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»Complete goosebumps« by Sophie Passmann: The punk of the millennials

2021-03-03T19:07:45.505Z

Sophie Passmann writes sentences that make you look for the Like button. In her new book, the feminist satirist dissects everyday life in her milieu - extremely funny.



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Author Passmann: "Horrible German suburban children"

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What is the difference between many young white middle-class women and old white men?

That they reflect their privileges.

Perhaps this ability is even the greatest privilege they were given in their youth in West German single-family homes.

The greatest privilege and the greatest ballast, because once started, reflection is so difficult to turn off.

The bestseller with which Sophie Passmann became famous in 2019 was called »Old White Men«.

In her new non-fiction book she writes about her generation and their milieu.

"Complete goosebumps" replaces one meter of shelving with contemporary sociological literature.

Sophie Passmann, one could say, is Andreas Reckwitz in funny.

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Some time ago, the sociologist Reckwitz identified a new middle class: academics who are as creative as they are cosmopolitan and who long for the aura of something special.

They don't live their lives, they perform it - and dominate the discourses in this "society of singularities," as Reckwitz calls them.

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