Klaus Theweleit: Male Fantasies Volume 1
Klaus Theweleit: Male Fantasies Volume 1
Klaus Theweleit: Male Fantasies Volume 1
Klaus Theweleit: Male Fantasies Volume 1

Klaus Theweleit

Male Fantasies Volume 1
Revised Edition, 1987
University of Minnesota Press

£45

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Male Fantasies, or Männerphantasien, was published in 2 volumes in the late 1970s by German Sociologist Klaus Theweleit. The book centers upon the fantasies that preoccupied the collective unconscious of fascist officers in the Freikorps–private, volunteer armies that roamed Germany, serving the cause of domestic repression in the aftermath of World War I. These groups of men played a crucial role in the rise of Nazism. Theweleit draws upon the novels, letters and autobiographies of these proto-fascists to seek out and reconstruct their images of women. He reveals the link between the racism and anti-communism that exists at the heart of most fascist movements, and the Freikorps’ male identity which was shaped by the dread and revulsion that characterised their relationships with women. An essential part of this book is the author’s choice of illustrations–cartoons, advertisements, engravings, posters–that serve as an ironic commentary on the text and extend its meaning.

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501 pages, 14.8 × 22.2cm