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Sweeping the German Nation Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945

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ISBN-10: 0521744156

ISBN-13: 9780521744157

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nancy R. Reagin

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Is cleanliness next to Germanness, as some 19th century nationalists insisted? This book explores the relationship between gender roles, domesticity, and German national identity between 1870-1945. After German unification, approaches to household management that had originally emerged among the bourgeoisie became central to German national identity by 1914. Thrift, order, and extreme cleanliness, along with particular domestic markers (such as the linen cabinet) and holiday customs, were used by many Germans to define the distinctions between themselves and neighboring cultures. What was bourgeois at home became German abroad, as "German domesticity" also helped to define and underwrite…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 10/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Nancy R. Reagin is assistant professor of history at Pace University in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Habitus of Domesticity
Domesticity and German National Character
The Politicization of Housework
Domesticity and Volksgemeinschaft
The Autarkic Household and the Nazi Four-Year Plan
Domesticity and "Germanization" in Occupied Poland
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index