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The Ideology of Hatred: The Psychic Power of Discourse

Niza Yanay


The Ideology of Hatred advances a new socio-psychoanalytical framework for understanding the politics of national hatred as a discourse which characterizes today's many national, ethnic and religious conflicts by interrogating the unconscious within national discourse. It opens new and timely venues for thinking about the paradoxes of love and hate, while raising questions of social attachment and otherness. The book offers a critique of hatred as an ideological apparatus of power that operates within discourse as a defence strategy. A key term in The Ideology of Hatred is the "political uncon ... More

Keywords: hatred, conflict, dependency, intimacy, Otherness, ideology, psychoanalysis, unconscious, friendship, desire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823250042
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823250042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niza Yanay, author
Ben Gurion University