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Perversions of fascism

Author: Antonios Vadolas
Publisher: London : Karnac, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contemporary versions of evil demonise modern "fascists", "totalitarian threats", and "Hitlers". As if not obscure enough, fascist evil has been equivocally linked with perversion. This book reveals that both fascism and perversion implicate the non-symbolisable kernel in politics, which becomes the source of their mystification. It argues that the fascist does not take the same discursive position as the pervert  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonios Vadolas
ISBN: 9781855756021 1855756021
OCLC Number: 466359013
Description: xxxvi, 339 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: About the author --
Preface --
part I: Fascism and perversion. Introduction ; The perverse refractions of fascism: a retrospective ; 1930s-1940s: the Frankfurt School and the Freudian left ' 1940s-1970s: the authoritarian and evil profile of fascism ; 1970s-1980s: neo-Freudian perspectives ; Part I: conclusion --
Part II: Discourse. Introduction ; The domination of the fascist and the Sadean master ; Power and mastery through the Lacanian prism ; The Lacanian discourse ; Three masters, three systems of domination ; Part II: conclusion --
Part III: Ethics. Introduction ; Imagine the law: domination and the ethics of desire ; Sade with Kant and Eichmann ; Ethics and guilt ; From imaginary to democratic ethics ; Part III: conclusion --
Part IV: Politics. Introduction ; Politics and the embodiment of jouissance ; Beyond the fascist Utopia ; Extra-ordinary anxiety ; Negating disavowal ; Part IV: conclusion --
Conclusion: Love the object of your anxiety.
Responsibility: Antonios Vadolas.

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"Contemporary versions of evil demonise modern "fascists", "totalitarian threats", and "Hitlers". As if not obscure enough, fascist evil has been equivocally linked with perversion. This book reveals that both fascism and perversion implicate the non-symbolisable kernel in politics, which becomes the source of their mystification. It argues that the fascist does not take the same discursive position as the pervert does, regarding this symbolic gap"--

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'Fascism has often been regarded as a perverse ideology and perversion may easily appear as a fascist form of sexuality, yet in this brilliant book Vadolas demonstrates that these associations Read more...

 
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