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Flexibler Faschismus

Event Label
Book presentation
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Address (1)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna
Location Room (1)

Book presentation and discussion with Drehli Robnik, author, edutainer and essayist in Vienna, Renée Winter, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna and Jens Kastner, Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Fascism has always been “with us” in the social space and is now prominent as a real possible form of power and government. The book Flexibler Faschismus emphasises the peculiar mobility, and even more, the unleashing of destructive mobility, of fascism. This study is primarily concerned with (and contextualises) Siegfried Kracauer's political-sociological writings on fascism, especially National Socialism, from the 1930s and 1940s. It deals with aspects of the historicity and mobilisation politics of fascism, including its contemporary manifestations; it also deals with its skewed relationships to the masses and classes, as well as its nihilistic ideology of completeness in identitarian “purity”, implemented in terror and violence.