Conversations with Jacqueline Rose

Anthony Lerman, Aveek Sen, Henrietta Moore, Rosemary Bechler, Stephen Frosh, Supriya Chaudhuri


5.75 x 8 inches, 184pp. January 2010

ISBN : 9781906497347

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In this collection of conversations that were conducted in Calcutta, at the London School of Economics, through Jewish Book Week, and on the radical Web site openDemocracy, internationally renowned Jewish scholar Jacqueline Rose explores the debates that have fueled her writing and thinking over three decades. Drawn out by her interlocutors, Rose discusses the difference between political and sexual identity and inquires whether psychoanalysis can be considered a radical form of thought that can be used fruitfully in dialogue about political struggle. Most significantly—since each of these conversations was sparked by her recent and controversial writing on Zionism, Israel, and Palestine—Rose reflects on the role of Jewish dissent in our time. In these conversations, Rose appears courageous, passionate, ethical, and never afraid to engage politically on issues that are of human concern in the ongoing Middle and Near East crisis.


‘Jacqueline Rose has written a timely and courageous book. . . . It could do nothing but good if the force of Rose’s argument were to be felt not only in and for Israel but beyond.’ —David Simpson, London Review of Books, on The Question of Zion.


Supriya Chaudhuri is professor of English at Jadavpur University, Calcutta. 

Stephen Frosh is pro-vice-master for learning and teaching and incoming head of the School of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

Rosemary Bechler is international editor of openDemocracy.

Henrietta Moore is the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and director of the Culture and Globalisation Programme of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE. 

Aveek Sen is senior assistant editor, editorial pages, The Telegraph, Calcutta.

Anthony Lerman is director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in the United Kingdom.


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