Cultural Capital in Decline

Bernd Widdig

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222908
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924703 | DOI:
Cultural Capital in Decline

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This chapter examines the impact of the inflation on intellectuals and the cultural capital of Germany. It discusses the analysis of the erosion of the statuses of writer, artist, professor, and scholar. It provides commentaries on Thomas Mann's novella Unordnung und frühes Leid and Alfred Weber's influential speech at the 1922 convention of the Verein für Sozialpolitik titled Die Not der geistigen Arbeiter.

Keywords: inflation; intellectuals; cultural capital; Germany; Thomas Mann; Unordnung und frühes Leid; Alfred Weber; Die Not der geistigen Arbeiter

Chapter.  10838 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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