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Ordinary Organisations : Why Normal Men Carried Out the Holocaust.

Author: Stefan Kühl
Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kühl, Stefan.
Ordinary Organisations : Why Normal Men Carried Out the Holocaust.
Oxford : Wiley, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Kühl
ISBN: 9781509502936 1509502939
OCLC Number: 961453391
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Introduction; Notes; 1 Beyond "Ordinary Men" and "Ordinary Germans"; 1.1 The failure of easy answers; 1.2 From the search for motives to the presentation of motives; 1.3 The motivation of organization members; Notes; 2 Identification with the Goal; 2.1 The formation of an antisemitic fictional consensus; 2.2 How ideological indoctrination secured an antisemitic fictional consensus; 2.3 From "impassive acceptance" to "active participation"; Notes; 3 Coercion; 3.1 Forced recruitment and barriers to exit; 3.2 Avoiding the membership issue in coercive organizations. 3.3 The limits of leeway3.4 The freedom in coercion; Notes; 4 Comradeship; 4.1 The pressure of comradeship and the formation of informal norms; 4.2 Levels in the formation of comradeship; 4.3 How are comradeship norms enforced?; 4.4 Mobilizing comradeship by granting leeway; Notes; 5 Money; 5.1 The function of regular remuneration for the battalion members; 5.2 Legalized enrichment through the dispossession of the Jewish population; 5.3 Enrichment beyond official forms of remuneration and reward; 5.4 The functionality of misappropriation; Notes; 6 The Attractiveness of Activities. 6.1 Inhibitions against killing and organizational strategies for overcoming them6.2 The production of motives: dehumanizing the victims; 6.3 An organizational culture of brutality; Notes; 7 The Generalization of Motives; 7.1 The different ways of presenting personal engagement; 7.2 Managing one's self-presentation; 7.3 The separation between goals and motives; Notes; 8 From Killers to Perpetrators; 8.1 The legalization of the state's use of violence; 8.2 Using violence in the gray zones of legality; 8.3 The shift in the concept of law under the Nazis. 8.4 Facilitating killing by legalizing itNotes; 9 The Normality and Abnormality of Organizations; 9.1 Beyond the notion of "abnormal organizations"; 9.2 The expansion of zones of indifference in organizations; 9.3 Understanding organizations: conclusions; Notes; Appendix: The Sociological Approach and Empirical Basis; Notes; Archives; References; Index; End User License Agreement.

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?In this masterly researched and subtly conceptualized in-depth analysis of the infamous Police Battalion 101, Stefan Kuhl shows hauntingly how the ?normality? of constraints, enrichment, Read more...

 
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