A Social History of Twentieth Century Europe

Author: Béla Tomka
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415628431
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Social History of Twentieth-Century Europe offers a systematic overview on major aspects of social life, including population, family and households, social inequalities and mobility, the welfare state, work, consumption and leisure, social cleavages in politics, urbanization as well as education, religion and culture. It also addresses major debates and diverging interpretations of historical and social research regarding the history of European societies in the past one hundred years. Organized in ten thematic chapters, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach, making use of the methods and results of not only history, but also sociology, demography, economics and political science. Béla Tomka presents both the diversity and the commonalities of European societies looking not just to Western European countries, but Eastern, Central and Southern European countries as well. A perfect introduction for all students of European history.

A Social and Economic History of Twentieth century Europe

Author: Gerold Ambrosius
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674813403
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive single-volume source of information on the social and economic transformations in Europe over the past hundred years, fills a critical gap in our knowledge. It examinations population trends, social structures, and economic structures, and offers an integrative overview of changes in both the organization of the economy and the role of the state in economic management.

Twentieth Century Italy

Author: Jonathan Dunnage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317886917
Format: PDF
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Following a historically chronological approach, and with a clear focus on the marked regional diversity characterising Italy, this volume analyses the impact of social, economic, cultural and political transformation on the lives of Italians. It assesses their living standards, their health and education, their working conditions and their leisure activities. The final part of the book examines contemporary Italian society in the light of the political and moral crisis of the early 1990s.

A Social History of Western Europe 1880 1980

Author: Hartmut Kaelble
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780717117246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stealing a march on the E.E.C., Kaelbe (social history, Free U., Berlin) contends that European social integration is well advanced. He presents a European history, rather than a series of national histories, of such aspects of society as family, employment, business, class, and education. Translate

Generations in Twentieth Century Europe

Author: Stephen Lovell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230008915
Format: PDF, ePub
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The concept of generation is ubiquitous in common parlance and public discourse: it is used to explain family relationships, consumer preferences, political change, and much else besides. But how can generation be used by historians? Do generations really exist, or are they constructed and manipulated by social and cultural elites? In pursuit of answers to these questions, this book ranges from World War I to the baby boomers and from Spain to the Soviet Union.

Affluence and Authority

Author: John Benson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780340763674
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides a wide-ranging, well-informed, and accessible interpretation of British social history during a century of profound and unprecedented, economic, political, cultural, demographic and ideological upheaval.

Shadows of War

Author: Efrat Ben-Ze’ev
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484346
Format: PDF
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Silence lies between forgetting and remembering. This book explores how different societies have constructed silences to enable men and women to survive and make sense of the catastrophic consequences of armed conflict. Using a range of disciplinary approaches, it examines the silences that have followed violence in twentieth-century Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. These essays show that silence is a powerful language of remembrance and commemoration and a cultural practice with its own rules. This broad-ranging book discloses the universality of silence in the ways we think about war through examples ranging from the Spanish Civil War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Armenian Genocide and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bringing together scholarship on varied practices in different cultures, this book breaks new ground in the vast literature on memory, and opens up new avenues of reflection and research on the lingering aftermath of war.