Hostile and Malignant Prejudice: Psychoanalytic Approaches represents the leading edge of work in the field by members of the International Psychoanalytical Association's Committee on Prejudice (Including Anti-Semitism), psychoanalysts who hail from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Uruguay. It pursues the issues surrounding hostile and malignant prejudice as defined in the first chapter by Henri Parens, whose path-breaking work over four generations with children and their mothers uncovered the sources of aggression and prejudice on a scale from jocular slurs to murderous genocide. One chapter examines the effects of Latin America's colonial past on the psychic development of a 'mixed race' young man whose analysis implicates a major racial and social divide in the heart of his society. In another chapter we learn of the identity conflicts of children who were separated from their parents during the Holocaust and hidden or 'hidden in plain sight' by adopting a Christian persona.

part I|25 pages

The Origin of Prejudice in Childhood: Theory and Practice

chapter One|23 pages

Malignant prejudice: its development and prevention *

ByHenri Parens

part II|57 pages


chapter Two|14 pages

Distinguishing between ordinary and criminal racism

ByLevitt Cyril

chapter Three|13 pages

Concerning prejudice: pragmatic utopias

ByLevitt Cyril

chapter Four|27 pages

International relations and psychoanalysis*

ByLevitt Cyril

part III|82 pages


chapter Five|30 pages

Secrecy and the denial of trauma

ByLevitt Cyril

chapter Six|18 pages

Collective mourning: who or what frees a collective to mourn?*

ByLevitt Cyril

chapter Seven|18 pages

On xenophobic and anti-Semitic prejudices*

ByLevitt Cyril

chapter Eight|14 pages

A Peruvian case of prejudice

ByLevitt Cyril

part IV|33 pages

Conclusion: Realistic Expectations