Inke Arns on Thu, 19 Jun 1997 10:48:38 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> "feminism equals fascism"

I would like to recommend you Renata Salecl's brilliant book
"The Spoils of Freedom. Psychoanalysis and feminism after the fall of 
socialism", London & New York: Routledge, 1994.

The Spoils of Freedom examines the emergence of nationalist, racist and 
anti-feminist ideologies in post-socialist Eastern Europe. In a political 
context that includes ethnic wars, post-socialist totalitarianism, 
capitalist moral majority ideologies, and a virulent new patriarchy, this 
provocative study asks what has become of the notions of democracy and human 
rights since the collapse of socialism and challenges the 'political 
correctness' movement and Western theoretical responses to the events which 
have occurred in former communist countries.
The Spoils of Freedom views major social and political change through 
contemporary theory. Using psychoanalytic, post-structuralist and feminist 
theories, Renata Salecl argues that the success of the new nationalist and 
anti-liberal ideologies can be understood through the Lacanian concept of 
fantasy, and the willingness of individuals to identify with the hidden 
fantasies embedded in political discourse. In doing so she offers a new 
approach to human rights, feminism and other liberal theories grounded in a 
radical rethinking of the fundamental concepts of philosophy, psychoanalysis 
and language theory.

(cited from the introduction of the editor)

Inke Arns * Pestalozzistr. 5 * D-10625 Berlin * Germany
Tel / Fax + 49 - 30 - 313 66 78 *

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