Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Hau, Michael, author

Title Performance anxiety : sport and work in Germany from the empire to Nazism / Michael Hau
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2016
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series German and European studies ; 25
German and European studies ; 25
Summary "Performance Anxiety analyses the efforts of German elites, from 1890 to 1945, to raise the productivity and psychological performance of workers through the promotion of mass sports. Michael Hau reveals how politicians, sports officials, medical professionals, and business leaders, articulated a vision of a human economy that was coopted in 1933 by Nazi officials in order to promote competition in the workplace. Hau's original and startling study is the first to establish how Nazi leaders' discourse about sports and performance was used to support their claims that Germany was on its way to becoming a true meritocracy. Performance Anxiety is essential reading for political, social, and sports historians alike."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject National socialism -- History -- 20th century.
Sports -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Sports -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Work -- Government policy -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442630620
9781442630628 (cloth)
9781442630635 (electronic)