In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Combining the tools of political, social, cultural, and intellectual history, Consumption and Violence: Radical Protest in Cold-War West Germany explores strategies of legitimization developed by advocates of militant resistance to certain manifestations of consumer capitalism. The book contributes to a more sober evaluation of West German protest movements, not just terrorism, as it refrains from emotional and moral judgments, but takes the protesters’ approaches seriously, which, regarding consumer society, had a rational core. Political violence is not presented as the result of individual shortcomings, but emerges in relation to major societal changes, i.e., the unprecedented growth of consumption. This new perspective sheds important light on violence and radical protest in post-war Germany, as previous books have failed to examine to what extent these forms of resistance should be regarded as reactions to changing regimes of provision. Continuing the recently growing interest in the interdependence of countercultures and consumer society, the focus on violence gives the argument a unique twist, making the book thought-provoking and engaging.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Cover Page
  2. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Title page, Series page, Copyright
  2. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Series Page
  2. pp. i-ii
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 1. Department Stores: Political Protest in the Commercial Sphere
  2. pp. 25-60
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 2. Neo-Marxist Critiques of Affluent Society: “Need to Break the Rules”
  2. pp. 61-94
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 3. Consumer Society under Fire: The Militant Targeting of an Abstract Enemy
  2. pp. 95-145
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 1 - Department Stores: Political Protest in the Commercial Sphere
  2. pp. 25-60
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 4. Public Transport: Protest against Fare Increases
  2. pp. 146-167
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2 - Neo-Marxist Critiques of Affluent Society: “Need to Break the Rules”
  2. pp. 61-94
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 5. The Media: The Anti-Springer Campaign
  2. pp. 168-204
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3 - Consumer Society under Fire: The Militant Targeting of an Abstract Enemy
  2. pp. 95-145
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 6. Urban Space: The Squatting Movement
  2. pp. 205-232
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4 - Public Transport: Protest against Fare Increases
  2. pp. 146-167
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. 7. Global Responsibilities: In Search of Consumer Morality and Solidarity
  2. pp. 233-280
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5 - The Media: The Anti-Springer Campaign
  2. pp. 168-204
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 281-294
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6 - Urban Space: The Squatting Movement
  2. pp. 205-232
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 295-320
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 7 - Global Responsibilities: In Search of Consumer Morality and Solidarity
  2. pp. 233-280
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 321-336
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 281-294
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 295-320
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 321-336
  3. open access
    • View HTML View Summary
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780472900947
Related ISBN(s)
9780472036059, 9780472119417, 9780472120543
MARC Record
OCLC
898476842
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

Purchase

Copyright

Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.