Cities, Sin, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany

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University of Michigan Press, 2002 - 432 strán (strany)
Cities, Sin, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany breaks new ground in the history of social thought and action in Imperial Germany, focusing on socially liberal efforts to counteract perceived problems in the area of moral behavior.
Thematically and methodologically wide-ranging and innovative, this volume considers a broad spectrum of responses not only to the supposed breakdown of social cohesion but also to specific forms of deviant behavior. It draws on large numbers of writings from the period by clergymen, jurists, medical doctors, educators, social workers, and others. This literature illuminates the histories not only of urbanization and cities but also of sexuality and Christianity, crime and criminology, leisure and education, youth and women, charity and social work, and the welfare state as well as local government.
Focusing on positive instead of escapist responses to the challenges that inhered in urban society, this work can be read as part of an ongoing reassessment of the German Empire that points away from the idea that Germans were traveling an antimodernist Sonderweg, or special path, that led inevitably to National Socialism and the Third Reich. Although intended primarily for scholars and students of modern Germany, this book should speak to a variety of readers, among them anyone who cares about the history of cities, deviant behavior, or social reform.
Andrew Lees is Professor of History, Rutgers University.
 

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Antiurbanism and Urban Reformism 23 3303
23
Civic Pride and the Urban Ethos
49
Attacks against Immorality 133335
75
From Moralizing to the Milieu in Thinking about Crime
155
Viktor Böhmert a Workers Friend
191
Johannes Tews Schooling and Adult Education
223
Walther Classen Settlements and Youth Work
255
Alice Salomon Women and Social Work
287
Centers for Workers Welfare and the Peoples Welfare
321
The Record of Governmental Intervention
355
Conclusions
391
Bibliography
409
Index
421
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Andrew Lees is Professor and Department Chair of History at Rutgers University. Lees specializes in Germany, Britain, and European intellectual and cultural history. His other books include Revolution and Reflection: Intellectual Change in Germany during the 1850s and Cities Perceived: Urban Society in European and American Thought, 1820-1840.

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