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Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, Prejudice, and Border Psychology

Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, Prejudice, and Border Psychology

by Vamik D. Volkan

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Aside from the many political, cultural and economic aspects of the present refugee crisis in Europe, it is also crucial to consider the psychological element. In our fast-changing world,... (more)

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning

Edited by Lene Auestad

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This book aims to question the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss, and the work of mourning - notions which, it is argued, challenge our very ideas of the... (more)

The Essential Being: Psychoanalytic Understanding of Totalitarianism

The Essential Being: Psychoanalytic Understanding of Totalitarianism

by Anamilagros Perez-Morazzani, Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

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This book explores the concept of “pre-conceptual trauma”, drawing in particular on the pioneering research of Wilfred Bion. A comparison is established between two different groups of individuals:... (more)

Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era

Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era

Edited by Linda Cundy

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This highly topical book explores the new technological environment we have created, and our adaptation to it, twenty-five years after the death of John Bowlby. In the space of just a couple of... (more)

Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern

Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern

by Narendra Keval

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Racism is a treacherous phenomenon with many faces that allow it a remarkable capacity to co-exist with support for ethnic and cultural diversity. In both its subtle and virulent forms, racist states... (more)

Respect, Plurality, and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Discrimination

Respect, Plurality, and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Discrimination

by Lene Auestad

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This book helps us understand the current resurgence of social prejudice against ethnic minority groups, the logics of scapegoating and the resulting violence.

Our time is characterised by a... (more)

A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action

A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action

by Vamik D. Volkan

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This book relates the psychoanalytic journey of a man in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how individuals can sometimes suffer greatly or cause the... (more)

Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia

Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia

Edited by Lene Auestad

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This volume aims to question the recent revival of neo-nationalist policies in the light of what unconscious fantasies are involved in these developments. It examines both recent movements of... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

Edited by Lene Auestad

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Thinking psychoanalytically about the nature of social exclusion involves a self-questioning on the part of the interpreter. While we may all have some experiences of having been subject to... (more)

A New Therapy for Politics?

A New Therapy for Politics?

by Andrew Samuels

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Andrew Samuels has established an international practice as a political consultant, working with senior politicians, political parties and activist groups. His lectures and workshops on the... (more)

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)

Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

Edited by Frank Lowe

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'Thinking Space' was set up to develop the capacity of staff and trainees at the Tavistock Clinic to think about racism, and other forms of hatred toward difference in ourselves and others. Drawing... (more)

Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre

Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre

Edited by Aida Alayarian

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The trauma of refugee status is particularly corrosive. It does the usual harm of devastating our own self-image and sense of permanence in the world, but it does more. It is a dislocation from our... (more)

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Edited by Sverre Varvin, Vamik D. Volkan

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Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a... (more)

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress

by David Smail

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It is the main argument of this book that emotional and psychological distress is often brought about through the operation of social-environmental powers which have their origin at a considerable... (more)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: A Sourcebook on Large-Group Psychology

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: A Sourcebook on Large-Group Psychology

by Vamik D. Volkan

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The author has three goals in writing this book. The first is to explore large-group identity such as ethnic identity, diplomacy, political propaganda, terrorism and the role of leaders in... (more)

From Ultrasound to Army: The Unconscious Trajectories of Masculinity in Israel

From Ultrasound to Army: The Unconscious Trajectories of Masculinity in Israel

by Hanni Mann-Shalvi

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Daring to gaze directly into the core of parenting in Israel, this book presents, for the first time, a study that focuses on the conscious and unconscious aspects of the Israeli parenting experience... (more)

Race and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings: A Manual for Professionals

Race and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings: A Manual for Professionals

by Reenee Singh, Sumita Dutta

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"Race" and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings is a practical resource for trainers who wish to work with the issues raised by racial and cultural diversity in their own agency settings. It is... (more)

Consequences of Denial: The Armenian Genocide

Consequences of Denial: The Armenian Genocide

by Aida Alayarian

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Consequences of Denial seeks to provide some awareness and understanding of the horrendous tragedy of the Armenian genocide. This book illuminates the little known fact that over two million innocent... (more)

Money as Emotional Currency

Money as Emotional Currency

Edited by Anca Carrington

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The importance of money and our relationship to it is impossible to ignore in a decade defined by global economic crisis and financial instability. Integrating a psychoanalytic perspective with... (more)

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

by Barbara Fletchman Smith

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This book puts psychological trauma at its centre. Using psychoanalysis, it assesses what was lost, how it was lost and how the loss is compulsively repeated over generations. There is a... (more)

Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World

Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World

Edited by Halina Brunning

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The main purpose of this book is to look at a range of ubiquitous phenomena that make up our daily life and to ask not so much "whether" but "what" psychoanalytic thinking can add to our current... (more)

Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence

Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence

Edited by Coline Covington, Paul Williams

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Following the attacks of September 11th 2001, one of the resounding questions asked was "What would make anyone do such a thing?" The psychological mentality of the suicidal terrorist left a gaping... (more)

How to Survive Without Psychotherapy

How to Survive Without Psychotherapy

by David Smail

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This book is directly aimed at sufferers of mental distress. The book’s aim is to remove from sufferers the burden of 'fault' for their pain and to demystify some of the practices that surround the... (more)

Taking Care: An Alternative to Therapy

Taking Care: An Alternative to Therapy

by David Smail

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Taking Care established David Smail as an important social and political analyst whose background happened to be in clinical psychology. In this work he develops the analysis of mental illness, and... (more)

Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety

Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety

by David Smail

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This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as... (more)

The Psyche in the Modern World: Psychotherapy and Society

The Psyche in the Modern World: Psychotherapy and Society

Edited by Tom Warnecke

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The Psyche in the Modern World sets out to open consulting room doors and bring the concept of the Psyche, and its main advocate, the psychotherapy discipline, into public space and into the realm of... (more)

The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality

The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality

by H. Shmuel Erlich

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The book aims at bridging the conceptual and practical gap between a psychoanalytic focus on the internal world and the dynamics of external reality by examining an array of junctures in which the... (more)

How Money Talks

How Money Talks

by Lesley Murdin

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Money speaks in everyday life and in literature of our greed and our generosity, our pride and our humiliation and as it passes among us it shows our creativity and our ability to co-operate even... (more)

Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction

Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction

by Howard S. Schwartz

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"Political correctness" involves much more than a restriction of speech. It represents a broad cultural transformation, a shift in the way people understand things and organize their lives; a change... (more)

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