Anti-Semitism and Zionism in C.G. Jung and His Inner Circle

June 20: Anti-Semitism and Zionism in C.G. Jung and His Inner Circle

 This two hour ZOOM seminar addresses the anti-Semitic attitudes expressed in Jung’s publications, public utterances and personal correspondence from 1910-1939 and the ways in which they were experienced and addressed by James Kirsch and Erich Neumann. Burston will explain his classification/description of Jung as a “high-brow/low-intensity” anti-Semite, one whose disastrous falling out with Freud dramatically intensified his anti-Semitic sentiments during this period of time. He will also ponder Jung’s angry denial of his anti-Semitic leanings, and steadfast refusal to retract and/or apologize publicly for any of his actions or utterances at this time.

Daniel Burston is an Associate professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh who specializes in the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and psychology, and the ways in which the mental health disciplines overlap and co-mingle with religion, philosophy and politics. He is the author of The Legacy of Erich Fromm (Harvard University Press, 1991), The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing (Harvard University Press, 1996), Psychotherapy as a Human Science (with Roger Frie, Duquesne University Press, 2006), Erik Erikson and the American Psyche: Ego, Ethics and Evolution (Jason Aronson, 2007) and A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern (Karnac, 2016). His most recent books are Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Postmodern University (Palgrave MacMillen , 2020) and Anti-Semitism and Analytical Psychology: Jung, Politics and Culture (Routledge, 2021)

IAJS Online Seminar: Anti-Semitism and Analytical Psychology: JUNG, Politics and Culture (Routledge, 2021)

 Two ZOOM Seminars June 20 and June 28 with online discussion from the 20th – 29th.   June 20:Anti-Semitism and Zionism in C.G. Jung and His Inner Circle This two hour ZOOM seminar addresses the anti-Semitic attitudes expressed in Jung’s publications, public utterances and personal correspondence from 1910-1939 and the ways in which they were experienced and addressed by James Kirsch and Erich Neumann. Burston …

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