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.
|Introduction: Main Concepts: Fascism, Nation-Statism, Eliminationism, and 'Fascist Agency'||p. 1|
|The Overlapping Circles of Nationalism and Race: Constructing 'Other Ness' and Rehearsing Elimination||p. 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 Implementation||p. 139|
|The 'Unique' German Case: Long-Term Trends and NS Agency||p. 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 II||p. 236|
|Fascist Disciples as 'Agents': The 'Fifth Column' of the NS New Order||p. 261|
|'Licence to Kill' and 'Ordinary People': The 'Carnival' of Eliminationist Violence||p. 284|
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Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
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): 0.82
Edition Number: 1