Against All Odds: Models of Subversive Spaces in National Socialist Germany (German Life & Civilization 49 1st New edition)

Against All Odds: Models of Subversive Spaces in National Socialist Germany (German Life & Civilization 49 1st New edition)

By: Corina L. Petrescu (author)Paperback

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This study comprises an analysis of public spheres in National Socialist Germany. It investigates where and under what circumstances resistance to Hitler's regime was possible. The author focuses on the space of the crypto-public - defined as a politicized private sphere - as a potential realm for anti-state activism. Based on the activities of four organizations operating in Germany between 1933 and 1944 - the Jewish Cultural Association Berlin, the Kreisau Circle, the White Rose, and the Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization - she analyzes how this social locus functioned to foster resistance to National Socialism. She examines the artifacts of these groups - leaflets, pamphlets, politico-economic treatises, and theater performances - in order to establish models of crypto-public spaces and evaluate their possibilities and limitations as sites of resistance.

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The Author: Corina L. Petrescu studied German and American Studies at the University of Bucharest in Romania and came to the United States to pursue graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, PA (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.). She received her doctorate in 2006 and is an Assistant Professor of German at the University of Mississippi. Her research and teaching interests include National Socialist Germany, representations of 1968 in the German and Romanian imaginary, protest movements, transnational/transcultural literature, German-Jewish relations from the 18th century to the present, and Yiddish theater.


Contents: Crypto-Public Domains within the Third Reich - Ghettooffentlichkeit: Elements of Subversiveness in the Judischer Kulturbund Berlin - Kreisauer Kreis between Deeds and Thoughts - The Open Protest of the Scholl-Schmorell-Kreis - The Anti-State Activism of the Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organisation - Models to Withstand.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9783039118458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9783039118458
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 3039118455
  • edition: 1st New edition

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