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Beyond Totalitarianism Stalinism and Nazism Compared

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ISBN-10: 0521723973

ISBN-13: 9780521723978

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael Geyer, Sheila Fitzpatrick

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In essays written jointly by specialists on Soviet and German history, the contributors to this book rethink and rework the nature of Stalinism and Nazism and establish a new methodology for viewing their histories that goes well beyond the now-outdated twentieth-century models of totalitarianism, ideology, and personality. Doing the labor of comparison gives us the means to ascertain the historicity of the two extraordinary regimes and the wreckage they have left. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, scholars of Europe are no longer burdened with the political baggage that constricted research and conditioned interpretation and have access to hitherto closed archives. The time is right for a fresh look at the two gigantic dictatorships of the twentieth century and for a return to the original intent of thought on totalitarian regimes - understanding the intertwined trajectories of socialism and nationalism in European and global history.
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: After Totalitarianism - Stalinism and Nazism Compared
Governance
The Political (Dis)Orders of Stalinism and National Socialism
Utopian Biopolitics: Reproductive Policies, Gender Roles, and Sexuality in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union
Violence
State Violence - Violent Societies
The Quest for Order and the Pursuit of Terror: National Socialist Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union as Multiethnic Empires
Socialization
Frameworks for Social Engineering: Stalinist Schema of Identification and the Nazi Volksgemeinschaft
Energizing the Everyday: On the Breaking and Making of Social Bonds in Nazism and Stalinism
The New Man in Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany
Entanglements
States of Exception: The Nazi-Soviet War as a System of Violence, 1939-1945
Mutual Perceptions and Projections: Stalin's Russia in Nazi Germany - Nazi Germany in the Soviet Union
Works Cited
Index