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Author Vadolas, Antonios.

Title Perversions of fascism [electronic resource] / Antonios Vadolas.

Imprint London : Karnac, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 339 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index.
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; PREFACE; PART I FASCISM AND PERVERSION; Introduction The perverse refractions of fascism: a retrospective; CHAPTER ONE 1930s-1940s: The Frankfurt School and the Freudian left; CHAPTER TWO 1940s-1970s: The authoritarian and evil profile of fascism; CHAPTER THREE 1970s-1980s: Neo-Freudian perspectives; CHAPTER FOUR 1990s: The surfeit of fascist jouissance; Part I: Conclusion; PART II DISCOURSE; Introduction: The domination of the fascist and the Sadean master; CHAPTER FIVE Power and mastery through the Lacanian prism; CHAPTER SIX The Lacanian discourse.
Summary 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. Antonio Vadolas develops a new rhetoric, de-pathologised and de-ideologised, regarding the structure of the so-called pervert, introducing new vocabu.
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Subject Fascism -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Vadolas, Antonios. Perversions of fascism. London : Karnac, 2009 9781855756021 (DLC) 2010285481 (OCoLC)466359013
ISBN 9781849407038 (electronic bk.)
1849407037 (electronic bk.)