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Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany
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Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Sadhana Naithani

Abstract

Can the study of folklore survive brutal wars and nationalized misappropriations? Does folklore make sense in an age of fearsome technology? These are two of several questions this book addresses with specific and profound reference to the history of folklore studies in Germany. There in the early nineteenth century in the ideological context of romantic nationalism, the works of the Brothers Grimm pioneered the discipline. The sublimation of folklore studies with the nation’s political history reached a peak in the 1930s under the Nazi regime. This book takes a full look at what happened to f ... More

Keywords: folklore, Germany, early nineteenth century, romantic nationalism, Brothers Grimm, political history, Nazi regime, World War II, Lutz Röhrich, amputee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039935
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039935.001.0001

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Sadhana Naithani, author

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