The Authoritarian Personality
Event time: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:30pm to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 7:30pm
Location: Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), 208, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: Annual Conference of the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
Made possible by generous grants from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, the Knapp Family Foundation, the Jason M. Folk Memorial Fund, and the Federal Republic of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Our conference focuses on the landmark study, first published in 1950, under the title, The Authoritarian Personality, which was just re-issued by Verso Press in August 2019. The book was a collaboration between Theodor W. Adorno and a group of academic psychologists working at the University of California, Berkeley: Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford. Adorno had originally intended that the book be called “The Fascist Character and the Measurement of Fascist Trends” to reflect the political problem at its heart. Anchored in case study, The Authoritarian Personality reflects the aspirations of early critical theory to pursue empirical social science. But it is also a highly theoretical work, a systematic inquiry into the psychological structure of fascism, racism, and antisemitism.
*The conference will take place over two days (February 14-15, 2020) at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University.
For more information and conference program, visit https://ypsa.yale.edu/event/authoritarian-personality
Admission: Free; open to the public
Contact: Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism at firstname.lastname@example.org
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