Eiden-Offe, Patrick; Blome, Eva; Weinberg, Manfred:

Klassen-Bildung : ein Problemaufriss

In: Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, Jg. 35 (2010) ; Nr. 2, S. 158-194
ISSN: 0340-4528
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften; Germanistik; Geschichte; Soziologie, Sozialwissenschaften
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Abstract:
The article aims at a revision of the term "class" and its theoretical history that is informed both by cultural theory and literay concepts. The new understanding of "class" is connected to the German idea of "Bildung". The literary historical relevance of the resulting offspring "Klassen-Bildung" is then applied to the genres of the German "Bildungsroman" and autobiography. Finally, we take a look at recent developements in social history that disclose a strong convergence towards our research initiative.