By Robert Heynen
In Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the physique in Weimar Germany Robert Heynen explores the influence of conceptions of degeneration, exemplified by means of eugenics and social hygiene, at the social, cultural, and political historical past of the left in Germany, 1914–33. Hygienic practices of physically law have been vital to the extension of recent capitalist social kinfolk, and profoundly formed Weimar culture.
Heynen’s cutting edge interdisciplinary method attracts on Marxist and different serious traditions to check the politics of degeneration and socialist, communist, and anarchist responses. Drawing on key Weimar theorists and addressing creative and cultural events starting from Dada to worker-produced media, this ebook demanding situations us to reconsider traditional understandings of left tradition and politics, and of Weimar tradition extra more often than not.