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Kovel, Joel 1936-2018

Works: 57 works in 267 publications in 7 languages and 8,417 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Autobiographies  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: E185.61, 301.45
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Most widely held works about Joel Kovel
Most widely held works by Joel Kovel
White racism, a psychohistory by Joel Kovel( Book )

41 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming Zionism : creating a single democratic state in Israel/Palestine by Joel Kovel( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a 'state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a path toward a single-state secular democracy can provide the justice essential to healing the wounds of the Middle East
The enemy of nature : the end of capitalism or the end of the world? by Joel Kovel( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism, with its unrelenting pressure to expand, is unreformably destructive to ecologies. Here, Joel Kovel argues against the reigning orthodoxy that there can be no alternative to the capitalist system, on the grounds that submission to it is suicidal as well as unworthy of human beings. Developing a synthesis between marxism, ecofeminism and the philosophy of nature, he critizes existing ecological politics for their evasion of capital, advances a vision of ecological production as the successor to capitalist production, and sets out the principles for realizing this
A complete guide to therapy : from psychoanalysis to behavior modification by Joel Kovel( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking scarcity : from capitalist inefficiency to economic democracy by Costas Panayotakis( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dominant schools of neoclassical and neoliberal economics tell us that material scarcity is an inevitable product of an insatiable human nature. Against this, Costas Panayotakis argues that scarcity is in fact a result of the social and economic processes of the capitalist system. The overriding importance of the logic of capital accumulation accounts for the fact that capitalism is not able to make a rational use of scarce resources and the productive potential at the disposal of human society. Instead, capitalism produces grotesque inequalities and unnecessary human suffering, a toxic consumerist culture that fails to satisfy, and a deepening ecological crisis. 'Remaking Scarcity' is a powerful challenge to the current economic orthodoxy. It asserts the core principle of economic democracy, that all human beings should have an equal say over the priorities of the economic system, as the ultimate solution to scarcity and ecological crisis."--Publisher's website
Red hunting in the promised land : anticommunism and the making of America by Joel Kovel( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and German and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of the cold war, an eminent social critic examines the roots of America's anticommunist frenzy. What amounted to an American civil religion for nearly half a century was at least as much a spiritual as a political phenomenon, according to Joel Kovel. It succeeded because it mobilized fears about our own social and individual identities against a demonized enemy. Organized around a series of compelling portraits of leading politicians and ideologues, Red Hunting in the Promised Land traces the evolution of anticommunism from the time of the Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of Communism in our time. Beginning with the great red scare of 1919, Kovel goes on to explore the diabolic imaginings of Father Coughlin and his brand of anti-Semitic anticommunism; George Kennan and his elitist vision of the national security state; John Foster Dulles and the apocalyptic world of "massive retaliation"; J. Edgar Hoover and the paranoia of socio-sexual repression; Joe McCarthy and the right-wing populism of the "American Inquisition"; Hubert Humphrey and the strange career of liberal anticommunism; James Angleton and the knight errantry of anticommunism at the CIA; and lastly the denouement of the "Evil Empire" in the age of Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Cold war anticommunism was not the first of our great "red scares." Kovel points out that the original, far more extended "red scare" was the European reaction to indigenous peoples, or Native Americans, who had to be diabolized so that their lands could be expropriated. What is it about America that has made both our leadership and the public repeatedly prone to hunt enemies in great crusades of moral absolutism? By shifting attention from its object, Communism, to its subject, American civilization, the book challenges the basic understanding of the nature of anticommunism. It draws connections between anticommunism as an internal control mechanism and anticommunism as the instrument of foreign policy, relating these aspects in turn to a study of psychology, national mythology, and culture. It further relates anticommunism to deep structures in Western Christianity, connecting, for example, the Book of Revelation to nuclear arms policy; the inquisitions of Europe to McCarthyism; archaic mythologies of the hunt to J. Edgar Hoover's anticommunist crusade."--Dust jacket
Against the state of nuclear terror by Joel Kovel( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look at the political, economic and psychological levels of the nuclear crisis. There are, says Koval, two kinds of nuclear states. There is the nuclear state apparatus whose ruling principle is domination through science; and there is the nuclear "state of being" which includes the psychology of living under the nuclear gun. The nuclear crisis is not a matter technically adjusting the nature and number of warheads, but the agony and paranoia of an entire civilization"--Back cover
The radical spirit : essays on psychoanalysis and society by Joel Kovel( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of desire : reflections of a radical psychoanalyst by Joel Kovel( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and spirit : an inquiry into the philosophy of liberation by Joel Kovel( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many people? : population, immigration, and the environmental crisis by Ian Angus( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear, evocative, and well-documented refutation of the idea that overpopulation is at the root of many environmental problems
Kritischer Leitfaden der Psychotherapie by Joel Kovel( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische beschrijving van een psycho-analyticus van verschillende vormen van psychotherapie
Defend Cuba and the Cuban five : a panel at New York University Law School May 19, 2003( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frūm dar kalām khūdash : nivishtih hā yī az Arīk Frūm by Erich Fromm( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Persian and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium from the full range of Erich Fromm's writings
Guida alla terapia : dalla psicoanalisi alla terapia del comportamento by Joel Kovel( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with interviewers by Skip Blumberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skip Blumberg interviews six expert interviewers who present their thoughts on effective procedures for various types of interviews. The six persons interviewed include Mike Wallace and Barbara walters (television), Studs Terkel and Susan Stamberg (radio), Sean Grennan (a New York police detective) and Joel Kovel (a psychoanalyst)
A really inconvenient truth : a critical essay on Al Gore's An inconvenient truth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel Kovel argues that while Al Gore "woke the world up" to the dangers of global warming, we need to go beyond Gore's message to what Kovel believes is the real truth about global warming. Kovel contends that global warming is directly related to the uncontrolled growth of the dominant world capitalist system and that we need to address and transform the "basic social dynamics that lead to a regime of cancerous production and mindless consumption" if we are to have a livable future
Interviews with interviewers -- about interviewing by Skip Blumberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer Skip Blumberg interviews interviewers Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters, Studs Terkel, Susan Stamberg, Sean Grennan (a New York police detective), and Joel Kovel (a psychoanalyst) on the art of interviewing, asking each: What motivates them to conduct literally thousands of interviews? Do they consciously develop a style? What constitutes a successful interview? When does empathy end and invasion of privacy begin?
Nature, société humaines, langages by John Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nicaragua by Joel Kovel( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a subtained reflection on the Sandinista revolution by a leading American radical. Joel Kovel has visited Nicaragua several times and worked there, particularly in the sensitive area of mental health. Here he shares his experience of the people, the conflicts and the regime
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The enemy of nature : the end of capitalism or the end of the world?
Overcoming Zionism : creating a single democratic state in Israel/PalestineThe enemy of nature : the end of capitalism or the end of the world?A complete guide to therapy : from psychoanalysis to behavior modificationRemaking scarcity : from capitalist inefficiency to economic democracyRed hunting in the promised land : anticommunism and the making of AmericaAgainst the state of nuclear terrorIn Nicaragua
Alternative Names
Joel Kovel American scholar and writer

Joel Kovel Amerikaans psychiater

Kovel, Joel, 1936-

Kovel, Joel S.

Kovel, Joel S. 1936-

Kovel, Joel S., 1936-2018

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English (199)

German (11)

Italian (4)

Turkish (3)

French (2)

Persian (1)

Dutch (1)