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How Did Hitler's Personal And Historical Forms Of Identity?

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According to Jenkins (2014) who we are or who we are seen to be depend on personal, collective, and historical forms of identity. Identity creates a moral system, the formation of likes/dislikes, and the “other” or the “spoken about” (Jenkins, 2014). Identity is produced in a symbolic relationship between people and denotes the ways in which individuals and the collective are distinguished (Jenkins, 2014). The media plays a large role in how identities can be shaped, and this paper will analyze the affects of the American media and how it in turn shaped not only Nazi Party but also how Hitler’s personal and political identity was shaped. Throughout the 18th century and before, identity was mostly assigned, rather then adopted or selected
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