Scenographies of suicide: Hitler and his victims
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Scenographies of suicide: Hitler and his victims. ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, 34 (2). pp. 261-279. ISSN 0308-5147Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03085140500054651
Writings on the most extreme concentration camps offer a number of explanations for low rates of suicide. Drawing on philosophical anthropology, this article argues that the categories of 'worldlessness' - deprivation of the means of keeping reality at a distance - and temporal perversion - reduction of the capacity for retention and protention - offer the most general way of formulating the camps' inhumanity and of bringing these explanations together. Following Blumenberg, it is argued that these categories may also be used to make sense of the world orientation of Adolf Hitler.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMY AND SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||ROUTLEDGE TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 261-279|
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