White Racism

A Psychohistory

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231057974

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 4725

Probes the deep psychological and historical embedments of racism in Western civilization and provides a pessimistic view of future reform

The Lost Traveller's Dream

A Memoir

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570273216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 5311

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.

Revolutionary Suicide

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Huey P. Newton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114047X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2086

The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

View: 4009

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.

Red Hunting in the Promised Land

Anticommunism and the Making of America

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304700486

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 8481

In the wake of the cold war, an eminent social critic examines the roots of America's anticommunist frenzy. 'The United States, by comparative standards, has been an unusually free society, but with powerful repressive strains that are deeply rooted in its intellectual and political culture. The author's thoughtful and enlightening exploration of these crucial themes helps us not only to understand our past but also to shape a better future.' - Noam Chomsky

A Complete Guide to Therapy

From Psychoanalysis to Behaviour Modification

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140136319

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 369

View: 2375

History and Spirit

An Inquiry Into the Philosophy of Liberation

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 301

View: 5817

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

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

View: 6479

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

View: 8851

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.

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

View: 5622

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.

The age of desire

reflections of a radical psychoanalyst

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: Psychology

Page: 282

View: 7198

Overcoming Zionism

creating a single democratic state in Israel/Palestine

Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745325705

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 352

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 Black Image in the White Mind

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

Author: George M. Fredrickson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819561886

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 2387

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

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

View: 6929

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.

Racism and Mental Health

Prejudice and Suffering

Author: Kamaldeep Bhui

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846423369

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 8839

This thought-provoking book investigates the impact of racism (both conscious and unconscious) in mental health settings, covering individual clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision. The authors offer insights into manifestations of racism in contemporary Britain; racial and cultural identity and the significance of these in psychotherapy; and the inequalities in provision of mental health services to minority ethnic communities. They consider the problems of racism and mental health, not in isolation but in the larger context of cultural difference and social inequalities, and also on the level of human relationships. Bringing together the experiences of mental health professionals and incorporating a service user's perspective, this book provides many practical strategies for addressing racism and dealing with its effects in psychiatric work, and will prove useful and informative to practitioners in many areas of mental health work.

Color Struck

How Race and Complexion Matter in the “Color-Blind” Era

Author: Lori Latrice Martin,Hayward Derrick Horton,Cedric Herring,Verna M. Keith,Melvin Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511105

Category: Education

Page: 18

View: 4434

Skin color and skin tone has historically played a significant role in determining the life chances of African Americans and other people of color. It has also been important to our understanding of race and the processes of racialization. But what does the relationship between skin tone and stratification outcomes mean? Is skin tone correlated with stratification outcomes because people with darker complexions experience more discrimination than those of the same race with lighter complexions? Is skin tone differentiation a process that operates external to communities of color and is then imposed on people of color? Or, is skin tone discrimination an internally driven process that is actively aided and abetted by members of communities of color themselves? Color Struck provides answers to these questions. In addition, it addresses issues such as the relationship between skin tone and wealth inequality, anti-black sentiment and whiteness, Twitter culture, marriage outcomes and attitudes, gender, racial identity, civic engagement and politics at predominately White Institutions. Color Struck can be used as required reading for courses on race, ethnicity, religious studies, history, political science, education, mass communications, African and African American Studies, social work, and sociology.

Portraits of White Racism

Author: David T. Wellman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458108

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 5654

First published in 1977, this book advanced a distinctively sociological theory of racism. In this revised edition the theoretical perspective is updated.