White West, Volume 1: The Afterlife of Fascism (Paperback)

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By Kader Attia (Editor), Anselm Franke (Editor), Ana Teixeira Pinto (Editor)
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Tracing the relation between fascism and settler colonialism.

In the aftermath of World War II, the recently liberated nations in Europe were swift to resume colonial oppression abroad. On May 8, 1945, the day victory was celebrated by the Allies, the French police massacred hundreds of townspeople in Sétif, leading the French editor Claude Bourdet to ask, “Are we the Gestapo in Algeria?”

In Europe, what is called “fascism,” poet Aimé Césaire argued in his famous essay “Discourse on Colonialism,” is just colonial violence finding its way back home. In White West, contributors challenge the Eurocentrism that undergirds the current concept of fascism, tackling the under-theorized relation between settler colonialism and National Socialism via the “proto-totalitarian” scene of colonial expansion and its racialized concept of personhood, in order to counter the antipolitical nature of a concept such as the West, and the resurgence of fascist doctrines this notion engenders.


Norman Ajari, Florian Cramer, Angela Dimitrakaki, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Quinsy Gario, Larne Abse Gogarty, Rose-Anne Gush, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Sven Lütticken, Olivier Marboeuf, Rijin Sahakian, Nikhil Pal Singh, Françoise Vergès, Marina Vishmidt, Giovanna Zapperi

About the Author

Ana Teixeira Pinto is a writer and theorist, based in Berlin.

Kader Attia is a French/Algerian artist and the founder of La Colonie, an institution devoted to decolonial theory.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783956795336
ISBN-10: 3956795334
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 184
Language: English