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The Future of Prejudice

Psychoanalysis and the Prevention of Prejudice

By Afaf M. Mahfouz, Henri Parens

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Format: Paperback / softback, 325 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United States, 28 December 2006
Established psychoanalytic/psychodynamic researchers and theorists bring the exploration of prejudice to a new level by examining how psychoanalysis might elucidate strategies that will eliminate prejudice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Prejudice: Conceptual and Universal Dynamics Chapter 3 From Unmentalized Xenophobia to Messianic Sadism: Some Reflections on the Phenomenology of Prejudice Chapter 4 Toward Understanding Prejudice - Benign and Malignant Chapter 5 Terrorism, Fundamentalism and Nihilism: Analyzing the Dilemmas of Modernity Part 6 Developmental Aspects of Prejudice Chapter 7 The Development of Prejudice: An Attachment Theory Hypothesis Explaining Its Ubiquity Chapter 8 Roots of Prejudice: Findings from Observational Research Chapter 9 Family Development and the Origin of Prejudice Chapter 10 The Roots of Prejudice in Family Life Part 11 Malignant Prejudice: Specific Kinds Chapter 12 Anti-Black Racism and the Conception of Whiteness Chapter 13 Contemporary Anti-Semitism: Variations on an Ancient Theme Chapter 14 Religious Prejudice and the Formation of Mormon and Non-Mormon Selves in Utah: A View from Phenomenological Anthropology Chapter 15 Panel - Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Chapter 16 Prejudice Between Palestinians and Israelis Chapter 17 Belief Systems, Identity and the Function of Prejudice in Israeli Politics Part 18 Prejudice: Studies and Prevention Strategies Chapter 19 A Brief History of Prejudice Studies Chapter 20 The Prejudices of Everyday Life with Observations from Field Trials Chapter 21 Germans and Israeli Jews: Hidden Emotional Dynamics Chapter 22 Malignant Prejudice - Guidelines toward Its Prevention

About the Author

Henri Parens is professor of psychiatry at the Jefferson Medical College, and training and supervising analyst at the psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including two with Jason Aronson: Does God Help: Developmental and Clinical Aspects of Religious Belief, Real and Imaginary Fathers: Development, Transference and Healing, The Development of Aggression in Early Childhood, and Aggression in Our Children: Coping with It Constructively. Afaf Mahfouz, Ph.D., chairs the International Psychoanalytic Association Committee on the United Nations, a group dedicated to bringing psychoanalysis to the United Nations. Stuart W. Twemlow, MD is medical director of the Hope Program, director of the Peaceful Schools and Communities Project of The Child and Family Program, The Menninger Clinic; professor of psychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; and faculty member of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. David E. Scharff, M. D., co-director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, and a teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.


Readers...will find much of interest in The Future of Prejudice. Patterns Of Prejudice The content of the chapters is interesting and filled with acute insights...A nice book...full of interesting information. -- Harris Chaiklin, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, School of Social Work The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

EAN: 9780765704610
ISBN: 0765704617
Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
Dimensions: 22.76 x 15.47 x 2.46 centimetres (0.48 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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