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The Hitler salute : on the meaning of a gesture

Author: Tilman Allert; Jefferson S Chase
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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Uses the Nazi transformation of the most mundane human interaction - the greeting - to show how National Socialism brought about the submission and conformity of a whole society. This book offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tilman Allert; Jefferson S Chase
ISBN: 9780312428303 0312428308
OCLC Number: 243544825
Notes: Translation of: Der deutsche Gruss, 2005.
Description: 115 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Shaping the beginning --
The greeting as initial gift --
German greetings --
An oath by any other name --
The rise of the sphere of mistrust --
Devaluing the present --
The long shadow of a fatal gesture.
Other Titles: Deutsche Gruss.
Responsibility: Tilman Allert ; translated by Jefferson Chase.

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"Insightful... Allert's book shows how much can be gained from a close study of the daily rituals we barely think about yet are packed with meaning." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

 
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