A Dangerous Legacy: Judaism and the Psychoanalytic Movement by Hans Reijzer,Jeannette K. Ringold

By Hans Reijzer,Jeannette K. Ringold

On twenty third July 1908 Sigmund Freud wrote to his colleague Karl Abraham: "Rest guaranteed that if my identify have been Oberhuber [an evidently non-Jewish name], in the end my ideas may have met with some distance much less resistance."From its starting, psychoanalysis has been noticeable as a Jewish affair, and psychoanalysts have constantly been scared of finishing up within the place of the Jew - that of the outsider. In a deadly Legacy: Judaism and Psychoanalysis Hans Reijzer examines how psychoanalysts have controlled that worry, within the contemporary previous and within the current. in the course of his learn, which led him to Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Jerusalem, Hamburg, and Durban, Reijzer encountered malicious in addition to enlightening statements, occasions, and incidents. a deadly Legacy is a impressive learn of an engaging zone of study. Reijzer's end is excellent: stereotypes approximately Jews are an element not just within the daily international but in addition within the psychoanalytic international once Jews participate in it.

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