Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History

Klaus Theweleit Barbara Ehrenreich Chris Turner


Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History

Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History

  • Title: Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History
  • Author: Klaus Theweleit Barbara Ehrenreich Chris Turner
  • ISBN: 9780816614493
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback



First of this two volume work providing an imaginative interpretation of the image of women in the collective unconscious of the fascist warrior through a study of the fantasies of the men centrally involved in the rise of Nazism.


Recent Comments "Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History"

This lengthy exposition of the lives of German men focuses on the Freikorps. Theweleit perceived their relationships with women and sexuality as being built on a foundation of misogyny and fear. He rejected the interpretation of male violence as an outgrowth of frustrated sexual desire or repression, arguing instead that the violence was itself an innate part of male desire, an end which they actively sought to achieve. Thus, male violence was not a substitute for, but rather an attack on, sex a [...]

"The success of fascism demonstrates that masses who become fascist suffer more from their internal states of being than from hunger or unemployment. Fascism teaches us that under certain circumstances, human beings imprisoned within themselves, within body armor and social constraints, would rather break out than fill their stomachs; and that their politics may consist in organizing that escape, rather than an economic order that promises future generations full stomachs for life. The Utopia of [...]

[Full disclosure: I only read the first section of this book, as it considers the male fascist regard for women; I only perused the second section]A psychological study of protofascism that, in my humble estimation, is hit and miss. The author bases his analysis of the Freikorps (the militaristic form of German fascism under the short-lived and tumultuous Weimar Republic) on a reading of their "literature." I find this sloppy and wish he'd have relied more on historical instance in making his ar [...]

No review here. See Volume II.

The ecstatic mingling of Freud, Guattari, Deleuze, and Reich, decorated with many unattributed and undated images, marks this as a work riding high on the academic euphoria of the 1970s, before the buzzkill 1980s.Not only did I enjoy reading Theweleit, I wish that I could write the same book. But I can't. For one thing, Theweleit already wrote it. For another, nobody gets to use Freud like that anymore. And, lastly, the trend of psychoanalyzing historical subjects got lost somewhere in the disco [...]

So far it is about journal entries from Freikorp members analyzed for content about girlfriends, wives, women, fantasies, and realities. Very well written and impactful, this book extends a bridge for feminists and communists, who may know their commitment to these politics on a personal level, to link with anti-fascism.

this book has some scary pictures and it gave me nightmares.

Structure of facism as sexual origination. Discusses idealized females that drive patriotism, and the whore imagery that unifies invasion strategy. Includes chapters on Lola Montez and VD.Incredible. Showcases militarism fetish.

This book is a fascinating and completely engaging sociological study of Freikorps sexuality.

it reads like a masculine Vanity Fair for academics. It's disturbing, sexy, and sex-disturbing.

Great.

I love this book. Explains many things.

e fuck? Too much Freud. And do these things hold true for, say, Italian fascism?


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