Author: Elizabeth Wallace, Northeastern University Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 20:22:20 -0500
I am writing a paper on fascism, specifically fascism in Spain during the years of the Franco dictatorship. I am trying to get a global angle on it and explore fascism in Italy and Germany of the same period and trace the ways that fascism as a phenomenon contributed to what led to World War II. I may try to write it as a historiographical paper which explores the ways that Spanish fascism has or has not been written about from a global perspective. Any ideas? Current articles that may be useful? I know there are some who would argue that it was not a fascist dictatorship at all.
Author: Steven Davidson, Southwestern University Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 10:15:35 -0500
For some global perspectives on "fascism" you might want to look at: "Nazionalfascismo and the Revolutionary Nationalism of Sun Yat-sen" by A.James Gregor and Maria Chang; "Intellectuals and Fascism in Early Showa Japan," by Miles Fletche; and "Fascism and the History of Pre-War Japan: The Failure of a Concept" by Peter Duus and Daniel Okimoto. All are in Journal of Asian Studies (Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, Nov. 1979).
Author: Paul Brasil, University of California, Santa Barbara Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 07:22:31 -0500
Perhaps you should start with Stanlet Payne's works
_Falange. A History of Spanish Fascism_ U Stanford 1961 _Fascism. Comparaison and Definition_ U Wisconsin Press, 1980 _The Franco Regime, 1936-1975_ U Wisconsin Press, 1987. _A History of Fascism, 1914-1945_ U Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Author: Andre Gunder Frank, University of Amsterdam Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 08:15:52 -0500
I know of a proposition that fascism in Italy definitely, and in Spain probably and in Germany maybe, was a response to Women's power threatening patriarchy, more than labor threatening capital.
Author: David Lindenfeld, Louisiana State University Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 15:29:42 -0500
Walter Laqueur, ed., *Fascism: A Readers Guide. Analyses, Interpretations, Bibliography* (Univ. of California Press, 1976), includes sections on fascism in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Author: Ward Tonsfeldt, Central Oregon College Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 15:00:44 -0500
I have always seen fascism as a matriarchial and gynocentric system
Author: Matthew Roberts, Northeastern University Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:12:07 -0500
> From: Ward Tonsfeldt, Central Oregon College
> I have always seen fascism as a matriarchial and gynocentric system
Hhow do you see fascism (I guess you mean fascism generally), as a matriarchial system? I wonder what gender historians might say about characterizing fascism that way? If you mean the way fascist leaders like Mussolini, emphasized pronatalism, then I can see one element in the idea of fascism as matriarchial. However, I am not convinced that matriarchy is an exact characterization for fascism as a system.
Author: A. Gunder Frank, University of Amsterdam Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 22:04:11 -0500
On the contrary, fascism is patriarchy to the nth degree, and I sent a private notre about that to the person who first posed the question.
Author: Jenny Lloyd, SUNY at Brockport
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 09:00:06 -0500
I sometimes portray fascism to my students as domestic ideology writ large. The leader is the father, requiring absolute obedience and taking care of all external affairs, and the state is the mother, nurturing its children, but also requring respect and obedience from them.
Author: Hubert van Tuyll, Augusta College Date: Sat, 1 Jun 1996 11:24:29 -0500
Defining fascism may be impossible; one could contemplate Mussolini's comment about its "superb aimlessness." But certainly it is both patriarchal [the state as dominant father figure] *and* matriarchal [the state as protector of things traditional, incl. the family.
Author: Anthony D'Agostino, San Francisco State University Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 17:42:34 -0500
One thing that European fascism was not: it was not the system with the most extreme division between rich and poor.
On Sat, 1 Jun 1996, H-WORLD wrote:
> From: Hubert van Tuyll, Augusta College
> Defining fascism may be impossible; one could contemplate Mussolini's
> comment about its "superb aimlessness." But certainly it is both > patriarchal [the state as dominant father figure] *and* matriarchal > [the state as protector of things traditional, incl. the family. >
[an error occurred while processing this directive]