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The Idea of Volk and the Origins of Völkisch Research, 1800–1930s (2019)


Völkisch research was a phenomenon in the social sciences and humanities that aimed to describe and cultivate the Volk, conceived broadly as a group united by some pre-existing or transcendental bond. Studies of this research complex have thus far been dominated by questions related to its close affiliation with the Nazi regime, but much remains unknown about how its longer-term development related to the transformation of science or to conceptual changes in the notion of Volk. This article addresses these questions by tracing the ways in which the idea of Volk transformed through accommodation with shifting scientific norms.

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Authors & Contributors
Park, Hyung Wook
Geis, Gilbert
Goff, Colin
Welsh, Caroline
St. Martin, Jenna
Morawski, Jill G.
Journal of the History of Biology
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
History of Psychology
Modern Intellectual History
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Chinese University Press
Pickering & Chatto
Amsterdam University Press
Columbia University
New York University
Open Book Publishers
Discipline formation
Social sciences
Arts and humanities
Science and culture
Social relations; social groups
Cowdry, Edmund Vincent
Sutherland, Edwin Hardin
Snow, Charles Percy
Rivers, William Halse Rivers
Dilthey, Wilhelm
Windelband, Wilhelm
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
18th century
Great Britain
Vienna Circle

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