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A startling revision of aesthetics in the wake of the Holocaust.
THE UNMAKING OF FASCIST AESTHETICS
University of Minnesota Press | 296 pages | 2001
ISBN 0-8166-3742-3 | hardcover | $54.95
ISBN 0-8166-3743-1 | paperback | $19.95
Amid the charged debate over whether‹and how‹the Holocaust can be
represented, films about fascism, nazis, and the Final Solution keep coming.
And in works by filmmakers from Bertolucci to Spielberg, debauched images of
nazi and fascist eroticism, symbols of violence and immorality, often bear
an uncanny resemblance to the images and symbols once used by the fascists
themselves to demarcate racial, sexual, and political others. This book
exposes the "madness" inherent in such a course, which attests to the
impossibility of disengaging visual and rhetorical constructions from
political, ideological, and moral codes. In a brilliant analysis with
ramifications far beyond the realm of film, Kriss Ravetto argues that
contemporary discourses using such devices actually continue unacknowledged
rhetorical, moral, and visual analogies of the past.
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