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Author Swett, Pamela E., 1970-

Title Neighbors and enemies : the culture of radicalism in Berlin, 1929-1933 / Pamela E. Swett
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004

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Description xvi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Neighborhoods and metropolis -- 2. Rebellion at home and in the community -- 3. Republicanism or radicalism : appeals to Berlin's workers -- 4. Conflict and cooperation : political independence in Berlin's neighborhoods -- 5. The logic of violence
Summary "Neighbors and Enemies provides a new interpretation of the collapse of Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic, which ended with the naming of Adolf Hitler as chancellor in January 1933. This study focuses on individual workers in Berlin and their strategies to confront the crises in their daily lives that were introduced by the transformation of society after 1918 and intensified by the Depression. Tensions between the sexes and generations, among neighbors, within families, and between citizens and their political parties led to the emergence of a radical - and at times violent - neighborhood culture that signaled a loss of faith in political institutions
Swett offers an interpretation that marries a history of daily life in Depression-era Berlin with an analysis of the meanings of local politics in workers' communities, shifting our focus for understanding Weimar's collapse and the emergence of the Third Reich from the halls of governmental power to the streets of the urban core."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and index
Subject Radicalism -- Germany -- Berlin -- History -- 20th century.
Right and left (Political science)
Berlin (Germany) -- Politics and government.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
LC no. 2003067584
ISBN 0521834619 hardback