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Women, gender and fascism in Europe, 1919-1945

Passmore, Kevin, ed. 2003. Women, gender and fascism in Europe, 1919-1945. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

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Abstract

What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate their rights? This question has vexed feminist scholars for decades and has led to many lively debates in the academy. In this context, during the 1980s, the study of women, gender, and fascism in twentieth-century Europe took off, pioneered by historians such as Claudia Koonz and Victoria de Grazia. This volume makes an exciting contribution to the evolving body of work based upon these earlier studies, bringing emerging scholarship on Central and Eastern Europe alongside that of more established Western European historiography on the topic. Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-45 features fourteen essays covering Serbia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, and Poland in addition to Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and Britain, and a conclusion that pulls together a European-wide perspective. As a whole, the volume provides a compelling comparative examination of this important topic through current research, literature reviews, and dialogue with existing debates. The essays cast new light on questions such as women's responsibility for the collapse of democracy in interwar Europe, the interaction between the women's movement and the extreme right, and the relationships between conceptions of national identity and gender. Kevin Passmore is a lecturer in history at Cardiff University and author of Fascism: A Very Short Introduction.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Additional Information: The volume includes an introduction by Kevin Passmore (pp.1-10) and a chapter entitled 'Europe', pp. 235-268.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813533070
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:51
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3871

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