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Caplan, Jane

Works: 60 works in 287 publications in 4 languages and 7,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Collaborator, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: CB63, 909
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane Caplan
A study of history by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Written on the body : the tattoo in European and American history( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the social sciences' growing fascination with tattooing--and the immense popularity of tattoos themselves--the practice has not left much of a historical record. And, until very recently, there was no good context for writing a serious history of tattooing in the West. This collection exposes, for the first time, the richness of the tattoo's European and American history from antiquity to the present day. In the process, it rescues tattoos from their stereotypical and sensationalized association with criminality. The tattoo has long hovered in a space between the cosmetic and the punitive. Throughout its history, the status of the tattoo has been complicated by its dual association with slavery and penal practices on the one hand and exotic or forbidden sexuality on the other. The tattoo appears often as an involuntary stigma, sometimes as a self-imposed marker of identity, and occasionally as a beautiful corporal decoration. This volume analyzes the tattoo's fluctuating, often uncomfortable position from multiple angles. Individual chapters explore fascinating segments of its history--from the metaphorical meanings of tattooing in Celtic society to the class-related commodification of the body in Victorian Britain, from tattooed entertainers in Germany to tattooing and piercing as self-expression in the contemporary United States. But they also accumulate to form an expansive, textured view of permanent bodily modification in the West. By combining empirical history, powerful cultural analysis, and a highly readable style, this volume both draws on and propels the ongoing effort to write a meaningful cultural history of the body. The contributors, representing several disciplines, have all conducted extensive original research into the Western tattoo. Together, they have produced an unrivalled account of its history. They are, in addition to the editor, Clare Anderson, Susan Benson, James Bradley, Ian Duffield, Juliet Fleming, Alan Govenar, Harriet Guest, Mark Gustafson, C.P. Jones, Charles MacQuarrie, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Stephan Oettermann, Jennipher A. Rosecrans, and Abby Schrader. -- Publisher description
Nazism, fascism and the working class by Timothy W Mason( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten seminal essays by Tim Mason on the history of National Socialism in Germany
Concentration camps in Nazi Germany : the new histories by Jane Caplan( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notorious concentration camp system was a central pillar of the Third Reich, supporting the Nazi war against political, racial and social outsiders whilst also intimidating the population at large. Established during the first months of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, several million men, women and children of many nationalities had been incarcerated in the camps by the end of the Second World War. At least two million lost their lives. This volume offers the first overview of the recent scholarship that has changed the way the camps are studied over the last two decades. Written by an international team of experts, the book covers such topics as the earliest camps; social life, work and personnel in the camps; the public face of the camps; issues of gender and commemoration; and the relationship between concentration camps and the Final Solution. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the current historiography of the camps, highlighting the key conclusions that have been made, commenting on continuing areas of debate, and suggesting possible directions for future research"--Publisher's description
Government without administration : state and civil service in Weimar and Nazi Germany by Jane Caplan( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi Germany by Jane Caplan( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents an introduction to the history of Nazi Germany. Its ten chapters, each written by an expert in the field, cover the most important themes, including the ideology and early history of Nazism."--Jacket
Social policy in the Third Reich : the working class and the national community by T. W Mason( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many social and economic historians will be pleased to learn that this pioneering study is at long last available in English translation. This book analyses the attitudes and policies of the Nazi leadership towards the German working class. It argues that the regime did not securely integrate the working class and was thus very uncertain of itself when it came to imposing mass economic sacrifices in the interests of forced rearmament. With a growing labour shortage in the late 1930s, industrial conflict re-emerged: these two factors slowed down military preparations for war and may well, it is argued, have influenced Hitler's foreign policy in 1938/39." "The author has added a substantial epilogue to this edition in which he responds to the main criticisms, aroused by the German original, and assesses the relevance of more recent research to the arguments put forward."--Jacket
Documenting individual identity : the development of state practices in the modern world( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses one of the least studied yet most pervasive aspects of modern life--the techniques and mechanisms by which official agencies certify individual identity. From passports and identity cards to labor registration and alien documentation, from fingerprinting to much-debated contemporary issues such as DNA-typing, body surveillance, and the catastrophic results of colonial-era identity documentation in postcolonial Rwanda, Documenting Individual Identity offers the most comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating topic ever published. The nineteen essays in this volume represent the collaborative effort of historians, sociologists, historians of science, political scientists, economists, and specialists in international relations. Together they cover a period from the emergence of systematic practices of written identification in early modern Europe through to the present day, and a geographic range that includes Europe, the Soviet Union, North and South America, and Africa. While the book is attuned to the nefarious possibilities of states' increasing capacity to identify individuals, it recognizes that these same techniques also certify citizens' eligibility for significant positive rights, such as welfare benefits and voting."--Publisher's information
Reevaluating the Third Reich by Thomas Childers( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's camp in Moringen : a memoir of imprisonment in Germany, 1936-1937 by Gabriele Herz( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nazi regime opened its first concentration camps within weeks of coming to power, but with the exception of Dachau the history of these early, improvised camps and their inmates is not yet widely known. Gabriele Herz's memoir, published for the first time, is a unique record of a Jewish woman's detention in the first women's concentration camp in Moringen (housed in part of an old-established workhouse), at a time when most other inmates were communists or Jehovah's Witnesses. This original translation of her wry and perceptive memoir is accompanied by an extensive introduction that sets Herz's experience in the history both of political detention under the Nazi regime and of the German workhouse system."--Publisher's website
The history of women in Germany from medieval times to the present : bibliography of English-language publications by Helena Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jetzt judenfrei." Writing Tourism in Nazi-Occupied Poland by Jane Caplan( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The geopolitical field is Nazi imperialism in Poland, and the microhistory is the tale of a single book. My tale turns on the material status and intellectual biography of this book, and involves a bit of autobiography as well."--Page 5
A Study of history by Arnold J Toynbee( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Frauenlager von Moringen : Schicksale in früher Nazi-Zeit by Gabriele Herz( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia : los grandes movimientos de la historia a través del tiempo, las civilizaciones y las religiones by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire : les grands mouvements de l'histoire à travers le temps, les civilisations, les religions / Arnold Toynbee avec la collab. de Jane Caplan ; préf. de Raymond Aron by Arnold J Toynbee( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bürokratie und Verbrechen : Antisemitische Finanzpolitik und Verwaltungspraxis im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland by Christiane Kuller( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government financial authorities were major actors in planning, legitimizing, and implementing the economic plunder of Germany’s Jews. How did this large and complex bureaucratic apparatus, with tens of thousands of employees, come to function as a seamless part of Nazi policy that willingly cooperated in the crimes of the Third Reich?
Industrial housewives : women's social work in the factories in Nazi Germany by Carola Sachse( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on women and their work, this valuable historical study traces industrial social work from its inception through the Nazi period. Author Sachse provides an analysis of policies applied to women workers rather than developed by and for them--as an example of how social policy treats women. This thorough book examines the continuities and discontinuities of industrial social work, and assesses the effect on the industrial welfare system of developments within National Socialism. Within this framework the study examines the role of women in industrial social work and labor relations, the
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Written on the body : the tattoo in European and American history
Written on the body : the tattoo in European and American historyNazism, fascism and the working classConcentration camps in Nazi Germany : the new historiesNazi GermanySocial policy in the Third Reich : the working class and the national communityDocumenting individual identity : the development of state practices in the modern worldReevaluating the Third ReichThe women's camp in Moringen : a memoir of imprisonment in Germany, 1936-1937
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