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Hostile and Malignant Prejudice

Psychoanalytic Approaches, 1st Edition

By Cyril Levitt


240 pages

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Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches represents the leading edge of work in the field by members of the International Psychoanalytical Association's Committee on Prejudice (Including Anti-Semitism), psychoanalysts who hail from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Uruguay. It pursues the issues surrounding hostile and malignant prejudice as defined in the first chapter by Henri Parens, whose path-breaking work over four generations with children and their mothers uncovered the sources of aggression and prejudice on a scale from jocular slurs to murderous genocide. One chapter examines the effects of Latin America's colonial past on the psychic development of a 'mixed race' young man whose analysis implicates a major racial and social divide in the heart of his society. In another chapter we learn of the identity conflicts of children who were separated from their parents during the Holocaust and hidden or 'hidden in plain sight' by adopting a Christian persona.

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD INTRODUCTION by Cyril Levitt PART I THE ORIGIN OF PREJUDICE IN CHILDHOOD: THEORY AND PRACTICE CHAPTER ONE Malignant prejudice: its development and prevention - Henri ParensPART II THEORY CHAPTER TWO Distinguishing between ordinary and criminal racism - Marcelo N. Vinar CHAPTER THREE Concerning prejudice: pragmatic utopias - Ignacio Gerber CHAPTER FOUR International relations and psychoanalysis - Vamik D. VolkanPART III APPLICATIONS CHAPTER FIVE Secrecy and the denial of trauma - Susann Heenen-Wolff and Adeline Fohn CHAPTER SIX Collective mourning: who or what frees a collective to mourn? - Hermann Beland CHAPTER SEVEN On xenophobic and anti-Semitic prejudices - Tomas Bohm CHAPTER EIGHT A Peruvian case of prejudice - Jorge KantorPART IV CONCLUSION: REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS CHAPTER NINE The future of prejudice and the limits of psychoanalytic intervention - Cyril LevittINDEX

About the Author

Cyril Levitt

About the Series

The International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series

The aim of the The International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series is to focus on the scientific production of significant authors whose works are outstanding contributions to the development of the psychoanalytic field and to set out relevant ideas and themes, generated during the history of psychoanalysis, that deserve to be discussed by present psychoanalysts.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health