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Prof Kevin Passmore 

Kevin Passmore book covers


The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 391, 
Project supported by The British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, Fully revised edition 2014) pp. xiii+163. 
(Translated into Arabic, Bosnian, Russian, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kurdish, Korean, Tamil and Swedish)

Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province, 1928-1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997) pp. xvii + 333.

Edited books

The 1950s in European Society, Politics and Culture, Jointly edited with Heiko Feldner and Claire Gorrara (eds) (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar Press, 2011).

Writing History: Theory and Practice, Jointly edited with Stephan Berger and Heiko Feldner, (London: Arnold, 2003) pp. xvii + 323. (Revised edition, Bloomsbury, 2010)

Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 (Manchester: Manchester University Press and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003). Xii+275.

Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800, Jointly edited with Stephan Berger and Mark Donovan (London: Routledge, 1999) pp. 304.

Refereed journal articles

‘The gendered genealogy of political religions theory’, Gender and History, Vol. 20 No. 3 (2008), pp. 644-68

‘The naming of fascism’, and ‘Generic fascism and the historians’ Erwägen Wissen Ethik, Jg. 15, Heft 3, (2004), pp. 335-7 and 403-5.

‘Femininity and the right: from Moral Order to Moral Order’, Modern and Contemporary France, Vol. 8, No. 1 (February 2000), pp. 55-69.

‘“Planting the tricolour in the citadels of communism”: Women’s social action in the Croix de feu and Parti Social Français’, The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 71 No. 4, (December 1999), pp. 814-851.

‘Boy-scouting for grown-ups? Paramilitarism in the Croix de Feu and PSF’, French Historical Studies, Vol. 19 No. 2 (Fall, 1995), pp. 527-57.

‘Business, corporatism and the crisis of the French Third Republic: the example of the silk industry in Lyon’, Historical Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4 (1995), pp. 959-987.

‘The Croix de Feu: Bonapartism, national-populism or fascism?’, French History, Vol. 9 No. 1 (March, 1995), pp. 93-123 (ISSN 0269-1191). Reprinted in Fascism: Critical Concepts in Political Science, Vol. 4, The Fascist Epoch, edited by Roger Griffin with Matthew Feldman (London: Routledge, 2003)  pp. 202-228.

‘The French Third Republic: stalemate society or cradle of fascism?’, French History, Vol. 7 No. 4, (December, 1993), pp. 417-449.

Contributions to edited books

‘Collective psychology, anti-southern prejudice and constitutional reform in interwar France: The Stavisky scandal and the riots of 6 February 1934’, in Sam Kalman and Sean Kennedy (eds), The Right in France between the Wars (Berghan, January 2014).

‘Les préjugés antiméridionaux en France et anticeltiques en Grande Bretagne’, in À droite de la droite. Les droites radicales en France et en Grande Bretagne au XXe siècle, edited by Philippe Vervaecke, (Lille: Septentrion, 2012), 59-86.

‘History and Social Science since 1945’, in Daniel Woolf and Axel Schneider (eds) The Oxford History of Historical Writing, Vol V: 1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)

‘The 1950s in the historiography of Europe: Norman Davies and Eric Hobsbawm’, in Heiko Feldner, Claire Gorrara, and Kevin Passmore (eds) The 1950s in European Society, Politics and Culture (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar press, 2011), 29-39

‘Theories of fascism: A view from the perspective of women’s and gender history’, in Re-thinking the Nature of Fascism, ed. by Antònio Costa Pinto (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010)

‘The intellectual origins of fascism’, in RJB Bosworth (ed) The Oxford handbook of Fascism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, February 2009), pp. 11-31

‘The construction of crisis in interwar France’, in Brian Jenkins (ed),  France in the Fascist Era (Oxford: Berg, 2005), pp. 151-199.

‘History and poststructuralism’, in Writing History: Theory and Practice, Stephan Berger, Heiko Feldner and Kevin Passmore (eds) (London: Arnold, 2003) pp. 118-40.

‘The Republic in Crisis: Politics, 1914-1945’, in The Oxford Short History of France, Vol. vii, Modern France: 1880-2000, edited by James McMillan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 39-71.

‘Europe’, in Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945, edited by Kevin Passmore (Manchester: Manchester University Press, and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003), pp. 235-68.

‘Introduction’, in Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945, edited by Kevin Passmore (Manchester: Manchester University Press, and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003), pp. 1-10.

‘Politics’, in The Short Oxford History of Europe, vol. viii: 1900-1945, edited by Julian Jackson, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 77-115 (ISBN: 0-19-924428-6) translated into Spanish and Polish).

‘Catholicism and nationalism: the Fédération républicaine, 1927-1939’, in Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century France, ed. by Kay Chadwick (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000), pp. 47-72.

‘The Croix de Feu and fascism: a foreign thesis obstinately maintained’, in The Development of the Extreme-Right Wing in France since 1870: From Boulanger to Le Pen, ed. by Edward J. Arnold (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 100-118.

‘Historians and the nation-state: Some conclusions’, (with Stefan Berger and Mark Donovan) in Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800, edited by Stephan Berger, Mark Donovan and Kevin Passmore (London: Routledge, 1999), pp. 281-304.

‘Class, gender and populism: the Parti Populaire Français in Lyon, 1936-1940’, in The Right in France, 1789-1997, ed. by Nicholas Atkin and Frank Tallet (London: Tauris Academic Press, 1997), pp. 183-214.

‘Une Contre-mobilisation: la droite et l'extrême droite lyonnaises en 1939’, in Le Geste Commémoratif, ed. by Jean Duvallon, Philippe Dujardin and Gérard Sabatier (Lyon: Sup'Copy/CERIEP, 1994), pp. 445-465.