White Racism: A Psychohistory

Finalist, National Book Awards 1972 for Philosophy And Religion

cover of White Racism A Psychohistory by Joel Kovel
ISBN 9780394716756
Random House

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This is the only comprehensive psychoanalytic study of white racism. It integrates historical, social and psychodynamic perspectives to explore Kovel’s definition that ‘far from being the simple delusion of a bigoted and ignorant minority, racism is a set of beliefs whose structure arises from the deepest levels of our lives – from the fabric of assumptions we make about the world, ourselves and others and from the patterns of fundamental social activities.’