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Life and Times in Nazi Germany

Life and Times in Nazi Germany

by Lisa Pine (Editor)


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Lisa Pine assembles an impressive array of influential scholars in Life and Times in Nazi Germany to explore the variety and complexity of life in Germany under Hitler's totalitarian regime. The book is a thematic collection of essays that examine the extent to which social and cultural life in Germany was permeated by Nazi aims and ambitions. Each essay deals with a different theme of daily German life in the Nazi era, with topics including food, fashion, health, sport, art, tourism and religion all covered in chapters based on original and expert scholarship.

Life and Times in Nazi Germany, which also includes 24 images and helpful end-of-chapter select bibliographies, provides a new lens through which to observe life in Nazi Germany – one that highlights the everyday experience of Germans under Hitler's rule. It illuminates aspects of life under Nazi control that are less well-known and examines the contradictions and paradoxes that characterised daily life in Nazi Germany in order to enhance and sophisticate our understanding of this period in the nation's history.

This is a crucial volume for all students of Nazi Germany and the history of Germany in the 20th century.

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ISBN-13: 9781474217927
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lisa Pine is Reader in History at London South Bank University, UK. She is the author of Education in Nazi Germany (2010), Hitler's 'National Community': Society and Culture in Nazi Germany (2007) and Nazi Family Policy, 1933-1945 (1997).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Introduction - Lisa Pine (London South Bank University, UK)
Part I - Food and Health
2. Tischkultur: Food Choices, Cooking and Housekeeping in Nazi Germany - Nancy Reagin (Pace University, USA)
3. Vice in the Third Reich: Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco - Jonathan Lewy (Hebrew University, Israel)
4. The State of Health - Geoffrey Cocks (Albion College, USA)
Part II - Lifestyle
5. Fashioning Women in the Third Reich - Irene Guenther (The Honors College, Houston, USA)
6. A Vacation from the Nazis? Examining Tourism under Hitler - Kristin Semmens (University of Victoria, Canada)
7. Playing with the Third Reich: Sports, Politics, and Free Time in Nazi Germany - David Imhoof (Susquehanna University, USA)
8. Art and the Volksgemeinschaft - Joan L. Clinefelter (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Part III - Religion
9. Protestantism in Nazi Germany - Christopher J. Probst (Saint Louis University, USA)
10. Catholicism in Nazi Germany - Kevin Spicer (Stonehill College, USA)
11. Nazi Christmas: Conflict and Consensus - Joe Perry (Georgia State University, USA)
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