Oppression and violence are often cited as the pivotal aspects of modern dictatorships, but it is the collusion of large majorities that enable these regimes to function. The desire for a better life and a powerful national, if not imperial community provide the basis for the many forms of people's cooperation explored in this volume.
Alf Lüdtke is retired from the Max-Planck-Institute for History, in Göttingen, Germany, and the University of Erfurt, Germany, where he is now Honorarprofessor. He has held Visiting Professorships at universities in the U.S. (Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Israel, and South Korea. He researches domination and violence, transformations of industrial work, the emergence of 'modern' forms of the visual, and the history of the everyday. Recent publications include: Unsettling History: Archiving and Narrating in Historiography (co-editor); Istorija povsednevnosti v Germanii; Kolonialgeschichten (co-editor); and Polizei, Gewalt und Staat im 20: Jahrhundert (co-editor).
1. Introductory Notes; Alf Lüdtke
2. Ordinary People, Self-Energising, and Room for Manoeuvering: Examples from 20th Century European Dictatorships; Alf Lüdtke
3. The Third Reich: Police State or Self-Policing Society?; Peter Lambert
4. Self-Reassurance in Troubled Times: German Diaries During the Upheavals of 1933; Michael Wildt
5. Collaboration, Complicity, and Evasion Under Italian Fascism; Paul Corner
6. Stalinism 'From Below'?: Soviet State, Society, and the Great Terror; Kevin McDermott
7. The Politics of National Language and Wartime Mobilisation of Everyday Life in Late Colonial Korea, 1937-1945; Kyu Hyun Kim
8. Industrial Warriors: Labour Heroes and Everyday Life in Wartime Colonial Korea, 1937-1945; Michael Kim
9. Consumption and Consumerism in the German Democratic Republic; Harald Dehne
10. North Korea and the Education of Desire: Totalitarianism, Everyday Life, and the Making of Post-Colonial Subjectivity; Charles K. Armstrong
11. Comrade Min, Women's Paid Labour, and the Centralising Party-State: Postwar Reconstruction in North Korea; Andre Schmid
12. Between Autonomy and Productivity: the Everyday Lives of Korean Women Workers During the Park Chung-hee Era; Won Kim
13. Conscription, Collaboration, and Self-Cutting in Rural Senegal During and After World War II; Dennis Galvan
14. The Convention People's Party (CPP) in Ghana, late 1950s to the 1970s: Mobilisation for Transformation; Richard Rathbone