New PDF release: Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish Question

By Eliza Slavet

ISBN-10: 0823231410

ISBN-13: 9780823231416

ISBN-10: 0823231429

ISBN-13: 9780823231423

What makes somebody Jewish? Why do a little humans believe they've got bodily inherited the stories in their ancestors? Is there any strategy to take into consideration race with no lowering it to racism or to actual differences?

These questions are on the middle of Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish query. In his ultimate ebook, Moses and Monotheism, Freud hinted on the complexities of Jewishness and insisted that Moses was once rather an Egyptian. Slavet strikes a long way past debates approximately how Freud felt approximately Judaism; as an alternative, she explores what he wrote approximately Jewishness: what it's, the way it is transmitted, and the way it has survived. Freud’s Moses emerges because the fruits of his paintings on transference, telepathy, and intergenerational transmission, and at the relationships among reminiscence and its competitors: background, heredity, and myth. Writing at the eve of the Holocaust, Freud proposed that Jewishness is constituted through the inheritance of ancestral stories; therefore, despite any makes an attempt to repress, suppress, or repudiate Jewishness, Jews will stay Jewish and Judaism will live to tell the tale, for greater and for worse.

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