Narratives of neo-fascist transnational trajectories: travellers, warriors or ‘national-tourists’?

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During the cold war, Italian neo-fascism had an impressive transnational dimension, which is receiving increasing scholarly attention. The Italian post-war context played a pivotal role in shaping neo-fascist militants’ identity as a proudly marginalized warrior elite: the extent to which this underwent a shift in the transnational context is nonetheless yet to be determined. Adopting a narrative psychology lens, this article explores the transnational experience’s narratives of three former neo-fascist militants (Vincenzo Vinciguerra, Stefano Delle Chiaie, Pierluigi Concutelli). The analysis of their autobiographies allows me to highlight that the transnational experience played a significant role in the construction of some militants’ personal myths, while others tend to diminish it to remain focused on the domestic battle. While the focus is mainly on individual narratives, the texts here analysed shed light on some common elements indicating that operating in a transnational context led to a partial shift in neo-fascist identity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-353
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Modern Italian Studies
Issue number3
Early online date28 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • Avanguardia Nazionale (A.N.)
  • Italian Neo-Fascism
  • Neo-fascist Identity
  • Ordine Nuovo (O.N.)
  • Self-Narratives
  • Transnational Neo-fascism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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