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Fascism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Kevin Passmore

May 2014

ISBN: 9780199685363

184 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Fascism is notoriously hard to define. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world, to make sense of its ideology and place in the modern world.

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Fascism is notoriously hard to define. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world, to make sense of its ideology and place in the modern world.

  • Succinct history of fascism, from its pre-First World War origins to the contemporary resurgence of the far right
  • Draws on recent research on fascism, making sense of the highly complicated and various forms and ideas of fascism
  • Coverage of eastern as well as western Europe
  • Anchors the analysis in narrative history, making the complex ideas manageable
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introduction series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this edition

  • Updated section on the importance of crowd psychology in fascism
  • Includes a new chapter on fascism and culture
  • Includes new findings on transnational research
  • Traces the progress of the far right since 2002
  • Updated further reading section

About the Author(s)

Kevin Passmore, Reader in History at Cardiff University

Dr Kevin Passmore is a Reader in History at Cardiff University. His The Right in the Third Republic was published by OUP in November 2012. He has continued to publish widely on fascism since publication of the VSI in 2002, but has also written on the history of the social sciences and historical writing.

Table of Contents

    1:'A and not A': what is fascism?
    2:Fascism before fascism?
    3:Italy: 'making history with the fist'
    4:Germany: the racial state
    5:The diffusion of fascism
    6:Phoenix from the ashes?
    7:Fascism, nation, and race
    8:Fascism, women, and gender
    9:Fascism and class
    10:Fascism and us
    Further reading
    index

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