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Performance anxiety : sport and work in Germany from the empire to Nazism / Michael Hau

Publication | Library Call Number: GV611 .H38 2017
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"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.

Series
German and European studies ; 25
German and European studies ; 25.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Hau, Michael, author.
Published
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
©2017
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-323) and index
Language
English
External Link
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