Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities Of The Third Reich by Paolo Giaccaria

Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities Of The Third Reich

EditorPaolo Giaccaria, Claudio Minca

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Lebensraum: the entitlement of “legitimate” Germans to living space. Entfernung: the expulsion of “undesirables” to create empty space for German resettlement. During his thirteen years leading Germany, Hitler developed and made use of a number of powerful geostrategical concepts such as these in order to justify his imperialist expansion, exploitation, and genocide. As his twisted manifestation of spatial theory grew in Nazi ideology, it created a new and violent relationship between people and space in Germany and beyond.
With Hitler’s Geographies, editors Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca examine the variety of ways in which spatial theory evolved and was translated into real-world action under the Third Reich. They have gathered an outstanding collection by leading scholars, presenting key concepts and figures as well exploring the undeniable link between biopolitical power and spatial expansion and exclusion.

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Paolo Giaccaria is assistant professor of political and economic geography at the University of Turin, in Italy. Claudio Minca is professor and head of cultural geography at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands.
Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich
Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich

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Title:Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities Of The Third ReichFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022627442X

ISBN - 13:9780226274423

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“With Hitler’s Geographies, Giaccaria and Minca aim to highlight Nazism as a spatial project—one whose racial politics required thinking about space in a particular way and putting these ideas into practice. The editors do an excellent job of laying out this rationale. In particular, this book connects with and builds upon contemporary social theories that are prevalent in geography and other social sciences, making it a pertinent and intriguing utilization of social theory to address a key historic topic. A bold endeavor, Hitler’s Geographies will soon be the go-to volume for those interested in the spatiality of the biopolitics of Nazism.”