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German professions, 1800-1950 [electronic resource] /
edited by Geoffrey Cocks, Konrad H. Jarausch.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
description
viii, 340 p.
ISBN
0195055969 (Cloth)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
isbn
0195055969 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7372496
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1991-01:
Gathered here are 15 skillfully edited essays on the professions in Germany, ranging from law and medicine to social work and architecture. As these essays show, the professions in Germany in the 19th century stressed the importance of educational preparation and ethical responsibility while seeking status and autonomy. In this respect Germany resumbled the rest of western Europe. But in Germany, the professions had always looked to the state for assistance (somewhat paradoxically, given their claims to autonomy). By the early 20th century, the prospect of overcrowding and economic insecurity drove all the professionals of Germany to consider seeking protection from the state. In the end, the Nazis found many who believed them when they promised to safeguard the interests of the professions. The degradation that followed stands in sharpest contrast to the ideals of the earlier 19th-century leaders of the professions. Of special interest in this superb collection are the essays of Michael Geyer, on the German officer corps since 1806, and Geoffrey Cocks, on German pyschotherapists during the Nazi period. College, university, and public libraries. -S. Bailey, Knox College
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Review Quotes
"[An] excellent anthology....The volume makes an important contribution to the history and sociology of the professions, especially in its efforts to refine and to revise the theories of Larson."--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"[An] excellent anthology....The volume makes an important contribution tothe history and sociology of the professions, especially in its efforts torefine and to revise the theories of Larson."--Journal of InterdisciplinaryHistory
"[An] excellent anthology....The volume makes an important contribution to the history and sociology of the professions, especially in its efforts to refine and to revise the theories of Larson."--Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Essential reading for sociologists doing research on modern German society, as well as for students of the professions, especially those using a comparative and historical approach."--Contemporary Sociology "[A] superb collection."--Choice "Makes a major contribution to the increasingly popular field of professionalisation history."--Business History "Cocks and Jarausch have brought together some of the very best new scholarship on German professions."--Central European History
"[An] excellent anthology....The volume makes an important contribution to the history and sociology of the professions, especially in its efforts to refine and to revise the theories of Larson."-- Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Essential reading for sociologists doing research on modern German society, as well as for students of the professions, especially those using a comparative and historical approach."-- Contemporary Sociology "[A] superb collection."-- Choice "Makes a major contribution to the increasingly popular field of professionalisation history."-- Business History "Cocks and Jarausch have brought together some of the very best new scholarship on German professions."-- Central European History
"[A] superb collection."--Choice
"Cocks and Jarausch have brought together some of the very best new scholarship on German professions."--Central European History
"Cocks and Jarausch have brought together some of the very best newscholarship on German professions."--Central European History
"Essential reading for sociologists doing research on modern German society, as well as for students of the professions, especially those using a comparative and historical approach."--Contemporary Sociology
"Essential reading for sociologists doing research on modern Germansociety, as well as for students of the professions, especially those using acomparative and historical approach."--Contemporary Sociology
"Makes a major contribution to the increasingly popular field of professionalisation history."--Business History
"Makes a major contribution to the increasingly popular field ofprofessionalisation history."--Business History
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Summaries
Long Description
The role of the middle class in national development has always been of interest to historians concerned with the "peculiarities" of German history. Recently, the professional sector of the German middle class has come under historical scrutiny as part of a re-examination of those features of German society common to Western industrializing nations. This work provides comprehensive coverage of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany from the point of view of this new field. The contributors discuss the formation and development of such diverse professions as law, medicine, teaching, engineering, social work, and psychology, as well as the special cases of the bureaucracy and the military. They examine such questions as the role of the state in the creation and regulation of professions, the social and political role of various professional groups during the turbulent Weimar and Nazi periods, and the remarkable and troubling institutional continuity of certain professions through the Third Reich and into the postwar republics.
Long Description
This work provides comprehensive coverage of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany from the point of view of the history of professions. Sixteen historians from the United States, West Germany, and Great Britain examine professions ranging from law, medicine, and education to engineering, social work, and psychology as well as the special cases of the civil service and the military. They examine such questions as the role of the Prussian state in the creation and regulation of professions, the experience of women, the social and political role of the various professional groups during the turbulent Weimar and Nazi periods, and the remarkable institutional continuity of certain professions through the Third Reich and into the postwar era.
Main Description
The role of the middle class in national development has always been of interest to historians concerned with the "peculiarities" of German history. Recently, the professional sector of the German middle class has come under historical scrutiny as part of a re-examination of those features ofGerman society common to Western industrializing nations. This work provides comprehensive coverage of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany from the point of view of this new field. The contributors discuss the formation and development of such diverse professions as law, medicine, teaching,engineering, social work, and psychology, as well as the special cases of the bureaucracy and the military. They examine such questions as the role of the state in the creation and regulation of professions, the social and political role of various professional groups during the turbulent Weimarand Nazi periods, and the remarkable and troubling institutional continuity of certain professions through the Third Reich and into the postwar republics.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
The German Professions in History and Theoryp. 9
The Nineteenth Century
Specialists Against Specialization: Hellenism as Professional Ideology in German Classical Studiesp. 27
Public Office or Free Profession? German Attorneys in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesp. 46
The Making of the Modern Medical Profession, 1800-1914: Prussian Doctors in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 66
Volksschullehrerinnen: Bavarian Women Defining Themselves Through Their Professionp. 85
Engineers in Wilhelmian Germany: Professionalization, Deprofessionalization, and the Development of Nonacademic Technical Educationp. 104
Academic, Proletarian, ...Professional? Shaping Professionalization for German Industrial Chemists, 1887-1920p. 123
A Struggle for Existence: The Professionalization of German Architectsp. 143
The Twentieth Century
Profession as Vocation: The German Civil Servicep. 163
The Past as Future: The German Officer Corps as Professionp. 183
The Professionalization of Applied Economics: German Counterparts to Business Administrationp. 213
Femininity as a Vocation: Gender and Class Conflict in the Professionalization of German Social Workp. 232
Conflict Within the Legal Profession: Simultaneous Admission and the German Bar, 1903-1927p. 252
Women and the Professions in Germany, 1900-1945p. 270
Psychology in Twentieth-Century Germany: Science and Professionp. 289
The Professionalization of Psychotherapy in Germany, 1928-1949p. 308
Indexp. 329
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