White West Vol. 1 - The Afterlife of Fascism
|Author||Kader Attia; Anselm Franke; Ana Teixeira Pinto, eds|
|Status||not yet published|
In 1950, two divergent takes on fascism were published: Discourse on Colonialism, by Martinican poet Aimé Césaire, argued that what is called fascism in Europe is in fact colonial violence finding its way back home; and The Authoritarian Personality, co-authored by Theodor W. Adorno, diagnosed fascism as a personality trait resulting from the devolution of the liberal individual. Césaire’s essay-manifesto did not however find the same popularity as Adorno and company’s sociological study. Still dominant today, the tendency to psychologize fascism fails to incorporate its colonial dimension, and obscures the continuities between fascism and the biopolitics of empire, ultimately depoliticizing both.
|184 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English|