The Resource Pleasure and power in Nazi Germany, edited by Corey Ross, Pamela Swett, Fabrice d'Almeida

Pleasure and power in Nazi Germany, edited by Corey Ross, Pamela Swett, Fabrice d'Almeida

Label
Pleasure and power in Nazi Germany
Title
Pleasure and power in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
edited by Corey Ross, Pamela Swett, Fabrice d'Almeida
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Although we associate the Third Reich above all with suffering, pain, and fear, pleasure played a central role in its social and cultural dynamics. This book explores the relationship between the rationing of pleasures as a means of political stabilization and the pressure on the Nazi regime to cater to popular cultural expectations"--
  • Over the past couple of decades, the role of entertainment and leisure has occupied an increasingly prominent place in historical research, nowhere more so than in the vast literature on Nazi Germany. By and large the picture that has emerged highlights the necessity of even as repressive a regime as that of the Nazis to cater to popular cultural expectations. The fact that these expectations and desires very often revolve around some sense of pleasure is the basic rationale behind this unique collection of essays. As a means of social stabilization and political acquiescence, pleasure arguably promised far greater returns than repression or indoctrination ever could. This volume explores the role of pleasure and pleasure-seeking in the Third Reich, the meanings ascribed to it and the ways in which they interacted with other priorities and necessities in social and political life
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
943.086
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.6
LC item number
.P54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Pleasure and power in Nazi Germany, edited by Corey Ross, Pamela Swett, Fabrice d'Almeida
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pleasure and power in Nazi Germany : an introduction / P.E. Swett, C. Ross & F. d'Almeida -- pt. 1. Consumption and the privileges of pleasure -- Driving, shopping, and smoking : the Society for Consumer Research and the politics of pleasure in Nazi Germany / S.J. Wiesen -- Selling sexual pleasure in 1930s Germany / P.E. Swett -- Luxury and fashion under national socialism / F. d'Almeida -- pt. 2. Discipline and distraction : entertainments and the aesthetics of pleasure -- The structure of aesthetic pleasure in the Nazi reception of Goethe's Faust / D. Pan -- "German humour" in books : the attractiveness and political significance of laughter during the Nazi era / P. Merziger -- Pleasure, practicality, and propaganda : popular magazines in Nazi Germany, 1933-39 / K.C. Führer -- Radio, film, and morale : wartime entertainment between mobilization and distraction / C. Ross -- pt. 3. The pleasures of community and consensus -- Seeing the world : photography, photojournalism, and visual pleasure in the Third Reich / E. Harvey -- The pleasures of being a "political soldier" : Nazi functionaries and their service to the "movement" / D. Mühlenfeld -- The pleasure of terror : belonging through genocide / T. Kühne -- The pleasures of opposition : leisure, solidarity, and resistance of a life-reform group / M. Roseman
Control code
ocn714088655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349322756
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.1057/9780230306905
  • 9786613097194
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
412966
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25344638
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714088655
  • pebco0230271685

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