Anti-Semitism: A History and Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Hatred

Anti-Semitism: A History and Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Hatred

by Avner Falk
     
 

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"In this far-reaching and comprehensive volume, Avner Falk delves deeply into the current events, history, and literature on anti-Semitism, integrating insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and political science. The result is an absorbing exploration of one of the oldest scourges of humanity, spotlighting the irrational and unconscious… See more details below

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"In this far-reaching and comprehensive volume, Avner Falk delves deeply into the current events, history, and literature on anti-Semitism, integrating insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and political science. The result is an absorbing exploration of one of the oldest scourges of humanity, spotlighting the irrational and unconscious causes of anti-Semitism." This book also features chapters on the psychodynamics of racism, fascism, Nazism, and the dark, tragic, and unconscious processes, both individual and collective, that led to the Shoah. Holocaust denial and its psychological motives, as well as insights into the physical and psychological survival strategies of Holocaust survivors, are explored in depth. There are also chapters on "scientific anti-Semitism" including eugenics.

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"A political psychologist, Falk takes a multi-disciplinary approach to anti-semitism and ethnic hatred, explaining it as deeply influenced by insights into the irrational in history and contemporary life. On both the individual and collective levels, the author uses psycho-historical insights to explain how societies under stress resort to scapegoating groups in what comes very close to a tribal response to perceived and imagined threats….The bibliography is excellent. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals."

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ISBN-13:
9780313353857
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date:
06/30/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
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