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Title:Negotiating Modernity: Cultural Reform in 1920s Hungary
Author(s):Herzog, Stephen Michael
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hitchins, Keith
Department / Program:History
Discipline:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History, European
Abstract:Because other central and eastern European societies have exhibited similar programs and similar debates between "Westernizers" and "nativists," my dissertation provides an important comparative perspective. Viewing central and eastern European history as a process of negotiating the contradictory desires in approaching modernity provides a new, more complex explanation for the polarization of the region's societies, their political instability and their infamous manifestations of authoritarianism, illiberality, ethnic conflict and anti-Semitism. No longer viewed as aberrations arising from an inadequate understanding of modernity, such manifestations can be seen, to the contrary, as the direct outcome of ever-more intensive, deliberate and conscious efforts to establish a relationship with the spirit of the moment.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:304 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/84642
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086080
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003


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