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Title:The Private Life of the Nation: Christmas and the Invention of Modern Germany
Author(s):Perry, Joseph B.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Peter Fritzsche
Department / Program:History
Discipline:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History, European
Abstract:Historians of Germany have long recognized public ritual as tremendously important for the cultural construction of social communities and the dramatic display of power relationships, yet for the most part they have ignored domestic festivity, including Christmas, Germany's most popular holiday. This is the first full-length study that applies methodologies from symbolic anthropology, gender studies, and consumption theory, to a variety of archival, printed, and audiovisual sources, in order to analyze Christmas as a central site identity formation.
Issue Date:2001
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:399 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/84620
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3017181
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001


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