Gender Politics and Mass Dictatorship: Global Perspectives

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorKaren Petrone, Jie-Hyun Lim

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Unique in comparative scope, this volume brings together global scholarship on gender. Thirteen international experts explore the gendered mobilization of men and women in twentieth century European and Asian mass dictatorships and colonial empires, examining both mobilization 'from above' and self-empowerment 'from below'.

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Unique in comparative scope, this volume brings together global scholarship on gender. Thirteen international experts explore the gendered mobilization of men and women in twentieth century European and Asian mass dictatorships and colonial empires, examining both mobilization 'from above' and self-empowerment 'from below'.

JIE-HYUN LIM is Professor and Director of the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture at Hanyang University, Korea. He is a comparative historian of East Asia and Eastern Europe focusing on issues of nationalism, colonialism, dictatorship and memory. He is currently writing a monograph on A Transnational History of 'Vict...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.93 × 5.64 × 0.95 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Notes on the Contributors
Series Introduction: Mapping Mass Dictatorship: Towards a Transnational History of Twentieth Century Dictatorship; J-H.Lim
PART I: COMPARATIVE CONTEXTS
Introduction: Meandering Between Self-empowerment and Self-mobilisation; K.Petrone&J-H.Lim
Mass Dictatorship and Gender Politics: Is the Outcome Predictable?; B.Einhorn
Consensus Formation, Race and Gender in Histories of National Socialist Germany; C.Koonz
PART II: INTERWAR GENDER NEGOTIATIONS
Little Prefects: The Embodiment of Masculinity in Interwar Britain; S.Kim
Between Fascism and Feminism: Women Activists of the British Union of Fascists; W.Yeom
Between Exploitation and Empowerment: Soviet Women Negotiate Stalinism; K.Petrone
Male Bodies: Well Trained Muscles or Beer Bellies? From the 'Master race' in Nazism to the Ruling Class in East Germany; A.Lüdtke
PART III: GENDER AND EMPIRE IN COLONIAL DICTATORSHIPS
The State, Family and 'Womanhood' in Colonial Korea: 'Public' Women and the Contradictions of the Total Mobilisation Program; K.H.Kim
Mothers of the Empire: Military Conscription and Mobilisation in Late Colonial Korea; M.Kim
'Taming Soldiers': The Gender Politics of Japanese Soldiers in Total War; Y.Ahn
PART IV: POSTWAR AUTHORITARIANISMS
Sex in Big-Character Posters from China's Cultural Revolution: Gendering the Class Enemy; M.Schoenhals
The Discourses of the Modernisation Project in South Korea and its Gender Politics; E.Kim
From Welfare State to Self-welfare: Everyday Opposition among Female Textile-Workers in Lódz, 1971-81; M.Mazurek
Index