Constructing a regional identity: the Christian Social Union and Bavaria's common heritage, 1949-1962

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58475
Title:
Constructing a regional identity: the Christian Social Union and Bavaria's common heritage, 1949-1962
Authors:
Ford, G. (Graham)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Arts and Media.
Citation:
Ford, G. (2007) 'Constructing a regional identity: the Christian Social Union and Bavaria's common heritage, 1949-1962', Contemporary European History, 16 (3), pp.277-297.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Contemporary European History
Issue Date:
Aug-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58475
DOI:
10.1017/S0960777307003943
Abstract:
The Christian Social Union's domination of Bavarian state and society is such that it has justifiably been described as Bavaria's ‘official and hegemonic party’ (Staats- und Hegemonialpartei). However, it is important not to take the CSU's regional identity as an historical given. This article examines how the CSU set about constructing an integral Bavarian (gesamtbayerisch) identity during the 1950s and early 1960s by articulating the diverse historical experiences of the region-state's localities and sub-regions as a common Bavarian heritage. Drawing on articles about Bavarian cities, reports on historical re-enactments and commemorative speeches by party leaders, the article explores the celebration of this heritage in terms of ‘political character’, culture and Christianity.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
Christian Social Union; Bavaria; regional identity; Germany; politics; political parties
ISSN:
0960-7773
Rights:
Publishers version/PDF may be used in an institutional repository or PubMed Central after 12 month embargo. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 3/12/09]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 3/12/2009]

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dc.contributor.authorFord, G. (Graham)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:53:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:53:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007-08-
dc.identifier.citationContemporary European History; 16 (3): 277-297-
dc.identifier.issn0960-7773-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0960777307003943-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58475-
dc.description.abstractThe Christian Social Union's domination of Bavarian state and society is such that it has justifiably been described as Bavaria's ‘official and hegemonic party’ (Staats- und Hegemonialpartei). However, it is important not to take the CSU's regional identity as an historical given. This article examines how the CSU set about constructing an integral Bavarian (gesamtbayerisch) identity during the 1950s and early 1960s by articulating the diverse historical experiences of the region-state's localities and sub-regions as a common Bavarian heritage. Drawing on articles about Bavarian cities, reports on historical re-enactments and commemorative speeches by party leaders, the article explores the celebration of this heritage in terms of ‘political character’, culture and Christianity.-
dc.publisherCambridge University Press-
dc.rightsPublishers version/PDF may be used in an institutional repository or PubMed Central after 12 month embargo. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 3/12/09]-
dc.subjectChristian Social Union-
dc.subjectBavaria-
dc.subjectregional identity-
dc.subjectGermany-
dc.subjectpolitics-
dc.subjectpolitical parties-
dc.titleConstructing a regional identity: the Christian Social Union and Bavaria's common heritage, 1949-1962-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Arts and Media.-
dc.identifier.journalContemporary European History-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 3/12/2009]-
or.citation.harvardFord, G. (2007) 'Constructing a regional identity: the Christian Social Union and Bavaria's common heritage, 1949-1962', Contemporary European History, 16 (3), pp.277-297.-
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