Imagining Mass Dictatorships : The Individual and the Masses in Literature and Cinema

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Title Imagining Mass Dictatorships : The Individual and the Masses in Literature and Cinema
Date 2013
Editor(s) Schoenhals, Michael; Sarsenov, Karin
English abstract
This volume in the series 'Mass Dictatorship in the Twentieth Century' sees twelve Swedish, Korean and Japanese scholars, theorists, and historians of fiction and non-fiction probe the literary subject of life in 20th century mass dictatorships. Generously defined, the 'literary' in this context covers a wide spectrum of narrative forms, ranging from the commercial television documentary to popular crime fiction, and from digitally restored amateur film on DVD to the Nobel Prize winning novel. It deals with mass dictatorship regimes as far apart as Nazi Germany, Park Chung-hee's South Korea, Stalinist Russia, post-war Hungary, Mao Zedong's China, apartheid's South Africa, and Ceausescu's Romania. The interplay of analytical ideas and the transnational perspectives that this volume brings add a new dimension to our understanding of traumatic events – 'dark chapters' – in 20th century history. By focusing the immense role of imagination within a cultural discourse otherwise dominated by irrefutable facts such as the existence of Holocaust and Gulag, this volume opens new ways of thinking perceptively about trauma, power and self.
Link http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=669745 (external link to publication)
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Series/Issue Mass Dictatorship in the Twentieth Century;5
ISBN 9781137330680
Pages 328
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) dictatorships
20th Century European History
20th Century Asian History
Communism
Fascism
Nazism
Genocide
Dissident
20th Century Literature
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15810 (link to this page)

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