Fascism researchers networks on LinkedIn and Facebook
- Dear colleague,
please, excuse this invasion of your inbox. Just wanted to let you know that there are two new networking and discussion groups both called
"Researchers of Historical and Neo-Fascism" at
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1640147 and at
These groups are located within the professional/social networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook. If you are not yet a member of these functions, you would have to register there. I have used and can recommend both LinkedIn and Facebook (but not MySpace) which are used by many scholars for professional and social networking. You will find, and would be able to "connect" with, some of your colleagues there.
Please, feel invited to join one or both of the groups on fascist studies, forward this information, as well as make contributions to the sites' news and discussion sections. The latter may include relevant links to related sites, papers or articles, reviews of books, replies to critics, calls for papers or contributions, job or funding announcements, etc.
The idea for these networks is inspired by the bilungual discussion by 29 scholars of Roger Griffin's conceptualization and interpretation of generic fascsim in the collected volume: "Fascism Past and Present, West and East: An International Debate on Concepts and Cases in the Comparative Study of the Extreme Right. With a foreword by Walter Laqueur" (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag 2007) described, reviewed and on sale here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3898216748/ref=cm_pdp_arms_dp_25
Among the first new members of the two groups, since yesterday, have been Cyprian Blamires (editor of "World Fascism" 2 vols. ABC-Clio 2007), Rick Shenkman (editor of "History News Network") and Charles Clover (Moscow reporter of the "Financial Times").