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The Resource The emancipation of writing : German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s, Ian F. McNeely

The emancipation of writing : German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s, Ian F. McNeely

Label
The emancipation of writing : German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s
Title
The emancipation of writing
Title remainder
German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s
Statement of responsibility
Ian F. McNeely
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The emancipation of writing is the first study of writing in its connection to bureaucracy, citizenship, and the state in Germany. Stitching together micro- and macro-level analysis, it reconstructs the vibrant, textually saturated civic culture of the German southwest in the aftermath of the French Revolution and Napoleon's invasions. Ian F. McNeely reveals that Germany's notoriously oppressive bureaucracy, when viewed through the writing practices that were its lifeblood, could also function as a site of citizenship. Citizens, acting under the mediation of powerful local scribes, practiced their freedoms in written engagements with the state. Their communications laid the basis for civil society, showing how social networks commonly associated with the free market, the free press, and the voluntary association could also take root in powerful state institutions. This book treats the full array of handwritten and printed texts - from marriage contracts to local petitions to state-subsidized information media - that attended citizens' encounters with the state during Germany's transition to modernity. Engaging current debates in cultural history, historical sociology, and social and political theory, it fundamentally reassesses the relation between state and citizen in one of the world's most administrative societies."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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McNeely, Ian F.
Dewey number
300/.943/09033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN3221
LC item number
.M37 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on the history of society and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bureaucracy
  • Written communication
  • Civil society
Label
The emancipation of writing : German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s, Ian F. McNeely
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Constitutional Fetishism
  • Pt. II.
  • Inscribing a Space of Freedom.
  • 5.
  • Transcending "Textual Serfdom"
  • 6.
  • Reading, Writing, and Reform.
  • 7.
  • Cataloging the Social World.
  • Pt. I.
  • 8.
  • The Intelligence Gazettes
  • Official Power and the Paper Trail.
  • 1.
  • The Civic Landscape.
  • 2.
  • The Tutelage of the Scribes.
  • 3.
  • The Black Forest Cahier.
Control code
49942879
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780520233300
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002002314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The emancipation of writing : German civil society in the making, 1790s-1820s, Ian F. McNeely
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Constitutional Fetishism
  • Pt. II.
  • Inscribing a Space of Freedom.
  • 5.
  • Transcending "Textual Serfdom"
  • 6.
  • Reading, Writing, and Reform.
  • 7.
  • Cataloging the Social World.
  • Pt. I.
  • 8.
  • The Intelligence Gazettes
  • Official Power and the Paper Trail.
  • 1.
  • The Civic Landscape.
  • 2.
  • The Tutelage of the Scribes.
  • 3.
  • The Black Forest Cahier.
Control code
49942879
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780520233300
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002002314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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