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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Rachel Greenwald Smith Abstract Neoliberalism and authoritarianism: it is clear that aspects of both of these concepts are explanatory of our current moment, one in which neoliberal policies have continued to expand even as certain sociopolitical features of authoritarianism have been on the rise...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Meltem Gürle Be it the top-down secularism of the Kemalist reforms or the authoritarian conservatism of the present Islamist government, the political will in Turkey has persistently ignored the individual, the most valuable component of democratic modernity. The Turkish bildungsroman voices the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Erdağ Göknar Turkish novelists have often contested the authoritarian tendencies of the republican state. Orhan Pamuk was charged with insulting Turkishness in 2005, emphasizing a long-standing opposition between author and state as well as between literature and secularism. Though Pamuk's trial...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... fiction that complicates the anticommunist chance/design binary by exposing the authoritarian designs implicit in Western liberalism. He critiques the hypocrisy of the American investment in chance-as-freedom by demonstrating that the US government was capable of “equally shadowy machinations” (96...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... if not sadism, has its risks, not least of which are political. Greenberg’s final chapter positions Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1951) as a satirical condemnation of modern authoritarianism and fantasies of violence. In Beckett it is laughter itself that becomes, as it were, charged with satirical...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 May 2019
... with openly racist and misogynistic appeals to threatened white men. A similar ideological conjunction can be seen in the victory of little-Britain nationalism in the Brexit referendum of June 2016, the entrenchment of authoritarian regimes in Poland, Turkey, and elsewhere in Europe, and the...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 May 2002
... make the opposite argument to Herbert's: that cultural rela- tivism, rather than being anti-authoritarian in nature, lends itself well to the free exercise of violent power, since with no basis for establishing the truth of any claim, mght does make right (nothing else can). However, I think I...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 May 2004
... essays "model critical thought" (119), how they "cultivate active minds in opposition to the normative and regulative influence of authoritarian discourses" (121). Close readings of "The Fascination Pool" (1929), "Mr. Conrad: A Conversation" (1923)' and "On Not Knowing Greek" (1925) illustrate...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 273–275.
Published: 01 August 2006
... nonconformist connection to country, a search conducted while simultaneously grappling with a nationalism that tended toward imperial authoritarianism. Forster, likewise, is attracted to this form, and composed two actual pageant plays. In an era of belligerent fascism, a revival of the national comes...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 428–431.
Published: 01 November 2006
... argue, for instance, that the authoritarian treat- ment of middle-class women or the lower classes in England was a metonym for the colonial treatment of "natives" or, more literally, a reflection of behaviors learned overseas. Others, whom Carens follows, trace the reappearance of colonial...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Bunreacht na hÉireann in the late 1930s. Whether or not we see these provisions as evidence of the essentially authoritarian nature of the de Valera period,13 there is no question that this section of the con- stitution formalizes and legally fixes a preferred form of Irish national identity...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
... plastic conception of character? After all, one of the most incisive diagnostic lessons Nietzschean modernists taught is that these malleable dispositions were effectively exploited for authoritarian, life-negating, and unspeakable purposes, which, historically, culminated in the horror of the 1930s and...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... brainwashing that flourished in the 1950s joined other studies of authoritarianism and totalitarianism that continued—most notably Erich Fromm’s Escape from Freedom (1941), Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) and Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), and, in the United Kingdom, Karl Popper’s The...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 546–554.
Published: 01 November 2009
... reconstruction of an emancipatory totality as in Lukács, but rather the systematic displacement that denies the possibility of that “totality” being used for authoritarian purposes: “The novel begins by presuming a verbal and semantic de-centering of the ideo- logical world, a certain linguistic...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 321–328.
Published: 01 November 2017
... structures that more easily fall in with authoritarian and aggressive political agendas characteristic of wartime. Winnicott's emphasis on the importance of early development to healthy democratic or “mature” citizenship, in fact, can be compared to the normative critical theory of Habermas and Seyla...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... The Flamethrowers , when her photographer protagonist relinquishes her power of selective vision and embraces a “compromise aesthetics” that allows authoritarianism to flourish. JM: If there is strategy in these examples, it operates at a scale seemingly beyond the reach of any individual actor even...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Servitude and Authoritarian Civilities.” Public Culture 5 ( 1992 ): 123 –45. Mbembe , Achille , and Janet Roitman. “Figures of the Subject in Times of Crisis.” The Geography of Identity . Ed. Patricia Yeager. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1996 . 153 –86. Mda , Zakes . Fools, Bells and...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the ‘‘public sphere which positioned itself in critical opposition to the state, giving rise to the spirit of revolutionary anti- authoritarianism. Not surprisingly, some have criticized Watt’s literary-historical vision of the rise of the novel, largely having to do with the emphasis he places...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... primary goal, the state estab- lishes quasi-permanent "structures and organized systems" which secure the interests of the few at the expense of the many. Butler suggests that, caught in the vise between corporate tyranny and state authoritarianism, the individual suffers a crushing loss...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 104–124.
Published: 01 May 2001
... credo of resistance to what these writers re- garded as the acute contemporary menace of authoritarianism and dogmatic ab- solutism. This theme is prominent, for example, in the work of George Grote, radical Benthamite politician, eminent historian of Greece, and militant spokes- man for the...