The Roots of Prejudice

15 November 2014


Day Conference at The Anna Freud Centre

We all experience the impulse to be prejudiced as one of the inevitable consequences of developing a ‘sense of self’. Forged within primary relationships, our sense of ‘who we are’ is always emotionally loaded and involves ambivalent relationships with ‘others’.

The resurgence of malignant forms of prejudice in which hate and hostility are directed towards specific groups, reality distorted and sadism justified, brings a new sense of urgency to understand the universal propensity. This conference addresses contemporary manifestations of various forms of prejudice with perspectives on their unconscious dynamics.

Speakers and Titles 

Prejudice as Socially Unconscious
Lene Auestad

The Logic of an Illusion
Brian Klug

Prejudice as Ideology: The creation of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ groups in society – and psychoanalysis.
Farhad Dalal

Prejudice in the Analytic Setting: From the Socio-political Sphere to the Intra-psychic Domain
Aisha Abassi

Duration 15 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
Times Saturday 15 November 2014 9.30 - 17.00
Cost £60 Full Price / £45 Students and concessions (£5 reduction for members of the Freud Museum)
Venue Anna Freud Centre London
Address 12 Maresfield Gardens London NW3 5SU, ,
Contact 020 7435 2002 / /

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