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Kovel, Joel 1936-2018

Overview
Works: 63 works in 299 publications in 5 languages and 9,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Essays  Autobiographies  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction
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 )

48 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an unusual, novel approach to critical race theory, Joel Kovel manages to tackle a subject that stumped so many theorists in the 1960s and 1970s: unconscious bias. White Racism: A Psychohistory presents a psychohistorical matrix of racism in an analysis of unconscious bias. Kovel's psychoanalytic approach to race is haunting in its approach to Western culture. With psychoanalytic calculation, White Racism probes the deep psychological and historical embedding of racism in Western civilization and provides a pessimistic view of future reform
Overcoming Zionism : creating a single democratic state in Israel/Palestine by Joel Kovel( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 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 )

52 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 1,144 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
A complete guide to therapy : from psychoanalysis to behavior modification by Joel Kovel( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 839 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 708 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
The Erich Fromm Reader : Readings Selected and Edited by Rainer Funk by Erich Fromm( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Against the state of nuclear terror by Joel Kovel( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 380 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 374 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 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear, evocative, and well-documented refutation of the idea that overpopulation is at the root of many environmental problems
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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritischer Leitfaden der Psychotherapie by Joel Kovel( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische beschrijving van een psycho-analyticus van verschillende vormen van psychotherapie
The emergence of ecosocialism by Joel Kovel( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book published post-humously by author, activist and scholar, Joel Kovel, who passed away on April 30, 2018. In 2001, Kovel co-authored "An Ecosocialist Manifesto, " launching a global movement with ancient roots and prophetic horizons. Since that time, dozens of books and hundreds of articles have been published on the subject as global warming, climate change, pollution, and ecological balance becomes one of the major concerns around the world today. As a result of this growing awareness, ecosocialist movements and organizations have emerged on every populated continent. Here for the first time, editor Quincy Saul has compiled a definitive collection of Kovel's essays on ecosocialism, chronicling the emergence of its theory and practice,which informs and educates. From the original manifestos and declarations, to essays and undelivered speeches, to classics from Capitalism Nature Socialism, the Journal of Ecosocialism, which Kovel edited, The Emergence of Ecosocialism offers a 360-degree orientation guide of an ecosocialist praxis written by one of its founding fathers
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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Erich Fromm reader by Erich Fromm( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fromm’s basic idea was to look at the individual as a social being and to look at society as an ensemble of many individuals who have not only common ideas and convictions based on a common practice of life but also a common psychic structure. With his concept of “social character” he created a new interdisciplinary thinking presented in this reader. The Erich Fromm Reader exhibits the true genius of an original thinker in seeing the connections between overlapping knowledge from many different fields. Here interdisciplinarity is not only a lip service but the impact of Erich Fromm’s unique social psychological notion
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). Blumberg conducts interviews on style, trickery, empathy, criticism and the limit of fairness and taste, subtly revealing the fears, goals, tactics and intent of each personality
Psicostoria del razzismo bianco by Joel Kovel( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with interviewers -- about interviewing by Skip Blumberg( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 7 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)
 
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The enemy of nature : the end of capitalism or the end of the world?
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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 terrorKritischer Leitfaden der Psychotherapie
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

جول کوول

コヴェル, ジョエル

Languages
English (221)

German (12)

Italian (4)

Turkish (3)

Dutch (1)