[Marxism] Call for Papers on American Fascism

george snedeker snedekerg at verizon.net
Thu Oct 4 07:07:40 MDT 2007


American Fascism 
A Special Issue of Socialism and Democracy

Call for Papers

Many critics of the Bush administration use the term fascist in describing the regime's policies and the agenda of its rightwing Christian social base.
While fascist might be useful as a general description of the ideology of the American Right, there are significant differences between the American kind
and the European. This special issue of Socialism and Democracy asks the question: Where did American fascism come from? And if not Europe, what American
cultural traditions and social formations have prepared the way for fascist rule in U.S. society? What is the hallmark of American fascism? Can it be said
that American fascism is older than European fascism? We are open to any critique of fascism in the U.S. but especially interested in articles on the following
subjects:

.    The interwar Hegelian Marxist theory of fascism
.    A brief history of European fascism
.    Affinities between U.S. white supremacism and European fascism
.    The African American tradition's early critique of fascism
.    An Anatomy of Babbitt, American little man  
.    The Antifeminism of the Evangelicals: the fascist rhetoric of Christian fundamentalism
.    The rise of the Right in the age of capitalist decline
.    American sports and the fascist personality
.    The American Gangster: the fascist as a social type
.    The Civil Rights Movement and the "white backlash"
.    The Clinton agenda: fascism in liberal drag?
.    New Ghosts: from Communism to Islam
.    Resisting American fascism

Articles can be anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 2007. Send any queries or proposals to Jonathan Scott at
jonascott15 at aol.com, preferably before Nov. 1. Completed manuscripts should be sent as an attachment to this same email address, in Word doc format, accompanied
by a brief bio. 





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