Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World

Editor : Halina Brunning

Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World

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'We need all the help we can get in thinking about the unthinkable, and this kind of analysis goes below the surface of our fears and prejudices to explore the dynamics of some of the crises that facing our societies at this time. The contributors explore the delusional thinking that affects the world of work, the money markets, consumerism, traumatized societies, and climate change. A powerful response to this age of uncertainty.'
- Tim Dartington, PhD, author of Managing Vulnerability: The Underlying Dynamics of Systems of Care

'With this fascinating book, Halina Brunning demonstrates again her great ability to invite the reader to look underneath the surface of a range of ubiquitous phenomena that make up our daily organizational lives. The psychoanalytic perspective of the authors in this volume on what often seems obvious or even banal reveals disturbing and often frightening insights. There is, for example, murderousness in mergers, toxicity at the employee-customer interface, burnout even at the executive level, a perverse dynamic in the use of money and in the fashion industry, and apocalyptic fantasies behind our perception of climate change.'
- Dr Burkard Sievers, Professor of Organization Development, Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, Wuppertal, Germany; Past-President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations

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