Hitler's 'National Community' Society and Culture in Nazi Germany

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-01-12
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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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.

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
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
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