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Pan-Germanism and the Austrofascist State, 1933-38$
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Julie Thorpe

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079672

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079672.001.0001

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Creating a fascist press at home and abroad

Creating a fascist press at home and abroad

(p.45) 2 Creating a fascist press at home and abroad
Pan-Germanism and the Austrofascist State, 1933-38

Julie Thorpe

Manchester University Press

This chapter appraises the social-communication medium of newspapers as a vehicle for advancing and proliferating the notion of pan-Germanism among the German people, starting from the first Austrian republic down to the establishment of the Austrofascist state in 1933. It shows the responses of Austrofascist press officials to the apparent moral apathy, apolitical tendencies and sensationalism, which they perceived to be the result of representative democracy in post-war Austria. Quite paradoxically, the Austrian press was impeded multiple times by the Austrian legislations aimed at reverting the former's democratization process. The near mass hysteria regarding newspapers was apparent only when the gazettes went out of print intermittently, courtesy of the preventive legislations. Even then, the reading ‘revolution’ in Austria was lagging at least half a century behind France's, and Austria found it difficult to match the scales of Germany, where rapid urbanization post-unification (1871) fed into the newspaper frenzy.

Keywords:   Austrofascist press, sensationalism, legislation, newspaper, France, reading revolution

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