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The depiction of crowds in 1930s German narrative fiction

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This study of 1930s German fiction adds a new dimension to existing scholarship on the depiction of crowds in literature. Whereas previous surveys on the topic have predominantly focused on the crowd as a revolutionary phenomenon judged on the basis of class perspectives, or as a feature of mass society, this investigation deals specifically with reactions to the crowd in its incarnation as a manifestation of and symbol for political fascism. Drawing on a number of contemporaneous theoretical...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German

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Funding agency for:
Rachel Harland
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:c8357884-eaf2-4daf-987b-82539148b38b
Local pid:
ora:6408

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