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Autonomy in the Extreme Situation: Bruno Bettelheim, the Nazi Concentration Camps and the Mass Society

Marcus, Paul

Published by Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, 1999
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Quarto. XIV, [2], 212, [2]pp. Original burgundy cloth with silver lettering on spine and front cover. One of the first works Bettelheim published was his Individual and Mass Behavior in Extreme Situations, in which he analyzed inmates' behavior in concentration camps. Bettelheim spent more than ten months in Nazi camps, during which time he studied the effects of the extreme environment on the fellow prisoners, the prison guards, and himself. This provocative and controversial theory of behavior in conditions of extremity is widely regarded as one of the most influential narratives to date on the nature of inmate behavior in the Nazi concentration camps. In this remarkable book, Paul Marcus' aim is to demonstrate that Bettelheim has been significantly misunderstood by most of his critics (including Krell) as well as those scholars who have favorably cited his work. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 33422

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Title: Autonomy in the Extreme Situation: Bruno ...

Publisher: Praeger, Westport, Connecticut

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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