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    • Society in the First World War.
      Caroline Playne
      This volume contains four essays on anthropology and social psychology of the First World War:
      The Pre-War Mind in Britain (1928)
      Society at War, 1914-16 (1931)
      Britain Holds on, 1917, 1918 (1933)
      The Neuroses of the Nations (1925)

      During the Great War, Playne gathered a great mass of documents on the English social life and the general consensus to the war. Then this merged into the books collected here, where we find an astonishing pioneering cultural history of the war.

      Numero pagine 1612
      Formato: pdf + epub + mobi
      ISBN 9788897527428 Anno 2018
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    • Caroline Playne
      Carolyne Playne (1857-1948) fu una militante pacifista inglese. Nel corso della prima guerra mondiale raccolse una massa di osservazioni spregiudicate sul consenso alla guerra nella società inglese ed europea, che poi riversò in alcuni libri straordinariamente innovativi sulla storia culturale e la psicologia sociale della Grande Guerra.
      Carolyne Playne (1857-1948) was a militant English pacifist. During the First World War she gathered a mass of unprejudiced observations about the consensus to war in British and European society, which she then poured into an extraordinary pioneering work in cultural history and social psychology of the Great War.
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      Anno di nascita1857
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    • QUARTA DI COPERTINA
      This volume contains four essays by Caroline Playne on the anthropology and social psychology of the First World War:
      The Pre-War Mind in Britain (1928)
      Society at War, 1914–16 (1931)
      Britain Holds on, 1917, 1918 (1933)
      The Neuroses of the Nations (1925)
      During the Great War, by constant and solitary observation, Playne gathered a great mass of documents on the English social life and on the phenomenon of the general consensus to the war. These observations merged into the four books collected here, in which we find a pioneering cultural history of the war that is both astonishing and infinitely interesting. Playne told what she had seen because she witnessed it, but in a way that is anything but candid. She wrote with high analytic skill, knowing she belonged to the small minority who maintained mental lucidity and independent judgment while the world around them defended itself from ruin and mourning with the illusion that events had a need and a purpose.
      Playne described the English society she knew, but with the certainty that if she had lived everywhere, and especially in Germany, she would have seen things happen the same way. The Great War was the consequence of an anthropological mutation of mature industrial societies, which had little or nothing to do with national histories because it was a consequence of the loss of the sense of the institutions of our past, not of their memory. This was the assumption and certainty underlying all her work.
      European society had wanted, unanimously, to trigger a destructive event of immense proportions, feeling it as a justified end in itself, and had disguised the desire to do this with appearances of motivation, sometimes with declared irrationality, sometimes pretending to restore the violated rationality, but in any case lying to itself. Why? Playne did not know, but we know little more a hundred years later. We need to reconstruct in detail the mindset of the man of the time of the Great War: and Playne, in heroic solitude, has left us these four books full of testimonies, full of reality, and organized to help us to take a step towards solving the enigma of social consensus in the Great War.
    • INDICE DEL LIBRO
      Foreword: Caroline Playne, Pacifist and Social Anthropologist
      A Tetralogy on the First World War
      The Vision of the Problem of War
      Some Implicit Postulates
      Sources on Caroline Playne
      Note to the 2018 electronic edition
      PW - THE PRE-WAR MIND IN BRITAIN
      PW - Original title page
      PW - PREFACE
      PW - INTRODUCTION
      PW - Chapter I - A GENERATION IN A HURRY
      PW - Chapter II - PANICS AND THE PRESS
      PW - Chapter III - THE TEACHING OF MILITARISM
      PW - Chapter IV - THE EARLIER IMPERIALISM
      PW - Chapter V - THE LATER IMPERIALISM
      PW - Chapter VI - IMPERIALIST MOODS
      PW - Chapter VII - ANGLO-GERMAN ANTAGONISM
      PW - Chapter VIII - THE DAYS BEFORE THE FLOOD
      PW - Chapter IX - IN FULLNESS OF TIME
      PW - Chapter X - THE BREAKDOWN
      PW - Chapter XI - THE FATEFUL PLUNGE
      PW - Chapter XII - A SUMMARY AND REACTIONS IN OTHER LANDS
      PW - CONCLUSION
      PW - INDEX
      SW - SOCIETY AT WAR 1914—1916
      SW - Original title page
      SW - PREFACE
      SW - INTRODUCTION
      SW - Chapter I - “FALLING IN”
      SW 1.1.        War Had Come
      SW 1.2.        Why We Are Fighting
      SW 1.3.        An Appeal Without Precedent
      SW - Chapter II - THE DAY OF IDEALISM
      SW 2.1.        The Idealism of Those Who Went
      SW 2.2.        The Ideal They Pursued
      SW 2.3.        Reactions at Home
      SW - Chapter III - THE CITIZENS’ WAR
      SW 3.1.        War Disposals
      SW 3.2.        Civilian War Psychology
      SW 3.3.        Citizens’ War Work
      SW 3.4.        Some Deeper Concerns
      SW - Chapter IV - THE WOMEN’S WAR
      SW 4.1.        Women’s Ardour
      SW 4.2.        Homes in War Time
      SW 4.3.        War Adventures
      SW 4.4.        Modern Amazons
      SW 4.5.        Air - Raids
      SW - Chapter V - THE STATESMEN’S WAR
      SW 5.1.        All Out for War
      SW 5.2.        Pursuing the World War
      SW 5.3.        The United Will
      SW 5.4.        Divided Counsels
      SW 5.5.        War to the Uttermost
      SW 5.6.        Peace Proposals
      SW 5.7.        The Knock - Out
      SW - Chapter VI - THE FAILURE OF THE CLERICS
      SW 6.1.        The Real Tragedy
      SW 6.2.        Our War
      SW 6.3.        Clerics at the Front
      SW 6.4.        Fighting Parsons
      SW 6.5.        Sustaining the War
      SW 6.6.        I Was Wounded in the House of My Friends
      SW - Chapter VII - SOCIETY’S WAR
      SW 7.1.        Society in Martial Array
      SW 7.2.        Art and War
      SW 7.3.        Fortune - Telling
      SW 7.4.        War Time Talk
      SW - Chapter VIII - THE MAD WORLD’S WAR
      SW 8.1.        War Rumours
      SW 8.2.        Prophets of Madness
      SW 8.3.        Spy Mania
      SW 8.4.        Persecution Mania
      SW 8.5.        The Conscientious Objectors
      SW - Chapter IX - THE BUSINESS OF WAR
      SW 9.1.        The Press in the War
      SW 9.2.        Propaganda
      SW 9.3.        War Finance
      SW - Chapter X - THE KNOCK-OUT BLOW
      SW 10.1.     Was the War of 1914 Won?
      SW 10.2.     No Peace at any Price
      SW - Chapter XI - WAR, MORE WAR
      SW 11.1.     War an End in Itself
      SW 11.2.     War’s Burdens Must Be Borne
      SW 11.3.     Lack of Vital Energy
      SW 11.4.     War’s Invasion of Social Life
      SW - INDEX
      BH - BRITAIN HOLDS ON 1917,1918
      BH - Original title page
      BH - PREFACE
      BH - Chapter I - THE EARLY MONTHS OF 1917
      BH 1.1.         WITH LLOYD GEORGE IN THE SADDLE
      BH 1.2.         GERMANY WILL DO HER WORST
      BH 1.3.         PARLIAMENT RETIRED TO THE BACKGROUND
      BH 1.4.         THE FIRST RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
      BH 1.5.         WAR ANOMALIES
      BH 1.6.         WAR FINANCE
      BH - Chapter II - SPRING, 1917
      BH 2.1.         AMERICA COMES IN
      BH 2.2.         TOPSY - TURVY OFFICIALISM
      BH 2.3.         FOOD AND LOW SPIRITS
      BH 2.4.         THE “KADAVER” STUNT
      BH 2.5.         WAR WORK
      BH 2.6.         MEN ON CRUTCHES
      BH 2.7.         A CHANGE OF VIEW
      BH 2.8.         WAR PROFITS
      BH 2.9.         WAR, PEACE AND DIPLOMACY
      BH 2.10.      WAR IN LONDON
      BH - Chapter III - SUMMER, 1917
      BH 3.1.         DEMOCRATIC AWAKENINGS
      BH 3.2.         WAR WEARINESS HERE AND THERE
      BH 3.3.         THE CHURCHES FACE DILEMMA
      BH 3.4.         THE PRIME MINISTER AND IRRESPONSIBILITY
      BH 3.5.         THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY
      BH 3.6.         CONDUCTORS OF WAR POLICY
      BH 3.7.         A REASONABLE MAN’S PEACE
      BH 3.8.         THE NATIONAL PARTY
      BH 3.9.         WAR TIME THRILLS
      BH - Chapter IV - THE LAST MONTHS OF 1917
      BH 4.1.         SOCIALISM IN WAR TIME
      BH 4.2.         LLOYD GEORGE’S POLITICS.
      BH 4.3.         TORY PREJUDICES
      BH 4.4.         BOLOISM
      BH 4.5.         WAR MORALISTS
      BH 4.6.         THE ZEALOTS
      BH 4.7.         THE PEACE OFFENSIVE
      BH 4.8.         THE LANSDOWNE LETTER
      BH 4.9.         MOODS AND MOVEMENTS
      BH 4.10.      THE YEAR CLOSES
      BH - Chapter V - MEN AND WOMEN OUT THERE
      BH 5.1.         THE BLAZING BATTLE FIELDS
      BH 5.2.         FLOWERS ON SEPULCHRES
      BH 5.3.         ENGLAND’S SPLENDID DAUGHTERS
      BH - Chapter VI - GREAT THOUGHTS AND GAY DOINGS
      BH 6.1.         “JOHN BULL” CARRIES ON
      BH 6.2.         GAIETY AS USUAL
      BH 6.3.         WAR AND ART
      BH 6.4.         SPINNING THE WAR TOP
      BH - Chapter VII - THE EARLY MONTHS, 1918
      BH 7.1.         THE GRINDING OF THE WAR CHARIOTS
      BH 7.2.         THE PATRIOTISM OF WAR FINANCE
      BH 7.3.         UNITED WE STAND
      BH 7.4.         THE WORLD’S IMPASSE
      BH 7.5.         THE GERMAN ADVANCE
      BH 7.6.         EXPLOITING NEUTRAL NATIONS
      BH 7.7.         THE RESISTERS OF UNENDING WAR
      BH 7.8.         THE OFFICIAL DICTUM
      BH 7.9.         THE GLIMMER OF ANOTHER DAY
      BH - Chapter VIII - SPRING, 1918. THE CRISIS OF THE WAR
      BH 8.1.         OVERWHELMING PROBLEMS
      BH 8.2.         THE CONTINUED ADVANCE
      BH 8.3.         THE MAN POWER BILL
      BH 8.4.         THE FOURTH EASTER
      BH 8.5.         THE CALLOUS THRONG
      BH 8.6.         RENEWED CHEERFULNESS
      BH 8.7.         CRIME AND COUNTER CRIME
      BH 8.8.         ACCUSATIONS AND COUNTER ACCUSATIONS
      BH 8.9.         THE AMAZING CABINET
      BH 8.10.      FLAPPER FINANCE
      BH 8.11.      “THE HAVOC OF THE MIND”
      BH - Chapter IX - SUMMER, 1918. THE TURNING POINT
      BH 9.1.         WAR PROSPERITY
      BH 9.2.         WAR TIME SCENES
      BH 9.3.         SLAYING ENEMIES WITH TONGUE AND PEN
      BH 9.4.         NO TUMBLING INTO PEACE TRAPS
      BH 9.5.         TROUBLES AT HOME
      BH 9.6.         THE TURN IN THE TIDE
      BH 9.7.         NO CHEERFULNESS AT HOME
      BH - Chapter X - “ENDING THE WAR”
      BH 10.1.      THE LAST PEACE TRAP
      BH 10.2.      A NEW WORLD ORDER
      BH 10.3.      THE DEBAUCHED PRESS
      BH 10.4.      FURTHER STRUGGLES FOR PEACE
      BH 10.5.      THE MYSTERIOUS PLAGUE
      BH 10.6.      A PLAGUE OF THE SPIRIT
      BH 10.7.      THE LAST LAP
      BH 10.8.      ENDING THE WAR
      BH 10.9.      THE ARMISTICE
      BH - Chapter XI - THE WAR AND LATER DAYS
      BH 11.1.      SOME GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
      BH 11.2.      PRUSSIAN MILITARISM
      BH 11.3.      THE CHIEF WAR AIM
      BH 11.4.      THE AFTERMATH
      BH - EPILOGUE
      BH E.1.         THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE WAR PERIOD
      BH E.2.         THE ANTICLIMAX
      BH - INDEX
      NN - THE NEUROSES OF THE NATIONS
      NN - Original title page
      NN - PREFACE
      NN - General Introduction
      NN - Part I - The Neurosis of Germany
      NN - Chapter 1-I - THE NATURE AND SYMPTOMS OF THE GERMAN NEUROSIS
      NN - Chapter 1-II - ITS ORIGINS AND GROWTH TRACED IN HISTORY
      NN - Chapter 1-III - GERMAN MILITARISM AS THE FOSTERING - GROUND OF NATIONAL NEUROSIS
      NN - Chapter 1-IV - THE PAN - GERMAN INTOXICATION
      NN - Chapter 1-V - THE INFLUENCE OF THE RULERS OF GERMANY
      NN - Chapter 1-VI - THE TENSION OF THE LAST FEW DAYS
      NN - PART II - THE NEUROSIS OF FRANCE
      NN - Chapter 2-I - THE NATURE AND SYMPTOMS OF THE FRENCH NEUROSIS
      NN - Chapter 2-II - THE GROWTH OF FRENCH NEUROSIS AS DISPLAYED IN SOCIAL LIFE, EDUCATIONAL IDEALS AND ART
      NN - Chapter 2-III - THE CHARACTER OF THE FRENCH NEUROSIS AS PORTRAYED IN LITERATURE
      NN - Chapter 2-IV - THE NEUROSIS OF FRANCE AS REVEALED IN HISTORY AND POLITICS
      NN - Chapter 2-V - THE “PAN - FRENCH” AND OTHER GROUPS
      NN - Chapter 2-VI - THE NEUROSIS OF THE LAST MONTHS
      NN - Chapter 2-VII - THE LAST TENSE DAYS
      NN - Chapter 2-VIII - A SUMMARY AND COMPARISON OF THE GROUP - NEUROSES OF FRANCE AND GERMANY
      NN - INDEX
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