Carnival and citizenship: The politics of carnival culture in the Prussian Rhineland, 1823-1848

Brophy, James M.
June 1997
Journal of Social History;Summer97, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p873
Academic Journal
Explores the political aspects of the bourgeois carnival culture of Prussian Rhineland in 1823-1848. Links between popular-culture forms and an emerging bourgeois public sphere; Form of cultural politics; Changes in the carnival tradition after the integration of the Rhineland into the Prussian state; Carnival's revivalist celebration of local cultural autonomy and identity.


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