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In the society of fascists : acclamation, acquiescence, and agency in Mussolini's Italy /
edited by Giulia Albanese and Roberta Pergher.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012.
description
viii, 252 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN
023039292X, 9780230392922
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012.
isbn
023039292X
9780230392922
catalogue key
8695657
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index (p. 243-252)
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Giulia Albanese is an assistant professor at the University of Padova. She obtained her PhD in History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence. Her research focuses on the origins of fascism, political violence, and authoritarian cultures. She is currently working on a comparative study examining political violence and institutional crisis in Spain, Portugal, and Italy in the 1920s. She is the author of La Marcia su Roma (2006) and Alle origini del fascismo. La violenza politica a Venezia (1919-1922) (2001). Roberta Pergher is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas. She has been a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and a postdoctoral fellow at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching interests are centered in the history of Modern Europe, in particular the history of Italy and Germany, and include the topics of comparative fascism, colonialism, and borderland studies. She is the author of several articles on Fascist demographic policy and settler experiences.
Summaries
Main Description
It has been a commonplace in Italian scholarship that Fascism enjoyed its long tenure not through terror but because of widespread popular consensus. By contrast a recent wave of research has reintroduced the notion of 'totalitarianism' to discussions of Mussolini's regime - yet often without testing the degree of active participation or opposition. So what was the relationship between Fascists and followers, party and people? Bringing together young Italian scholars - many appearingfor the first time in English - engaged in new research on both elites and ordinary people, this volume offers a wide-ranging, in-depth analysis of Italian society's involvement in Fascism.
Main Description
It has been a commonplace in Italian scholarship that Fascism enjoyed its long tenure not through terror but because of widespread popular consensus. By contrast a recent wave of research has reintroduced the notion of 'totalitarianism' to discussions of Mussolini's regimeyet often without testing the degree of active participation or opposition. So what was the relationship between Fascists and followers, party and people? Bringing together young Italian scholarsmany appearing for the first time in Englishengaged in new research on both elites and ordinary people, this volume offers a wide-ranging, in-depth analysis of Italian society's involvement in Fascism.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Historians, Fascism, and Italian Society: Mapping the Limits of Consentp. 1
Borghesi in Uniform: Masculinity, Militarism, and the Brutalization of Politics from the First World War to the Rise of Fascismp. 29
Violence and Political Participation during the Rise of Fascism (1919-1926)p. 49
Consent, Mobilization, and Participation: The Rise of the Middle Class and Its Support for the Fascist Regimep. 69
Neither Bluff nor Revolution: The Corporations and the Consolidation of the Fascist Regime (1925-1926)p. 87
The Entrepreneurial Bourgeoisie and Fascismp. 109
The Allure of the Welfare Statep. 131
The "New Racist Man": Italian Society and the Fascist Anti-Jewish Lawsp. 149
The Consent of Memory: Recovering Fascist-Settler Relations in Libyap. 169
The Royal Army's Betrayal? Two Different Italian Policies in Yugoslavia (1941-1943)p. 189
Clio among the Camicie Nere: Italian Historians and Their Allegiances to Fascism (1930s-1940s)p. 211
Notes on the Contributorsp. 233
Selected Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 243
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