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Gerhard H. Weiss
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)

Continuation of New Beginning: An Analysis of Contemporary German Culture

To investigate major trends of contemporary German culture (1945 to the present), examining to what extent the German- speaking area after WW II has indeed developed a new culture and to what extent the cultural features differ in the four German speaking countries. Topics: 1) the citizen and the state, 2) the quest for the quality of life, 3) the "undigested" past and the concept of guilt, 4) self-image and the view of history, 5) regionalism vs. nationalism, 6) alienation or identification, 7) the concept of "Bildung" and education, 8) language as carrier of culture.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$48,183 (approved)
$48,183 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978