Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Identity, Ideology, and History. 1. Political and literary answers to some 'Jewish Questions': Proust, Joyce, Freud, and Herzl; B. Beit-Hallahmi. 2. The Temporal Emblematics of Belonging: Position and Validity in Israeli Political Discourse; D. Diner. 3. Towards a Critical Analysis of Israeli Political Culture; M. Zuckerman. 4. On Marginal People: The Case of the Palestinians in Israel; R. Suleiman. 5. Unconscious defense mechanisms and social mechanisms used in national and political conflicts; R. Moses. 6. Contentious Origins: Psychoanalytic Comments on the Debate over Israel's Creation; J. Brunner. Part II: Psychoanalytic Treatment in Historical and Political Context. 7. Psychoanalysis moves to Palestine: Immigration, integration, and reception; E.J. Rolnik. 8. Beyond analytic anonymity: On the political involvement of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in Israel; E. Berman. 9. Unavoidable Links and Violable Links: Israelis and Palestinians in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training; Y. Gampel. Epilogue: Looking Forward; J. Bunzl. Index.
Since its founding one hundred years ago psychoanalysis has been the focus of contention, controversy, and debate. What has been clear despite all controversies is that the psychoanalytic tradition has created and inspired special modes of critical thinking which have been used to examine both human behavior and corresponding social ideologies.
Psychoanalysis, Identity, and Ideology presents papers from a historic two day conference of leading Israeli, Palestinian, and European psychologists held in June of 1999. Sensitive professional and historical dilemmas are discussed with refreshing openness. This collection embodies the tradition of critical thinking applied to ideologies and identities, Zionism in particular, through a non-exclusive prism of psychoanalytic traditions.
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