Hitler's 'national Community': Society and Culture in Nazi Germany by Lisa PineHitler's 'national Community': Society and Culture in Nazi Germany by Lisa Pine

Hitler's 'national Community': Society and Culture in Nazi Germany

byLisa Pine

Hardcover | January 12, 2017

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Lisa Pine's Hitler's 'National Community' explores German culture and society during the Nazi era and analyses how this impacted upon the Germany that followed this fateful regime. Drawing on a range of significant scholarly works on the subject, Pine informs us as to the major historiographical debates surrounding the subject whilst establishing her own original, interpretative arc. The book is divided into four parts. The first section explores the attempts of the Nazi regime to create a Volksgemeinschaft ('national community'). The second part examines men, women, the family, the churches and religion. The third section analyses the fate of those groups that were excluded from the Volksgemeinschaft. The final section of the book considers the impact of the Nazi government upon German culture, in particular focusing on the radio and press, cinema and theatre, art and architecture, music and literature. This new edition includes historiographical updates throughout, an additional chapter on the early Nazi movement and brand new primary source excerpt boxes and illustrations. There is also expanded material on key topics like resistance, women and family, men and masculinity and religion. A crucial text for all students of Nazi Germany, this book provides a sophisticated window into the social and cultural aspects of life under Hitler's rule.
Lisa Pine is Reader in History at London South Bank University, UK. She is the author of Life and Times in Nazi Germany (2016), Education in Nazi Germany (2010) and Nazi Family Policy, 1933-1945 (1997).
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Title:Hitler's 'national Community': Society and Culture in Nazi GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:January 12, 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474238815

ISBN - 13:9781474238816

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface to the Second Edition Introduction Part I - Creating the 'National Community' 1. The Rise of Nazism 2. Consensus and Conformity 3. Coercion, Terror and Surveillance 4. Education 5. The Nazi Youth Groups Part II - Inside the 'National Community' 6. Men, Masculinity and the Wehrmacht 7. Women, Womanhood and the Home Front 8. The Family 9. The Churches and Religion Part III - Outside the 'National Community' 10. The Jews 11. The Gypsies 12. The 'Asocial' and the Disabled 13. Sexual Outsiders 14. Dissenters and Resisters Part IV - Cultural Life and the 'National Community' 15. The Radio and Press 16. The Cinema and Theatre 17. Art and Architecture 18. Music and Literature Conclusion Glossary Select Bibliography Index

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Pine's excellent overview of the social and cultural history of Nazi Germany is an ideal resource for scholars and students. This concise survey of the most recent historiography synthesizes key scholarship on conformity and consent in the Third Reich. Pine provides insightful analysis of a disturbing reality: there was widespread popular consent for Nazi policies, especially persecution of 'social outsiders,' based on pre-existing prejudice and the desire to belong in the 'national community.' Pine's skillful writing and expertise on daily life in Nazi Germany brilliantly illuminates how a modern, 'civilized' society can descend into barbarity.