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Title The Oxford handbook of postwar European history / edited by Dan Stone.
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 Floor2  D1051 .O94 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xxv, 767 pages : ill, map ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Series [Oxford handbooks]
Oxford handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART I : WHAT IS POSTWAR EUROPE? -- 1. Corporatism and the Social Democratic Moment : The Postwar Settlement, 1945-1973 / Geoff Eley -- 2. Interwar, War, Postwar : Was There a Zero Hour in 1945? / Richard Overy -- 3. East, West, and the Return of 'Central' : Borders Drawn and Redrawn / Catherine Lee and Robert Bideleux -- 4. Spectres of Europe : Europe's Past, Present and Future / Luiza Bialasiewicz -- 5. Europe and Its Others. Is There a European Identity? / Luisa Passerini -- PART II : PEOPLE -- 6. Ethnic Cleansing / Philipp Ther -- 7. Responding to 'Order Without Life'? Living under Communism / Dan Stone -- 8. The Spectre of Americanization : Western Europe in the American Century / Philipp Gassert -- 9. Immigration and Asylum : Challenges to European Identities and Citizenship / Stephen Castles -- 10. Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender : The Politics of Difference in a Global Era / Uli Linke -- 11. 1968 : Europe in Technicolour / Martin Klimke -- PART III : BLOCS, PARTIES, POLITICAL POWER -- 12. Making Postwar Communism / Mark Pittaway -- 13. Europe's Cold War / Jussi M. Hanhimäki -- 14. The Western European Welfare State beyond Christian and Social Democratic Ideology / Ido De Haan -- 15. The Truth about Friendship Treaties : Behind the Iron Curtain / Douglas Selvage -- PART IV : RE-CONSTRUCTION: STARTING AFRESH OR REBUILDING THE OLD? -- 16. A Continent Bristling with Arms : Continuity and Change in Western European Security Policies after the Second World War / Leopoldo Nuti -- 17. 'Les trente glorieuses' : From the Marshall Plan to the Oil Crisis / Nicholas Crafts and Gianni Toniolo -- 18. European Integration : The Rescue of the Nation State? / Robert Bideleux -- 19. A Restructured Economy : From the Oil Crisis to the Financial Crisis, 1973-2009 / Ivan T. Berend -- 20. Veblen Redivivus : Leisure and Excess in Europe / Rosemary Wakeman -- PART V : FEAR -- 21. 'Gentlemen, You are Mad!' : Mutual Assured Destruction and Cold War Culture / P.D. Smith -- 22. What Was National Stalinism? / Vladimir Tismaneanu -- 23. Colonial Fantasies Shattered / Martin Evans -- 24. After the Fear Was Over? What Came after Dictatorships in Spain, Greece, and Portugal / Helen Graham and Alejandro Quiroga -- 25. What Comes after Communism? / Michael Shafir -- 26. Brothers, Strangers and Enemies : Ethno-nationalism and the Demise of Communist Yugoslavia / Cathie Carmichael -- PART VI : CULTURE AND HISTORY -- 27. The Countryside : Towards a Theme Park? / Hugh D. Clout -- 28. Heritage and the Reconceptualization of the Postwar European City / G.J. Ashworth and Brian Graham -- 29. The Postcolonial Condition / Robert J.C. Young -- 30. Postwar Art, Architecture, and Design / Stefan Muthesius -- 31. Science and Technology in Postwar Europe / Andrew Jamison -- 32. Images of Europe, European Images : Postwar European Cinema and Television Culture / Ib Bondebjerg -- PART VII : COMING TO TERMS WITH THE WAR -- 33. Intellectuals and Nazism / Samuel Moyn -- 34. The Great Patriotic War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Collective Memory / Roger Markwick -- 35. Memory Wars in the 'New Europe' / Dan Stone.
Summary "The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past. As such, it is increasingly attracting the attentions of historians. Whilst the Cold War has long been a mainstay of political science and contemporary history, recent research approaches postwar Europe in many different ways, all of which are represented in the 35 chapters of this book. As well as diplomatic, political, institutional, economic, and social history, the The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History contains chapters which approach the past through the lenses of gender, espionage, art and architecture, technology, agriculture, heritage, postcolonialism, memory, and generational change, and shows how the history of postwar Europe can be enriched by looking to disciplines such as anthropology and philosophy. The Handbook covers all of Europe, with a notable focus on Eastern Europe. Including subjects as diverse as the meaning of 'Europe' and European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings, immigration, Americanization, welfare, leisure, decolonization, the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, and coming to terms with the Nazi past, the thirty five essays in this Handbook offer an unparalleled coverage of postwar European history that offers far more than the standard Cold War framework. Readers will find self-contained, state-of-the-art analyses of major subjects, each written by acknowledged experts, as well as stimulating and novel approaches to newer topics. Combining empirical rigour and adventurous conceptual analysis, this Handbook offers in one substantial volume a guide to the numerous ways in which historians are now rewriting the history of postwar Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Europe -- History -- 1945-
Europe -- Historiography.
Related Names Stone, Dan, 1971-
Alternate Title Postwar European history
ISBN 0199560986
OCLC number 773428580