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The Resource Kidnapped souls : national indifference and the battle for children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948, Tara Zahra

Kidnapped souls : national indifference and the battle for children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948, Tara Zahra

Label
Kidnapped souls : national indifference and the battle for children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948
Title
Kidnapped souls
Title remainder
national indifference and the battle for children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948
Statement of responsibility
Tara Zahra
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Throughout the nineteenth and into the early decades of the twentieth century, it was common for rural and working-class parents in the Czech-German borderlands to ensure that their children were bilingual by sending them to live with families who spoke the "other" language. As nationalism became a more potent force in Central Europe, however, such practices troubled pro-German and pro-Czech activists, who feared that the children born to their nation could literally be "lost" or "kidnapped" from the national community through such experiences and, more generally, by parents who were either flexible about national belonging or altogether indifferent to it. Highlighting this indifference to nationalism-and concerns about such apathy among nationalists, this book offers a surprising new perspective on Central European politics and society in the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on Austrian, Czech, and German archives, the author shows how nationalists in the Bohemian Lands worked to forge political cultures in which children belonged more rightfully to the national collective than to their parents. Through their educational and social activism to fix the boundaries of nation and family, the author finds, Czech and German nationalists reveal the set of beliefs they shared about children, family, democracy, minority rights, and the relationship between the individual and the collective. The author shows that by 1939 a vigorous tradition of Czech-German nationalist competition over children had created cultures that would shape the policies of the Nazi occupation and the Czech response to it. The book's concluding chapter weighs the prehistory and consequences of the postwar expulsion of German families from the Bohemian Lands. This book offers a contribution to our understanding of the genealogy of modern nationalism in Central Europe and a groundbreaking exploration of the ways in which children have been the objects of political contestation when national communities have sought to shape, or to reshape, their futures
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zahra, Tara
Dewey number
305.23094371/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HQ792.C89
LC item number
Z34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children and politics
  • Children
  • Nationalism
  • Germans
  • Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Children and politics
  • Children
  • Ethnic relations
  • Germans
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and government
  • Czech Republic
Label
Kidnapped souls : national indifference and the battle for children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948, Tara Zahra
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Czech schools for Czech children!" -- Teachers, orphans, and social workers -- Warfare, welfare, and the end of empire -- Reclaiming children for the nation -- Freudian nationalists and Heimat activists -- Borderland children and Volkstumsarbeit under Nazi rule -- Stay-at-home nationalism -- Reich-loyal Czech nationalism
Control code
732956584
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801461910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801461910
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s7d9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732956584
Label
Kidnapped souls : national indifference and the battle for children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948, Tara Zahra
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Czech schools for Czech children!" -- Teachers, orphans, and social workers -- Warfare, welfare, and the end of empire -- Reclaiming children for the nation -- Freudian nationalists and Heimat activists -- Borderland children and Volkstumsarbeit under Nazi rule -- Stay-at-home nationalism -- Reich-loyal Czech nationalism
Control code
732956584
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801461910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801461910
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s7d9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732956584

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