Book ID: CBB000063252

Science, technology and National Socialism (1994)

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Renneberg, Monika (Editor)
Walker, Mark (Editor)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 1994
Physical Details: xix + 422 pp.; illus.; notes; index

This book provides a survey of the development of scientific disciplines and technical projects under National Socialism in Germany. Each contribution addresses a different, new aspect which is important for judging the interaction between science, technology and National Socialism. In particular, the personal conduct of individual scientists and engineers as well as the functionality of certain the ones and projects are examined. All essays share a common theme: continuity and discontinuity. All authors cover a period that reaches back to the Weimar Republic and forward beyond the end of National Socialism to the post-war period. This unanimity of approach provides answers to major questions about the nature of Hitler's regime and about possible lines of continuity in science and technology which may transcend political upheaval. The book is also the most comprehensive to date on this subject, and includes essays on engineering, geography, biology, psychology, physics, mathematics, and science policy. It thus offers something of interest for the specialist, engineer and historian as well as an unprecedented overview of science and technology before, during and after the Third Reich. (Worldcat)

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Description Contents: Renneberg, Monika, Walker, Mark: Scientists, engineers and National Socialism. Heinemann-Grüder, Andreas: Keinerlei Untergang: German armaments engineers during the Second World War and in the service of the victorious powers. Neufeld, Michael J.: The guided missile and the Third Reich: Peenemünde and the forging of a technological revolution. Trischler, Helmuth: Self-mobilization or resistance? Aeronautical research and National Socialism. Albrecht, Ulrich: Military technology and National Socialist ideology. Rössler, Mechtild: “Area research” and “spatial planning” from the Weimar Republic to the German Federal Republic: Creating a society with a spatial order under National Socialism. Macrakis, Kristie: The ideological origins of institutes at the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft in National Socialist Germany. Deichmann, Ute, Müller-Hill, Benno: Biological research at universities and Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes in Nazi Germany. Weiss, Sheila Faith: Pedagogy, professionalism and politics: Biology instruction during the Third Reich. Geuter, Ulfried: The whole and the community: Scientific and political reasoning in the holistic psychology of Felix Krueger. Wise, M. Norton: Pascual Jordan: Quantum mechanics, psychology, National Socialism. Osietzki, Maria: The ideology of early particle accelerators: An association between knowledge and power. Weiss, Burghard: The “Minerva” project: The accelerator laboratory at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute/Max Planck Institute of Chemistry: Continuity in fundamental research. Mehrtens, Herbert: The social system of mathematics and National Socialism: A survey. Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard: The problem of anti-fascist resistance of “apolitical” German scholars. Mehrtens, Herbert: Irresponsible purity: The political and moral structure of mathematical sciences in the National Socialist state.


Reviewed By

Review Stokes, R.G. (1994) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Science (pp. 124-25). unapi

Review Hunley, J.D. (1996) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Technology and Culture (pp. 196-97). unapi

Review Kleinert, A. (1997) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Revue d'Histoire des Sciences (p. 232). unapi

Review Olff-Nathan, J. (1997) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences (pp. 159-60). unapi

Review Tandler, A. (1999) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". History and Technology (pp. 375-78). unapi

Review Ash, M.G. (1995) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 458-62). unapi

Review Weindling, P. (1996) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". English Historical Review (pp. 808-9). unapi

Review Harwood, J. (1995) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". German History (pp. 274-75). unapi

Review Gispen, K. (1995) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Central European History (pp. 110-12). unapi

Review Todd, E.N. (1996) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". Bulletin of the History of Medicine (pp. 738-39). unapi

Review Kershaw, I. (1995) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". History (pp. 513-14). unapi

Review Porter, R. (1995 (June 9)) Review of "Science, technology and National Socialism". TLS: Times Literary Supplement (p. 34). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Neufeld, Michael J. (1994) The guided missile and the Third Reich: Peenemunde and the forging of a technological revolution. In: Science, technology and National Socialism (p. 51). unapi

Chapter Geuter, Ulfried (1994) The whole and the community: Scientific and political reasoning in the holistic psychology of Felix Krueger. In: Science, technology and National Socialism (p. 197). unapi

Chapter Wise, M. Norton (1994) Pascual Jordan: Quantum mechanics, psychology, National Socialism. In: Science, technology and National Socialism (p. 224). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Camiller, Patrick
Ebbo Schröder
Esposito, Fernando
Trunk, Achim
Timms, Edward
Taschwer, Klaus
Journals
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
TG Technikgeschichte
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Science in Context
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Central European History
Publishers
Wallstein Verlag
Springer-Verlag
Pearson Longman
Palgrave Macmillan
Czernin Verlag
Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion
Concepts
National Socialism
Science and politics
Technology and politics
Engineering
Technology
Biology
People
Vogt, Oskar
Vogt, Cécile
Rüdin, Ernst
Lorenz, Konrad
Haeckel, Ernst
Franco, Francisco
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
Places
Germany
United States
Sweden
Spain
Italy
Austria
Institutions
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft
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