This paper explores the link between anti-Semitism and xenophobia from a psychoanalytic prism. The author claims that anti-Semitism is a particular form of xenophobia directed against Jews, with some unique characteristics. She first introduces some basic notions about xenophobia, and then discusses the origins of anti-Semitism as they are viewed in early psychoanalytic thinking and in contemporary psychoanalysis. The article explores the nature of anti-Semitism in society today, and presents some reflections on the interplay between anti-Semitism and other kinds of xenophobia.
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Kogan, I. Anti-semitism and Xenophobia*. Am J Psychoanal 77, 378–391 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1057/s11231-017-9113-6
- archaic fantasy systems
- xenophobic anti-Semitism
- chimerical anti-Semitism
- modern anti-Semitism