Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jews and communists became the ideal scapegoats for germans deeply invested in a german nationalist ideology. Remote work advice from the largest allremote company. A study in psychoanalytic sociology why did hitler initiate the final solution and take germany to. Hitlers prewar diplomacy focused on removing the crippling restrictions forced on germany by the peace treaty of versailles, ratified in 1919 following his countrys defeat in world war i. Despite its discredited biographical validity, mein kampf is still considered to be a compelling and important source because it is probably the best written evidence of the character, the mind, and the spirit of adolf hitler hitler, a. Langer produced the report, a psychological analysis of adolph hitler.
A sociological profile of adolf hitler by patrick abel on prezi. There is very little information known about hitlers early years prior to 1918, due to the dearth of credible available sources. His writings and methods were often adapted to need and circumstance, although there were some steady themes, including antisemitism, anticommunism, antiparliamentarianism, german lebensraum living space. Its two interconnected pillars of hitler s world view. The rise of organised brutality by sinisa malesevic. Nazism, nationalism, and the sociology of emotions opus 4. Commentary on rd hinshelwood, ideology and identity. Based on analysis of hitlers rhetoricthe words, images and metaphors contained within his writing and speecheskoenigsbergs study reveals the hidden narrativesthat were the source of hitlers ideology and the holocaust.
Mar 19, 20 issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Formerly applied primarily to economic, political, or religious theories and policies, in a tradition going back to karl marx and friederich engels, more recent use treats the term as mainly condemnatory. The amount of data koenigsberg provides is overwhelming. Schafft university of illinois press 2004 isbn 0252029305 from racism to genocide. His keynote addresses on warfare and genocide include presentations at the church center of the united nations, the united world college, the colloquium on violence and religion, and at the annual holocaust conference. Richard koenigsberg is a psychologist and historian, considered a leading authority on hitler and nazism. At the age of thirteen, hitler lost his father, with whom he had a very ambivalent relationship. His keynote addresses on warfare and genocide include presentations at the church center of the united nations, the united world college, the colloquium on violence and.
Psychoanalytic criticism the unconscious psychoanalytic criticism is a form of applied psychoanalysis, a science concerned with the interaction between conscious and unconscious processes and with the laws of mental functioning. Experiential realities of downsizing, reductions in force, restructuring, outsourcing, and cognate terms are often at wide variance with their touted and expectedpromises of increased productivity. Nazism attempted to reconcile conservative, nationalist ideology with a socially radical doctrine. His keynote addresses on warfare and genocide include presentations at the church center of the united nations, the united world. However, hitler controlled how ideology was used to further his own political ends.
The indians placed a blanket, a basket, and some handdecorated. The 17 page preface to the third edition, written in 1942, is all you really need to read. Office of strategic services director general william j. He was not driven simply by the desire to put ideological principles into practice, but has his own agenda and moulded nazi ideology to fit it. Adolf hitler formulated and articulated the ideas that came to be known as nazi ideology. His study focuses heavily on hitler s relationship to his mother, klara. Rejecting rationalism, liberalism, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and all movements of international cooperation and peace, it stressed instinct. The case study, when eventually published in 1947, under the editorship of rees, was said to serve as a political warning for future generations. Based on analysis of hitlers rhetoricthe words, images and metaphors contained within his writing and speecheskoenigsbergs study reveals the hidden narratives that were the source of hitlers ideology and the holocaust. Other inner or outside influences and reality factors are granted only minor significance in the development of hitler s ideology. The language of the ensuing reports was a strange brew, in parts sounding like a psychoanalytic report, in others like an older victorian treatise on degeneracy. Although initially of the fss inner circle, jurgen habermas was the first to diverge from horkheimers research program, as a new generation of critical theoreticians. He also incorporated in his writing elements of malthusian economics, a theory suggesting that the earths finite ability to produce food, as well as its cycles of disease and natural disaster, inherently limited population growth. Hitlers ideology, a study in psychoanalytic sociology.
Hitlers ideology embodied metaphor fantsay an by iva. Thus, ideology was crucial to the success of hitler as a singleparty leader. I developed these ideas in my first book, hitlers ideology. In 1975, the german psychoanalyst and family therapist helm stierlin published his book adolf hitler. Evaluating national socialism as a true fascist movement. Paul fuller notion of ditthi in theravada buddhism the point. A study in psychoanalytic sociology why did hitler initiate the final solution and take germany to war. His life and legend, with the help of professor henry a. The author develops the hypothesis that the death of hitlers mother from cancer was a major. Based on analysis of hitler s rhetoricthe words, images and metaphors contained within his writing and speecheskoenigsbergs study reveals the hidden narratives that were the source of hitler s ideology and the holocaust.
In so doing, it became a profoundly revolutionary movementalbeit a largely negative one. In fact, the true nature of a policy followed by a nation is always concealed under ideological justifications and rationalizations. Koenigsbergs classic study demonstrates that hitler acted based on the conventional ideology of nationalism. Freuds papers on civilisation and its discontents, group psychology, moses and monthesim, and. An ideology is a set of beliefs and values attributed to a person or group of persons, especially as held for reasons that are not purely epistemic. Books national psychological association for psychoanalysis. Stone further suggests that hitlers hatred for his father fueled his hatred of jews, who, after his father died when adolf was only fourteen, served as scapegoats for his residual fury. Hitler s nazi theory also claimed that the aryan race is a master race, superior to all other races, that a nation is the highest creation of a race, and great nations literally large nations were the creation of great races. Psychinfo 18872003, sociological abstracts 19742003, medline. Even their fatuous denials that i didnt mean anything by it or it doesnt mean anything protest about that hidden or unconscious meaning to which their acts might attest. He demonstrates that hitler s actions the history he created followed as a logical consequence of the ideological fantasy that he conveyed to the german people. Death imagery and the experience of organizational downsizing.
The book gives a systematic reconstruction of hitler s use of theological concepts. As a term, the frankfurt school usually comprises the intellectuals max horkheimer, theodor adorno, and herbert marcuse, leo lowenthal and friedrich pollock. Its two interconnected pillars of hitlers world view. Koenigsberg 19750601 paperback 1656 see all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions price. And, i would add, they served as a receptacle for the defensive projection of hitlers shadow. So for hitler, i think, one of the crucial things to understand is that he did have an ideology. The way to remember that is to think of those two termsrace and space. Easily share your publications and get them in front of issuus. Fascism study guide this is a collectively compiled list of books, articles, interviews, radio programs, films, and video content that addresses fascism as a historical and political phenomenon, including its manifestations in the present moment. The rich detail provided in mozart and the nazis gives readers a wealth of material for gaining a deeper understanding of how such an important musical figure can be mythologized and exploited to serve both universalist and exclusionary political philosophies. Social and historical influences on psychoanalytic thought. The rise of organised brutality is a valuable and erudite contribution to a lively and important debate.
Hitler rallied people to his ideology as the representative of a. The rest of the book is unnecessarily detailed and diffuse. Library of social science, 1975 ideology 105 pages. The lower middle classes in germany and italy after the first world war, suf. His writings and methods were often adapted to need and circumstance, although there were some steady themes, including antisemitism, anticommunism, antiparliamentarianism, german lebensraum living space, belief in the superiority of an aryan race and an extreme form of german nationalism. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. In his book hitler and the power of aesthetics frederic spotts 2003 argued that our image of hitler as a monster is. Henry lowenfeld the present work, states the author, constitutes the foundation of a new science. By leda wilkins johnson in a solemn ceremony, representatives of four arizona indian tribes, resentful at nazi sets of oppression, foreswore use of the swastika design in native basket and blanket weaving. The book chronicles the many disarmament proposals he vainly introduced to the world and his endeavors to revise the versailles construction by non. Ernst kris, of the new school for social research, and dr. Koenigsberg, psychologist, historian and leading authority on hitler and nazism, discusses his most influential work, hitler ss ideology. In 1943 william donovan the director of the office of strategic services the forerunner to the cia approached harvard psychologist walter langer and asked him to construct a psychological profile of adolf hitler.
In placing before the reader this unabridged translation of adolf hitler s book, mein kampf, i feel it my duty to call attention to certain historical facts which must be borne in mind if the reader would form a fair judgment of what is written in this extraordinary work. Psychoanalysis had much to say about the seductions of fascist ideology as well as perhaps from our point of view more tendentiously the psychopathology of individual nazi leaders. Born in a small town in austria, hitler had failed as an art student before becoming a corporal in the german army. President nixons new peace policy was in reality a policy of divide and be. With thirty chapters on ideology, politics, law, society, cultural policy, the fine arts, high and popular culture, science and medicine, sexuality, education, and other topics, the third reich sourcebook is the ultimate collection of primary sources on nazi germany. Encyclopedia of jewish and israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from antisemitism to zionism. This interpretation is based upon data appearing in tables 19, and table 21, and consists of an analysis of the relationship between hitler s phantasies and the elements of his ideology. Koenigsbergs book was the first to study political rhetoric from the perspective of embodied metaphor. Leadership, ideology, and the holocaust focuses on the problems of theory and history, in which the basic concern of psychoanalysis, the subjective strivings and perceptions, might be integrated with the basic concern of sociology, the organized collective behavior.
Langer that a psychological profile of adolf hitler needed to be developed. Hitler s theology investigates the use of theological motifs in adolf hitler s public speeches and writings, and offers an answer to the question of why hitler and his theopolitical ideology were so attractive and successful presenting an alternative to the discontents of modernity. Familienperspektiven, in which he raised the question of the psychological and motivational bases for hitler s aggression and passion for destruction, similarly to fromm. Wilhelm reich revisited, or the role of ideology in character analysis of the individual vs.
Find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. Through analysis of the images and metaphors contained within hitler s writings and speeches, koenigsberg reveals the deep structure the unconscious meaning of hitler s belief system. Can you guess which first edition cover the image above comes from. It should not be confused with psychotherapy, which is concerned with treating mental. Blaut eight eurocentric historians world of digitals. A study in psychoanalytic sociologywhy did hitler initiate the final solution and take germany to war. Jun 28, 2008 i think hitlers economic policies are covered in chapter twelve or so. By the time he became chancellor in 1933, they were quite firm. The intellectual reaction to fromms book was immediate and widespread, particularly. Anthropology in the third reich is a fascinating and provocative analysis of archival materials by gretchen e. At this time in our history, i definitely recommend reading that preface because the mass psychology of fascism is all around us right now. Pdf the basis for the article is wilhelm reichs 1933 book mass. Psychological analysis of hitler all about psychology.
Germany hitler ideology and the nature of the state. Psychoanalytic anthropology and the meaning of meaning. Based on analysis of hitlers rhetoric the words, images and metaphors contained within his writing and speecheskoenigsbergs study reveals the hidden narratives that were the source of hitlers ideology and the holocaust. The political views of adolf hitler have presented historians and biographers with some difficulty. A secret wartime 281 page report, authored by walter c. His influential book, hitlers ideology, has been called the best critical analysis of hitlers thought. In the latter paper, i stated that nazi germany had been selected as a case study because the ideology and social structure of an entire nation had been shaped by the phantasies of a single individual. By the interwar period, there were several different freudian accounts of the mind. A study in psychoanalytic sociology as want to read.
Carvethyork university toronto just as psychoanalysis shows how psychological factors influence the course of history and society, sociological analysis reveals that psychoanalysis, like. Embodied metaphor, fantsay, and history pb the present work, states the author, constitutes the foundation of a new science. Like many of his countrymen, he was embittered and humiliated by germanys defeat in world war i and was further outraged by the terms of. Therefore, the book cannot be considered a factual source of material. Hitlers ideology embodied metaphor, fantasy and history. Scholarly articles were identified by a search for the term terrorism in the following databases. Leadership, ideology, and the holocaust focuses on the problems of theory and history, in which the basic concern of psychoanalysis, the subjective strivings and perceptions, might be integrated with the basic concern of sociology. Journal of peace research the book is an excellent example of an insightful historical sociological analysis that highlights the need for further empirical research of organised violence. Gonen published by the university press of kentucky gonen, jay y. This exciting book provides deep insight into the relationship between components of the human psyche and social policy and endeavor, demonstrating that hitlers behavior followed as a consequence of his perception of reality.108 1139 1011 1365 911 884 353 925 267 1590 229 83 1263 322 1452 50 1025 695 166 1460 457 771 628 1661 469 207 1627 334 855 58 678 1534 776 336 1258 234 1040 226 1083 474 1150 1487 1247 1462 422 670 608 1338 291 640