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Psychoanalysis, Identity, and Ideology

Critical Essays on the Israel/Palestine Case

  • John Bunzl
  • Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

About this book


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.


Freud Involvement behavior conflict culture human behavior migration psychoanalysis psychotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • John Bunzl
    • 1
    • 2
  • Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
    • 3
  1. 1.Austrian Institute for International AffairsViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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