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He's not a clinician, but Todd McGowan has done some work along these lines. His books "Capitalism and Desire" and "Emancipation After Hegel" take psychoanalytic approaches to theorizing capitalist and leftist ideologies, respectively. I'm actually about to begin reading both of these, so I can't yet speak to their content, but I find him to be an extremely insightful and creative thinker in this realm. His latest work "Universality and Identity Politics" may also help in this area. While none of these books are necessarily theories of the psychological development of the individual's attachment to/predisposition toward these ideologies, they do apply analytic theory to the psychic phenomena on offer by various political and social systems.


ThatPersonIsNot345

Thank you!


finnles

There are a lot of german psychoanalysts writing about it, idk if there are approaches in other countries and i don’t know if there are even translations in other languages. But i would recommend Klaus Horn, Alfred Krovoza, Alexander Mitscherlich, Stavros Mentzos (he wrote more about war and its dynamics, but u still get a lot of approaches why certain ppl have a certain responsiveness for ideologies), Jan Lohl and there’s is also a work group at Leibniz University Hannover which is called “Political Psychology” + there’s also a society in germany called society for psychoanalytical social psychology (rn i’m trying to become a member). And there is also another great book by Klaus Theweleit, which is called „Männerfantasien“ (it means men‘s fantasies), it possible that there is an english translation of it bc it was extremely successful. The author isn’t a psychoanalyst himself (his wife is a psychoanalyst and i think she helped him a lot with the book) but he uses a lot of psychoanalysis to understand the origins of the ppl who were involved in build the nazi germany and kind of tries to postulate a certain psychological profile for them. a great book. maybe u can dm me and i can recommend more books and authors to u (but idk if they’re available in english)


finnles

i just looked it up and there is an english translation, it’s called „male fantasies“ by klaus theweleit and u can find it on amazon. idk how familiar you are with german history, maybe u should get some summary about weimarer republik and third reich, to understand the historical dimension of it


ThatPersonIsNot345

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Lastrevio

Carl Jung talks about it a ton in almost all his books. Check out "Archetypes and the collective unconscious" for example and his description of tribe mentality around paragraphs 225