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Falk, Avner
Anti-semitism : a history and psychoanalysis of contemporary hatred / Avner Falk
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DS145 .F353 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Antisemitism -- Psychological aspects
Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Judaism and psychoanalysis
Physical Description vii, 303 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-292) and index
Contents Jew-hatred, Judeophobia, and anti-Judaism -- What is anti-semitism? -- Different types of antisemitism -- Eugenics, racism, and genocide -- Anti-semitism, eugenics, and racism -- "Scientific" anti-semitism -- Xenophobia, nationalism, and anti-semitism -- Some aspects of the history of anti-semitism -- Human child sacrifice and anti-semitism -- Anti-semitism in antiquity -- Christianity and anti-semitism -- Medieval anti-Judaism -- Modern Judeophobia -- Martin Luther, the German Reformation, and the Jews -- Modern and contemporary anti-semitism -- The beginning of the twentieth century -- A collective psychosis? -- Jewish self-hatred -- Zionism and anti-semitism -- Fighting anti-semitism : Zionists and anti-Zionists -- Arab and Muslim anti-semitism -- Sigmund Freud and anti-semitism -- Psychoanalysis and anti-semitism -- Criticizing and expanding Freud's ideas -- Unconscious aspects of anti-semitism -- Evil : psychoanalytic perspectives -- Evil, racism, and anti-semitism -- The Jew's body -- The inability to mourn -- Individual and collective anti-semitism -- The individual, the family, and anti-semitism -- Collective psychological processes -- "Psychological" anti-semitism -- The case of John Jay Ray -- "Not an antisemitic bone in my body" -- "Evolutionary" anti-semitism -- Japanese anti-semitism : Judeophobia without Jews -- "Psychoanalytic" anti-semitism -- The case of Carl Gustav Jung -- The case of Masud Khan -- The case of Annemarie Dührssen -- The case of Jacqueline Rose -- A "ferocious silence"? -- Abusing psychohistory -- Anti-semitism and "the Jewish science" -- Nazi anti-semitism and the Holocaust -- A "German-Jewish symbiosis"? -- The language of the Third Reich -- "Ordinary men" and "eliminatory anti-semitism" -- Psychoanalytic studies of Nazism -- Heinrich Himmler : bureaucratized mass murder -- Were the Nazi murderers "normal"? -- Holocaust disguised as "historical revision" -- Holocaust denial and "historical revision" -- The Garaudy affair -- Jewish scholars and the Holocaust -- The Hannah Arendt controversy -- Zygmunt Bauman : personal history and Nazism -- Contemporary anti-semitism -- Recent psychoanalytic studies -- Mastering the past? -- Modern French anti-semitism -- Holocaust survivors : "Jean Améry," Simon Wiesenthal, Leon Wieslicer -- Related issues -- Jews, women, and homosexuals -- American anti-semitism -- Literature and anti-semitism
Review "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."--Jacket
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