The Hitler Salute: On the Meaning of a Gesture

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A strikingly original investigation of the origins and dissemination of the world's most infamous greeting Sometimes the smallest detail reveals the most about a culture. In Heil Hitler: The History of a Gesture, sociologist Tilman Allert uses the Nazi transformation of the most mundane human interaction--the greeting--to show how National Socialism brought about the submission and conformity of a whole society. Made compulsory in 1933, the Hitler salute developed into a daily reflex in a matter of mere months, and quickly ...

The Hitler Salute: On the Meaning of a Gesture 2009, St. Martins Press-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312428303

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The Hitler Salute: On the Meaning of a Gesture 2008, Metropolitan Books (imprint of Henry Holt & Company), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805081787

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