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The Sacralization of Time

Contemporary Affinities between Crisis and Fascism

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Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 1-26
  3. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 27-42
  4. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 43-65
  5. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 67-91
  6. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 93-117
  7. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 119-141
  8. João Nunes de Almeida
    Pages 143-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-159

About this book

Introduction

In this book, João Nunes de Almeida rethinks the relationship between crisis and fascism in today’s liberal democratic societies. Arguing that fascism has adapted to a post-modern idea of endless crisis, Almeida challenges one of the strongest liberal myths in western politics, namely that fascism and liberal democracy have different roots. Fascism, in Almeida’s view, is at the center of the very production of social relations in western capitalist societies, and is the result of the very desire to be saved from crisis underlying liberal democracy. It draws on stormy examples from Portugal’s contemporary history, with a particular focus on its fascist past and revolution, to explore affinities between crisis and fascism in other spatial and historical contexts. João Nunes de Almeida concludes that refusing to be saved from crisis becomes the refusal of any form of fascism in a more global context.

Keywords

Trump Neo-liberalism Capitalism Fascism Portugal

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LancasterUK

About the authors

João Nunes de Almeida studied at Lisbon University, Nova University of Lisbon and Lancaster University, UK. He was awarded his PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University, where he regularly teaches Criminology in the Law School.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Sacralization of Time
  • Book Subtitle Contemporary Affinities between Crisis and Fascism
  • Authors João Nunes de Almeida
  • Series Title Radical Theologies and Philosophies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Radical Theologies
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46543-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-46542-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-46545-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-46543-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 159
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Liberation Theology
    Political Theory
    History of Modern Europe
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