Inspired by the progressive and humanistic origins of psychoanalysis, Lewis Aron and Karen Starr pursue Freud's call for psychoanalysis to be a psychotherapy for the people. They present a cultural history focusing on how psychoanalysis has always defined itself in relation to an other. At first, that other was hypnosis and suggestion; later it was psychotherapy. The authors trace a series of binary oppositions, each defined hierarchically, which have plagued the history of psychoanalysis. Tracing reverberations of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia, they show that psychoanalysis, associated with phallic masculinity, penetration, heterosexuality, autonomy, and culture, was defined in opposition to suggestion and psychotherapy, which were seen as promoting dependence, feminine passivity, and relationality.
The transformation of the human sciences into the social sciences in the third part of the 19th century was closely related to attempts to develop and implement methods for dealing with social tensions and the rationalization of society. This book studies the connections between academic disciplines and notions of Jewish assimilation and integration and demonstrates that the quest for Jewish assimilation is linked to and built into the conceptual foundations of modern social science disciplines. Focusing on two influential "assimilated" Jewish authors—anthropologist Franz Boas and sociologist Georg Simmel—this study shows that epistemological considerations underlie the authors’ respective evaluations of the Jews’ assimilation in German and American societies as a form of "group extinction" or as a form of "social identity." This conceptual model gives a new "key" to understanding pivotal issues in recent Jewish history and in the history of the social sciences.
This book examines the response to right-wing extremism in the US from both the government and non-governmental organisations. It provides a detailed portrait of the contemporary extreme right in the US including interviews with several of the movement's leading figures from groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance. The author also explains how the activities of these racist groups have been curbed due to the campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who have helped to shape and influence government policy.
An Essay on the Biocultural Evolution, Present Predicament, and Future Prospects of the Invisible Race
Author: Andrew Fraser
Fraser offers a groundbreaking contribution to the project of synthesizing Anglo-American constitutional and legal history with the evolutionary biology of ethnicity and a Christian ethno-theology. "The WASP Question" is valuable for focusing attention on the plight of Anglo-Saxon societies assailed by runaway materialism and imposed diversity.
Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy, with Diaspora Peoples
Author: Kevin MacDonald
This book attempts to understand an ancient people in terms of modern evolutionary biology. A basic idea is that Judaism is a group evolutionary strategy-what one might term an evolutionarily significant way for a group of people to get on in the world. The book documents several theoretically interesting aspects of group evolutionary strategies using Judaism as a case study. These topics include the theory of group evolutionary strategies, the genetic cohesion of Judaism, how Jews managed to erect and enforce barriers to gene flow between themselves and other peoples, resource competition between Jews and non-Jews, how Jews managed to have a high level of charity within their communities and at the same time prevented free-riding, how some groups of Jews came to have such high IQ's, and how Judaism developed in antiquity. This book was originally published in 1994 by Praeger Publishers. The Writers Club edition contains a new preface, Diaspora Peoples, describing several interesting group evolutionary strategies: The Gypsies, the Hutterites and Amish, the Calvinists and Puritans, and the Overseas Chinese.
essays on the racial realities of our nation and our time
Author: Samuel T. Francis
Category: Social Science
Fourteen scholars and experts on race and ethnicity reveal how race and ethnic differences have shaped America's cultural, historical, and political landscape. Each contributor examines the impact of racial differences on American society--from religion and politics to Southern history and sociobiology--and explains why biological racial differences are neither myth nor social invention, but shape every significant aspect of America's national character. Race and the American Prospect punctures several "politically correct" myths about race. It refutes in meticulous detail the prevailing fallacies of racial egalitarian orthodoxy. The authors explore a range of important issues in which race is consistently absent in conventional parlance, topics such as differences in IQ, personality, temperament, violent crime rates, immigration patterns, demographic population trends, economic disparities, and the long-term national implications of multiculturalism and diversity. Edited by the late Sam Francis, award-winning national implications of multiculturalism and diversity. Edited by the late Sam Francis, award-winning national commentator, Race and the American Prospect sparkles with incisive, readable essays. Courageous, controversial, and provocatively thoughtful, Race and the American Prospect is the book for every American--Democrat or Republican, conservative of liberal--interested in vindicating our country's past, reclaiming its present, and securing its future.