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

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ISBN-10: 0521841135

ISBN-13: 9780521841139

Edition: 2007

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 neighbouring cultures. After 1933, this idealized notion of domestic Germanness was racialised and incorporated into an array of Nazi…    
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
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