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White Racism

A Psychohistory

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: 9780946960408

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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This is the only comprehensive psychoanalytic study of white racism. It integrates historical, social and psychodynamic perspectives to explore Kovel's definition that 'far from being the simple delusion of a bigoted and ignorant minority, racism is a set of beliefs whose structure arises from the deepest levels of our lives - from the fabric of assumptions we make about the world, ourselves and others and from the patterns of fundamental social activities.'

The Lost Traveller's Dream

A Memoir

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570273216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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The influential author of White Racism: A Psychohistory; The Age of Desire; History and Spirit; Red Hunting in the Promised Land; The Enemy of Natureand the controversial Overcoming Zionism, among others, offers a memoir of his first 80 years, from his early Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, his Yale and Columbia medical training, his years as a psychiatrist, Reichian psychoanalyst and subsequent academic career, to his embracing of Marxist political economy and commitment to radical ecosocialism. Highlights include his 1998 Green Party candidacy for the US Senate, his campaign in 2000 for the Green nomination for President of the United States, his work with the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, and his recent Christian spiritual conversion.

History and Spirit

An Inquiry Into the Philosophy of Liberation

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 301

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Argues that a rediscovery of the notion of spirit is essential to overcome the present spiritual crisis, and explores a range of alternate ideologies, including Marxism, psychoanalysis, New Age movements, liberation theology, and ecological politics

The Enemy of Nature

The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136595

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy us. Capitalism and its by-products - imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty and the destruction of community - are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem. Only now are we beginning to realise the depth of the crisis and the kind of transformation which will have to occur to ensure our survival. This second, thoroughly updated, edition of The Enemy of Nature speaks to this new environmental awareness. Joel Kovel argues against claims that we can achieve a better environment through the current Western 'way of being'. By suggesting a radical new way forward, a new kind of 'ecosocialism', Joel Kovel offers real hope and vision for a more sustainable future.

Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Power

The Key to Efficacy in Clinical Practice

Author: Elaine Pinderhughes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029253411

Category: Psychology

Page: 269

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For practitioners and students seeking to deepen cultural sensitivity in clinical practice, this book examines the ethnic diversity of clients. It reveals the pervasive influence of race, ethnicity and power on the practitioner's own identity and interactions with others - clients, peers, subordinates and superiors.

Intuition is Not Enough

Matching Learning with Practice in Therapeutic Child Care

Author: Adrian Ward,Linnet McMahon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415156615

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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How do Professionals really learn to imporve their practice? Intuition is not Enough is a guide fr trainers and practitioners working with disturbed children and young people, which explores the connections between the challenges of practice and of learning.

Remaking Scarcity

From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy

Author: Costas Panayotakis

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745331003

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The dominant schools of neoclassical and neoliberal economics tell us that material scarcity is an inevitable product of an insatiable human nature. Against this, Costas Panayotakis argues that scarcity is in fact a result of the social and economic processes of the capitalist system. The overriding importance of the logic of capital accumulation accounts for the fact that capitalism is not able to make a rational use of scarce resources and the productive potential at the disposal of human society. Instead, capitalism produces grotesque inequalities and unnecessary human suffering, a toxic consumerist culture that fails to satisfy, and a deepening ecological crisis. Remaking Scarcity is a powerful challenge to the current economic orthodoxy. It asserts the core principle of economic democracy, that all human beings should have an equal say over the priorities of the economic system, as the ultimate solution to scarcity and ecological crisis.

Overcoming Zionism

creating a single democratic state in Israel/Palestine

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745325705

Category: History

Page: 299

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Joel Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a "state-sponsored racism" fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. He argues that only a path toward single-state secular democracy can provide the justice essential to healing the wounds of the Middle East. Kovel is well-known as a writer on the Middle East conflict. In this book he draws on his detailed knowledge to show that Zionism and democracy are essentially incompatible. He offers a thoughtful account of the emergence and disintegration of Zionism that integrates psychological, political, cultural, economic, and ideological levels. Ultimately, Kovel argues, a two-state solution is hopeless as it concedes too much to the regressive forces of nationalism, wherein lie the roots of continued conflict.

The white savage

racial fantasies in the postbellum South

Author: Lawrence Jacob Friedman

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Iron Cages

Race and Culture in 19th-century America

Author: Ronald T. Takaki

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195137378

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Now in a new edition, Iron Cages provides a unique comparative analysis of white American attitudes toward Asians, blacks, Mexicans, and Native Americans in the 19th century. This pathbreaking work offers a cohesive study of the foundations of race and culture in America. In a new epilogue, Takaki argues that the social health of the United States rests largely on the ability of Americans of all races and cultures to build on an established and positive legacy of cross-cultural cooperation and understanding in the coming 21st century. Observing that by 2050 all Americans will be minorities, Takaki urges us to ask ourselves: Will America fulfill the promise of equality or will America retreat into its "iron cages" and resist diversity, allowing racial conflicts to divide and possibly even destroy America as a nation? Incisive and provocative, Iron Cages is an essential resource for students of ethnic history and important reading for anyone interested in the history of race relations in America.

The Black Image in the White Mind

The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914

Author: Edgar E Robinson Professor of United States History Emeritus George M Fredrickson,George M. Fredrickson

Publisher: ACLS History E-Book Project

ISBN: 9781597405546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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A study of issues of race in 19th century America.


A History and Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Hatred

Author: Avner Falk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313353840

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 7718

One of the first books on contemporary anti-Semitism to explore deeply its irrational and unconscious causes.

The age of desire

reflections of a radical psychoanalyst

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: Psychology

Page: 282

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White Racism

The Basics

Author: Joe R. Feagin,Hernan Vera,Pinar Batur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415924618

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Heart-Warming True Story of One Dog's Rescue from Death Row

Author: Vicki Hearne

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626366748

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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A world-renowned animal trainer recounts her fight to win custody of a pit bull unfairly condemned to die in this “wonderful” true story (The Wall Street Journal). Writer and dog trainer Vicki Hearne first explored the human-animal bond in her classic bestseller Adam’s Task. In Bandit, she returns to that theme, but on a more intimate scale, telling the tale of a pit bull terrier who bit three people and ended up sentenced to death by her home state of Connecticut. Employing a unique combination of psychology, philosophy, sociology, and dog training theory, Hearne recounts her successful campaign to rescue Bandit from “doggie death row,” a legal battle that extended well beyond the particulars of his case. As she fought to prove that no dog is inherently vicious, Hearne quickly discovered the factors that contributed to Bandit’s behavior and set about releasing the essentially “good dog” that lay within. A powerful inside account of the so-called pit bull wars that continue to rage to this day, Bandit is “simply one of the most perceptive works about the social contracts between humans and animals ever written” (Kirkus Reviews). “Brilliant, fiery. Hearne captures a hundred nuances of the relation between people and animals. Anyone who likes dogs . . . will like Bandit.” —Chicago Sun-Times “One cannot help coming away from this book with an utterly transformed understanding of dogs.” —The Wall Street Journal

Mexican American Colonization During the Nineteenth Century

A History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Author: José Angel Hernández

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012392

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 6798

This study examines various cases of return migration from the United States to Mexico throughout the nineteenth century. Mexico developed a robust immigration policy after becoming an independent nation in 1821, but was unable to attract European settlers for a variety of reasons. As the United States expanded toward Mexico's northern frontiers, Mexicans in those areas now lost to the United States were subsequently seen as an ideal group to colonize and settle the fractured republic.

The Racial Imaginary

Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind

Author: Claudia Rankine,Beth Loffreda,Max King Cap

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934200797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 6362

Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made.

Race, Racism, and Psychology

Towards a Reflexive History

Author: Graham Richards

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415101400

Category: Psychology

Page: 372

View: 3166

This book presents a controversial analysis of the debates surrounding race in the psychological literature of this century. Graham Richards contextualizes some famous studies to present the basis of their outlook on "race" and "racism".

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