Affirming psychosis : the mass appeal of Adolf Hitler
- Paul Matussek, Peter Matussek, Jan Marbach ; [translated by Anna Brailovsky].
- Uniform Title
- Hitler. English
- Frankfurt am Main ; New York : P. Lang, c2007.
- Physical description
- 216 p. ; 21 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-212) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- This study emerged out of the collaboration between a psychiatrist, a scholar of cultural studies, and a sociologist. It offers a new response to the reciprocity between the individual and the collective share in the dynamic of Hitler's delusion. Relying on a model of psychosis based on the most recent research on the polarity of the « private and « public self, and incorporating, with critical revisions, new literature on the cultural history of the Third Reich, the study demonstrates that Hitler was most certainly a « pathological case, who escaped the clinical consequences only because he had found an audience that stabilized his psychosis through an immense degree of acceptance. This interdisciplinary approach to psycho-historical Hitler research avoids the dead ends of previous, one-sided psychological or historical efforts and sheds new light on the issues of responsibility with respect to both the dictator and his German helpers.
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- Translator from label on t.p. verso.
- 3631547889 (pbk.)
- 9783631547885 (pbk.)
- 9780820498362 (US)
- 082049836X (US)
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