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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 861–878.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Barbara Umrath In the present context, political commentators and analysts, journalists, and scholars alike have returned to the Frankfurt School’s studies on authoritarianism in order to explain the recent rise of right-wing movements and their electoral success in countries that hitherto were...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 879–889.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Christian Thorne The virtue of a psychological account of National Socialism is that it invites us to think of fascism as something other than an ideology. A person doesn’t become a fascist by reciting a creed or subscribing to a set doctrine. Even so, The Authoritarian Personality draws a...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 721–756.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Robert Hullot-Kentor “The essay as form,” Adorno (1984: 160) writes in The Authoritarian Personality , seeks to understand concepts as they “are already unconsciously named in language.” This is not exactly philology since it is only in pressing the given meanings further than their given sense...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 845–860.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Michael Stein This essay attempts to demonstrate the limits of American social science by examining the tension between method and theory and, in particular, how this tension plays out in The Authoritarian Personality as well as in contemporary works of political psychology informed by Adorno et al...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 287–305.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Cemal Burak Tansel; Nik Theodore; Jamie Peck This essay examines the evolving symbiosis of authoritarian state power and neoliberal governance in the Middle East in the wake of the 2007–8 economic crisis and popular uprisings in 2011–13. I revisit the debates on “authoritarian resilience” in the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 307–323.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Gillian Hart Two themes loom large in burgeoning discussions and debates over populism: (1) growing deployments of “authoritarian populism” by the liberal establishment as a means of discrediting populist politics from both the Left and the Right, and (2) vigorous advocacy of left populism to...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 343–361.
Published: 01 April 2019
... prehistory onward with intertwined authoritarian populist and authoritarian statist discourses and practices. Nonetheless, the intensification and interaction of crisis-tendencies of different kinds in different phases and changing forms of resistance have led to an increasingly authoritarian statist form of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 381–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
... political economy perspective can mediate between abstract-simple and concrete-complex analyses by posing three meso-level questions. Third, these questions enable the combination of ordoliberal and authoritarian turns to examine cases in the non-Western contexts where sovereign, disciplinary, and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 421–438.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that authoritarian neoliberalism in Berlin and Paris have played a central—yet variegated—role in creating nondemocratic conditions that have led to rental housing insecurity for vulnerable populations, including refugees. Second, we suggest that the refugee crisis trope itself may be understood as an...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 833–843.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Samantha Rose Hill This essay considers the theme of thought patterns in Adorno’s chapter “Politics and Economics in the Interview Material” in The Authoritarian Personality . Looking at the relationship between the culture industry and the successful dissemination of fascist propaganda, I distill...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 791–813.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Robyn Marasco This article considers The Authoritarian Personality in terms of a consistent argument in early critical theory—that fascism begins in the family. It explores the foundations of this argument in Max Horkheimer’s Studies on Authority and the Family , his first major research project as...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 815–832.
Published: 01 October 2018
... of prejudice. Fascism depends on affective attachments, magnified by prejudice (a magnification that takes place through identification with a leader). This is a clear theme in Adorno’s critical theory. In his previous work in The Authoritarian Personality , Adorno set out the task to discover...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2019) 118 (1): 175–187.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Saygun Gökarıksel; Z. Umut Türem Recent studies of authoritarianism in Turkey often conceptualize the problem as a move away from the rule of law toward rule by law; that is, law’s political instrumentalization by powerful authoritarian movements or personalities. Informed by the liberal legalist...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 325–342.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Mitchell Dean This paper argues against a recent authoritarian turn of neoliberalism, pointing to its advocacy of authoritarian regimes in the 1970s and the use of illiberal practices for certain populations in “welfare reform” from the 1990s. Instead, it characterizes today’s neoliberalism as at...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2018) 117 (4): 773–789.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Fadi A. Bardawil This essay examines three texts that were published in 1950: Aimé Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism , Adorno et al.’s The Authoritarian Personality , and Octave Mannoni’s Prospero and Caliban: The Psychology of Colonization . I use these texts to examine critical theory’s colonial...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2009) 108 (4): 689–699.
Published: 01 October 2009
... concept and the practice: (1) instrumentalization, (2) contingency, (3) authoritarian administration, (4) abuses of the national security state, (5) administration restrictions on the use of communication technology, (6) unwarranted research oversight, (7) neoliberal assaults on academic disciplines, (8...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2010) 109 (1): 31–51.
Published: 01 January 2010
... important characteristics of the Sudanese labor movement was its close link with the Sudanese Communist Party, the second largest Communist Party in Africa until its near-destruction by the military regime of Gafaar Nimeiri in 1971. Despite persistent repression by authoritarian regimes, the Sudanese labor...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Tim Pringle This essay contrasts the scattered resistance of Chinese urban workers to the restructuring of state-owned enterprises at the turn of the century with the long march of migrant workers from victims to subjects. I argue that the “functional authoritarian” nature of the Chinese state and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 203–212.
Published: 01 January 2013
...-control inflation and corruption in the late 1980s led to workers’ participation in the 1989 democratic movement, the full-fledged neoliberal reforms implemented by the post-1989 authoritarian state in the 1990s urged many laid-off workers in state enterprises to take to the streets. In the wake of these...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2014) 113 (1): 162–168.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Alexei Penzin The article provides an introduction and context for this section of Against the Day, which analyzes the ongoing protests in Russia. The mainstream interpretations of Russian events create a stereotypical picture formed by liberal narratives as a struggle with an authoritarian regime...