Political culture.
Political psychology.
Right and left (Political science)
Social change -- Psychological aspects.
Germany (West)
History.
History.
European history.
Social & cultural history.
Social & political philosophy.
Summary:
"In the 1970s, a multifaceted alternative scene developed in West Germany. At the core of this leftist scene was a struggle for feelings in a capitalist world that seemed to be devoid of any emotions. Joachim C. Häberlen offers a vivid account of these emotional politics. The book discusses critiques of rationality and celebrations of insanity as an alternative. It explores why capitalism made people feel afraid and why modern cities made people feel lonely. Readers are taken to consciousness raising groups, nude swimming at alternative vacation camps, and into the squatted houses of the early 1980s. Häberlen draws on a kaleidoscope of different voices to explore how West Germans became more concerned with their selves, their feelings and their bodies. By investigating how leftists tried to transform themselves through emotional practices, Häberlen gives us a fresh perspective on a fascinating aspect of West German history"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Chapter 1: Wholeness and Exuberance
Chapter 2: Feelings Against Reason
Chapter 3: The Emotional Misery of Capitalism
Chapter 4: Searching for Intimacy
Chapter 5: Exuberance and Intensity .
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781108471749
1108471749
9781108458375
1108458378
9781108569460 (PDF ebook)
OCLC:
1030913312
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