Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Book — xi, 234 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes on Contributors--
1. Introducton-- PART I: TWO OVERVIEW--
2. Popular Opinion in Russia under Prewar Stalinism--
3. Consensus, Coercion and Popular Opinion in the Third Reich: Some Reflections-- PART II: THE FIRST DICTATORSHIPE--
4. Liberation from Autonomy: Mapping Self-understandings in Stalin's Time--
5. Beyond Binaries: Popular Opinion in Stalinism--
6. Popular Opinion in Nazi Germany as a Factor in the Policy of the 'Solution of the Jewish Question': The Nuremberg Laws and the Reichskristallnacht--
7. Popular Opinion in Nazi Germany: Mobilisation, Experience, Perceptions. The View from the Wurttemberg Countryside--
8. Fascist Italy in the 1930s: Popular Opinion in the Provinces-- PART III: DICTATORSHIP AFTER 1945--
9. Poland: The Silence of Those Deprived of Voice--
10. Consent in the Communist GDR or How to Interpret Lion Feuchtwanger's Blindness in Moscow 1937--
11. Demography, Opportunity, or Ideological Conversion? Reflections on the role of the 'second Hitler Youth generation', or '1929ers', in the GDR--
12. Tacit Minimal Consensus: the Always Precarious East German Dictatorship-- Select Bibliography-- Index of Names.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fascism, Nazism, and Communism dominated the history of much of the twentieth century, yet comparatively little attention has focused on popular reactions to the regimes that sprang from these ideologies. Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes is the first volume to investigate popular reactions to totalitarian rule in the Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the communist regimes in Poland and East Germany after 1945. The contributions, written for this volume by internationally acknowledged experts in their fields, move beyond the rather static vision provided by traditional themes of consent and coercion to construct a more nuanced picture of everyday life in the various regimes. The book provides many new insights into the ways totalitarian regimes functioned and the reasons for their decline, encouraging comparisons between the different regimes and stimulating re-evaluation of long-established positions. (source: Nielsen Book Data)