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Performance of the Body under Fascism

http://www.emsf.rai.it/aforismi/aforismi.asp?d=394, Viewed on 4/20/04

Body is naturally diseased, needs cleansing
  • Fetishization of clean, male body, hairlessness
  • Still, contained gestures; ideal stillness
  • Hand-in-air equates some form of hierarchical power/status
  • Anxiety of acts/relationships that do not progress the fascist state-homosexuality
  • Heavily policed boundary between homosocial and homosexual
  • Elimination of feminine after breeding function is fulfilled



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