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dc.contributor.authorZolkos, Magdalena
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-16T06:26:25Z
dc.date.available2022-08-16T06:26:25Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationZolkos, M. (2022). The Phantasmatic Core of Fascism : Psychoanalytic Theories of Antisemitism and Group Aggression Amongst the ‘Political Freudians’. <i>Redescriptions</i>, <i>25</i>(1), 49-64. <a href="https://doi.org/10.33134/rds.367" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.33134/rds.367</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_151026227
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82564
dc.description.abstractThe period predating and overlapping with World War II saw psychoanalytic authors respond to the authoritarian and fascist developments in Europe through scholarly and analytical writings. These authors, sometimes referenced as ‘political Freudians’, were interested in bringing psychoanalysis in a dialogue with progressive social and pedagogical movements of their times, focusing their critique on the persecutory, eliminatory and purificatory fantasies, which they saw as animating the fascistic movements in Europe. This article analyses selected texts by Otto Fenichel, Ernst Simmel and Rudolf Loewenstein and argues that these authors asked about the political and ethical stakes of the fascist constructions of its ideal subject; one that was armoured against the threats of dispossession perpetuated by racialized minorities. In different ways, these thinkers showed that projection, paranoia, scapegoating and ego-regression became operative as group phenomena at that historical moment. By engaging with these texts, it becomes possible to not only understand better the history of how the critical psychoanalytic theorising developed at the backdrop of war-time European history, but also to consider the contribution that concepts of desire, irrationality, fantasy and affect make to the studies of fascism, historically, and perhaps today.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHelsinki University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRedescriptions
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherEurooppa
dc.subject.otherSaksa
dc.subject.otherpsychoanalytic theory of fascism
dc.subject.otherGerman fascism
dc.subject.otherantisemitism
dc.subject.otherthe social unconscious
dc.subject.otherFenichel, Otto
dc.subject.otherSimmel, Ernst
dc.subject.otherLoewenstein, Rudolf
dc.subject.otherFreud, Sigmund
dc.titleThe Phantasmatic Core of Fascism : Psychoanalytic Theories of Antisemitism and Group Aggression Amongst the ‘Political Freudians’
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202208164108
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange49-64
dc.relation.issn2308-0906
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume25
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Author, 2022
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dc.subject.ysoantisemitismi
dc.subject.ysosota-aika
dc.subject.ysofasismi
dc.subject.ysokirjallisuudentutkimus
dc.subject.ysopoliittinen ajattelu
dc.subject.ysoväkivalta
dc.subject.ysokirjallisuus
dc.subject.ysotiedostaminen
dc.subject.ysopsykoanalyysi
dc.subject.ysopsykoanalyyttiset teoriat
dc.subject.ysotiedostamaton
dc.subject.ysopsykoanalyyttinen kirjallisuudentutkimus
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dc.relation.doi10.33134/rds.367


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