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Freud and War

Freud and War

Edited by Marlene Belilos

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During the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism in Germany, Albert Einstein wrote to Sigmund Freud asking the fundamental question: What can be done to liberate humanity from the menace of war? The... (more)

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

by Janet Sayers

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Illustrated with Barbara Hepworth’s abstract stone carving, with other works of art, and with fascinating vignettes from Adrian Stokes’s writing, this biography highlights his revolutionary emphasis... (more)

Fragile Learning: The Influence of Anxiety

Fragile Learning: The Influence of Anxiety

by David Mathew

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What are the barriers and obstacles to adults learning? What makes the process of adult learning so fragile? And what exactly do we mean by Fragile Learning? This book addresses these questions in... (more)

Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real

Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real

by Scott Wilson

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Stop Making Sense offers an original and compelling theory of music “from the perspective of the real” as this term is understood according to the Lacanian orientation in psychoanalysis. Specific... (more)

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Edited by Laura Tognoli Pasquali, Frances Thomson-Salo

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This latest book in the Psychoanalysis and Women series includes writings from practising psychoanalysts mainly from Italy and Europe. They take a wide sweep in exploring many aspects of women's... (more)

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis: A Local Habitation and a Name

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis: A Local Habitation and a Name

by Dorothy T. Grunes, Jerome M. Grunes

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Using Shakespeare's work to expand our understanding of what it is to be human, this book of applied psychoanalysis furthers the study of Shakespeare, literary theory, dramatic arts, and... (more)

Hamlet in Analysis: Horatio's Story—A Trial of Faith

Hamlet in Analysis: Horatio's Story—A Trial of Faith

by Meg Harris Williams

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Sitegeist - Number 8 (Autumn 2012) - A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Sitegeist - Number 8 (Autumn 2012) - A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Edited by Kirsty Hall, Nic Bayley

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Sitegeist is a space for thinking and questioning philosophy and psychoanalysis; it aims at a change in Geist - spirit, mind, intellect, wit, genius and morale. It seeks to contribute to a renewal of... (more)

Television and Psychoanalysis: Psycho-Cultural Perspectives

Television and Psychoanalysis: Psycho-Cultural Perspectives

Edited by Caroline Bainbridge, Ivan Ward

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Despite the prominence of television in our everyday lives, psychoanalytic approaches to its significance and function are notoriously few and far between. This volume takes up perspectives from... (more)

A Spirit that Impels: Play, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

A Spirit that Impels: Play, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

Edited by M. Gerard Fromm

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This volume brings together some of the papers presented by leading scholars, artists and psychoanalysts at an annual Creativity Seminar organised by the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center.... (more)

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

by John Michael Greer

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For well over half a century, since the first credible warnings of petroleum depletion were raised in the 1950s, contemporary industrial civilization has been caught in a remarkable paradox: a... (more)

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

by Michael Eigen

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Wilfred Bion once said, “I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis.” Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that... (more)

Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity

Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity

by Eran Rolnik

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Freud in Zion tells the story of psychoanalysis coming to Jewish Palestine/Israel. In this ground-breaking study psychoanalyst and historian Eran Rolnik explores the encounter between psychoanalysis,... (more)

In the Traces of our Name: The Influence of Given Names in Life

In the Traces of our Name: The Influence of Given Names in Life

by Juan Eduardo Tesone

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The book is grounded in psychoanalytic thinking, but it is also placed at an intersection of several fields of thought: linguistics, anthropology and literature. The focus of the book is the primary... (more)

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

by Linda Hopkins

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This is the definitive biography of one of the most engaging figures of British psychoanalysis. M. Masud R. Khan (1924-1989) exposed through his candor and scandalous behavior the bigotry of his... (more)

Shakespeare on the Couch

Shakespeare on the Couch

by Michael Jacobs

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Drawing upon a vast literature in psychoanalytic journals and either upon Shakespeare's characters themselves or alluding to those characters in the course of other topics, this book discusses eight... (more)

Off the Couch

Off the Couch

by Noe Marchevsky

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A humorous look at the world of therapy in a series of amusing cartoon drawings. The perfect present for all those interested in psychotherapy, counselling and psychoanalysis. (more)

A Strange Way of Killing: The Poetic Structure of Wuthering Heights

A Strange Way of Killing: The Poetic Structure of Wuthering Heights

by Meg Harris Williams

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This study, equipped with a descriptive approach rather than a reductive or interpretational one, is aimed at enabling the novel's poetic qualities, the mysterious heart of it's emotional impact, to... (more)

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

by Colin Stanley

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When the existential philosopher Colin Wilson died in December 2013, it was suggested by one perceptive obituary writer that, despite the seemingly diverse subject matter of his books, his true... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Edited by David E. Scharff

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This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles... (more)

The Freudian Orient: Early Psychoanalysis, Anti-Semitic Challenge, and the Vicissitudes of Orientalist Discourse

The Freudian Orient: Early Psychoanalysis, Anti-Semitic Challenge, and the Vicissitudes of Orientalist Discourse

by Frank F. Scherer

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This study consists of a twofold, interrelated enquiry: the Orientalism of psychoanalysis and the psychoanalysis of Orientalism – bringing into conversation Sigmund Freud and Edward Said and,... (more)

Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in <i>La Belle et la Bête</i> by Jean Cocteau

Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in La Belle et la Bête by Jean Cocteau

Edited by Andreas Hamburger

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Women and men in cinema are imaginary constructs created by filmmakers and their audiences. The film-psychoanalytic approach reveals how movies subliminally influence unconscious reception. On the... (more)

Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy

Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy

by Robert Snell

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In the early 1820s, in the gloomy aftermath of the 1789 Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, the French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) made five portraits of patients in an asylum or... (more)

Freud and Culture

Freud and Culture

by Eric Smadja

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In this book Eric Smadja explores the representations of society and culture that Freud developed in the course of his work. Distinct from contemporary sociological and anthropological conceptions,... (more)

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

by Brent Potter

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Damage and reparation are central themes of human existence. Melanie Klein, among other pivotal discoveries, noted our capacity for destructiveness towards others and ourselves. More importantly, she... (more)

Lost in Space: Amexane - Paths of Impossibility

Lost in Space: Amexane - Paths of Impossibility

by Judith Gracie

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'“The mares which bear me as far as my desires might reach ...”: a piece of writing from two and a half thousand years ago catches the intent of this work. The author has etched a body of poetry that... (more)

From Freud To Kafka: The Paradoxical Foundation of the Life-and-Death Instinct

From Freud To Kafka: The Paradoxical Foundation of the Life-and-Death Instinct

by Philippe Refabert

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This book takes the reader on a captivating journey leading from an erroneous founding assumption inherited from Freud, to the proposal of a principle better suited to allowing the psychoanalyst to... (more)

Identities in Transition: The Growth and Development of a Multicultural Therapist

Identities in Transition: The Growth and Development of a Multicultural Therapist

Edited by Monisha Nayar-Akhtar

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Identities in Transition is a book about the growth and development of a multicultural therapist/analyst. Hailing from all around the world (Argentina, England, Egypt, India, Israel, Iran, Lebanon,... (more)

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

by Michael Eigen

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This book picks up where Michael Eigen's previous work, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis, left off. It is based on two expanded transcriptions of seminars given for the New York University Postdoctoral... (more)

Shrinking the News: Headline Stories on the Couch

Shrinking the News: Headline Stories on the Couch

by Coline Covington

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Shrinking the News brings together Coline Covington’s wide range of articles from her regular column in the online newspaper, The Week. The articles cover current events from October 2008 until... (more)

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