Anti-semitism: A History and Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Hatred (BOK)

Avner Falk

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In the summer of 2006, the author received a message that read, "Love the Nazis, and Kill the Jews Dead." That was the trigger that launched internationally-known scholar Avner Falk to work on this book. Anti-Semitism has once again become a worldwide phenomenon, growing largely during the last decade of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first. Among the spurs for this are migration of Muslim populations and the ongoing Israeli-Arab wars. In this far-reaching and comprehensive volume, the author 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Avner Falk
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780313353840
Antall sider 300 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 3cm
Vekt 635 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Jewish studies, Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology), Religious freedom / freedom of worship