Ist Stress westlich? Zum zeitgeschichtlichen Ort der Belastungssorge

  • When does stress – understood as a bodily and psychological condition connected to rapid social change and the pressure to perform – become a social concern? Previous historical research has situated the topic exclusively in the West: stress as a characteristic condition of what is understood to be Western capitalism. Using the examples of the state socialist GDR and Czechoslovakia in the 1960s – 1980s, this contribution demonstrates how stress became a broad social concern in a non-liberal, noncapitalist context. It thereby challenges the notion that stress is a Western phenomenon, proposing instead to see it in the context of developed and “multiple” modernities.

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Author:Jan Arend
Parent Title (German):Geschichte und Gesellschaft
Document Type:Journal Article
Year of first Publication:2019
Release Date:2021/10/25
First Page:245
Last Page:274
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Topic-Classification:Gesellschaftsgeschichte
ZZF Regional-Classification:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:3/2014 Stress! 3/2014
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen