Weimar Culture Revisited

Weimar culture has often been portrayed quite one-dimensionally as a ‘dance on the volcano’, a surge of avant-garde, high art before the backdrop of political and economic crisis. The contributors to the new publication Weimar Culture Revisited (ed. by John A. Williams) take a different apporach:

‘Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic shift in the research on culture in general away from the strict focus on high arts and literature to everyday popular culture. A younger generation of scholars now takes the broad view of culture as not merely the work of elite artists and intellectuals, but as constructed in everyday practice and thorough popular participation.’

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