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Even Paranoids Have Enemies comprises theoretical, political and clinical essays which discuss and elucidate the complex relationship between paranoia and persecution. The politics of the Middle East, the pressures within Japanese society, the dynamics of

the drug scene and the effects of mechanical thinking in individuals and cultures are some of the case studies used to illustrate the ways in which paranoia ...

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Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives on Paranoia and Persecution

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Overview

Even Paranoids Have Enemies comprises theoretical, political and clinical essays which discuss and elucidate the complex relationship between paranoia and persecution. The politics of the Middle East, the pressures within Japanese society, the dynamics of

the drug scene and the effects of mechanical thinking in individuals and cultures are some of the case studies used to illustrate the ways in which paranoia and persecution are experienced at the individual, institutional and macrosocial level.

Contributors include Robert Jay

Lifton, David Edgar, Calvin C. Hernton, and Hisako Watanabe.

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Joseph Emeritus
This important book addresses the vital social and psychological issues of prejudice, persecution and paranoia as they exist in individuals...a rich collection of papers that will surely become a classic. (Joseph Emeritus, Professor of Psychoanalysis)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134731534
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/10/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
General introduction 1
Pt. I Psychological
1 Being in a persecutory world: the construction of a world model and its distortions 16
2 From wounded victims to scarred survivors 36
3 The black hole of dread: the psychic reality of children of Holocaust survivors 47
4 The 'end-of-the-world' vision and the psychotic experience 59
5 Only pretend: the dramaturgy of paranoia 75
Pt. II Social and institutional
6 Paranoid social developments as a consequence of ideological and bureaucratic regression 87
7 Paranoia, groups and enquiry 100
8 Paranoia in institutional life: the death-throes of the asylum 111
9 Bureaucracies at work 125
Pt. III Cultural and political
10 Reefer Madness: social fears and self-fulfilling prophecies 144
11 Between history and me: persecution paranoia and the police 166
12 Machine phenomena 177
13 Paranoia and persecution in modern Japanese life 189
14 Peace and paranoia 203
Name index 219
Subject index 223
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