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The Hitler Salute

On the Meaning of a Gesture

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The Hitler Salute by Tilman Allert
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Sometimes the smallest detail reveals the most about a culture. In "The Hitler Salute: The History of a Gesture", sociologist Tilman Allert 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. Made compulsory in 1933, the Hitler salute developed into a daily reflex in a matter of mere months, and quickly became the norm in schools, at work, among friends, and even at home. Adults denounced neighbours who refused to raise their arms, and children were given tiny Hitler dolls with movable right arms so they could practice the pernicious salute. The constantly reiterated declaration of loyalty at once controlled public transactions and fractured personal relationships. And always, the greeting sacralised Hitler, investing him and his regime with a divine aura. The first examination of a phenomenon whose significance has long been understimated, "Heil Hitler" offers new insight into how the Third Reich's rituals of consent paved the way for the wholesale erosion of social morality.

Author Biography

Tilman Allert is a professor of sociology and social psychology at the University of Frankfurt. The Hitler Salute is his first book to appear in English.
Release date Australia
March 31st, 2009
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
15 black & white photos & diagrams throughout
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Pages
128
Dimensions
140x210x13
ISBN-13
9780312428303
Product ID
3039136

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