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Genocide and Fascism : The Eliminationist Drive in Fascist Europe - Aristotle Kallis

Genocide and Fascism

The Eliminationist Drive in Fascist Europe

Hardcover Published: 13th October 2008
ISBN: 9780415339605
Number Of Pages: 414

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Drawing on the latest research into the ideological dynamics of fascism, Aristotle A. Kallis' fascinating new book is a major contribution to the understanding of the Holocaust, and the mass murder and genocide committed by Fascist regimes in the twentieth century.

Locating the Holocaust within an historical context, Kallis views the Nazi regime's crimes against humanity as a specific product of the inter-war European climate of culture and politics.

Refuting Daniel Goldhagen's theory that the Holocaust came about because of a unique form of 'eliminationist' 'anti-semitism' in the German identity, Kallis asks crucial questions about the complex and problematic relationship between fascism, anti-semitism, race and inter-war eliminationism.

For those studying the Holocaust, fascism or German history, Fascism and Genocide in Inter-War Europe will open eyes and minds to the theories of reasoning behind probably the most horrific event of the twentieth century.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: Main Concepts: Fascism, Nation-Statism, Eliminationism, and 'Fascist Agency'p. 1
The Overlapping Circles of Nationalism and Race: Constructing 'Other Ness' and Rehearsing Eliminationp. 21
Identity and 'Other-Ness': From Nationalism to the Elimination of 'Others'p. 23
'Race', 'Nation', and the 'Internal Enemy'p. 48
'Rebirth' and 'Cleansing': Fascist Ideology and the 'Licence to Hate'p. 85
The Fascist Synthesis: 'Rebirth', 'Cleansing', and the 'Ideal Nation-State'p. 87
Imagining Elimination: Fascist Ideologies, the Construction of the 'Other', and the 'Licence to Hate'p. 113
National Socialism: The 'Uniqueness' of Synthesis and Implementationp. 139
The 'Unique' German Case: Long-Term Trends and NS Agencyp. 141
The Radicalisation of the NS Project of Elimination and the 'Licence to Kill'p. 177
Genocide, Agency, and 'Licence' in the NS 'New Order' (1939-45)p. 209
National Eliminationist Projects and the Emergence of the NS 'Agentic Order'p. 211
The Fascist State as 'Agent': State Collaboration and Genocide in WW IIp. 236
Fascist Disciples as 'Agents': The 'Fifth Column' of the NS New Orderp. 261
'Licence to Kill' and 'Ordinary People': The 'Carnival' of Eliminationist Violencep. 284
Conclusionsp. 311
Notesp. 325
Referencesp. 331
Indexp. 393
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ISBN: 9780415339605
ISBN-10: 041533960X
Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 13th October 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1

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