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Wiesen, S. Jonathan
Creating the Nazi marketplace : commerce and consumption in the Third Reich / S. Jonathan Wiesen
Alternate Title Commerce and consumption in the Third Reich
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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 3rd Floor  HC290.5.C6 W53 2011    AVAILABLE
Gift from Sidney and Lorraine Bolkosky, 2012
Subject(s) Consumption (Economics) -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Consumer behavior -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Marketing -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Subject Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
Subject(s) National socialism
Physical Description xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
NOTE Gift from Sidney and Lorraine Bolkosky, 2012
Summary "When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they promised to build a vibrant consumer society. But they faced a dilemma. They recognized that consolidating support for the regime required providing Germans with the products they desired. At the same time, the Nazis worried about the degrading cultural effects of mass consumption and its association with "Jewish" interests. This book examines how both the state and private companies sought to overcome this predicament. Drawing on a wide range of sources - advertisements, exhibition programs, films, consumer research, and marketing publications - the book traces the ways National Socialists attempted to create their own distinctive world of buying and selling. At the same time, it shows how corporate leaders and everyday Germans navigated what S. Jonathan Wiesen calls "the Nazi marketplace." A groundbreaking work that combines cultural, intellectual, and business history, Creating the Nazi Marketplace offers an innovative interpretation of commerce and ideology in the Third Reich"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-263) and index
Contents National Socialism and the market -- Commerce for the community: advertising, marketing, and public relations in Hitler's Germany -- Rotary clubs, consumption, and the Nazis' achievement community -- Finding the 'voice of the consumer': the Society for Consumer Research in the 1930s -- World War II and the virtuous marketplace
Alternate Author Library donation, 2012

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