Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Paperback

byDavid F. Crew

not yet rated|write a review
The welfare state was one of the pillars of the Weimar Republic. The Weimar experiment in democracy depended to no small degree upon the welfare system's ability to give German citizens at least a fundamental level of material and mental security in the face of the new risks to which they hadbeen exposed by the effects of the lost war, revolution, and inflation. But the problems of the postwar period meant that, even in its best years, the Weimar welfare state was dangerously overburdened. The onset of the Depression and the growth of mass unemployment after 1929 destroyed republicandemocracy and the welfare state upon which it was based. On the ruins of Weimars social republic, the Nazis built a murderous racial state. Existing work on the Weimar welfare state concentrates largely on the discussions of social reformers, welfare experts, feminists, and the laws and institutions that their debates produced. Yet the Weimar welfare state was not simply the product of discourse and discursive struggles; it was alsoconstructed and re-produced by the daily interactions of hard-pressed officials and impatient, often desperate clients. Adopting a "history of everyday life" perspective, Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler, 1919-1935 shows how welfare discourse and policy were translated into welfarepractices by local officials and appropriated, contested, or re-negotiated by millions of welfare clients.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$61.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The welfare state was one of the pillars of the Weimar Republic. The Weimar experiment in democracy depended to no small degree upon the welfare system's ability to give German citizens at least a fundamental level of material and mental security in the face of the new risks to which they hadbeen exposed by the effects of the lost war,...

David F. Crew is at University of Texas, Austin.

other books by David F. Crew

Una infancia: Biografía de un lugar
Una infancia: Biografía de un lugar

Kobo ebook|Sep 21 2015

$16.99

The Emperor Redressed: Critiquing Critical Theory
The Emperor Redressed: Critiquing Critical Theory

Kobo ebook|Aug 19 2014

$30.29 online$39.30list price(save 22%)
Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945
Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945

Kobo ebook|Oct 1 1994

$41.39 online$53.74list price(save 22%)
see all books by David F. Crew
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.1 × 9.25 × 0.75 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195118782

ISBN - 13:9780195118780

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"Crew pays special attention to various groups... - women, the elderly, schoolchildren - and through an examination of the welfare state's policy towards them sheds light on a hitherto unexplored facet of German inter-war history."--Bulletin of the Institute of Holocaust Research