Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting

Editor : Lynne Layton, Editor : Susan Gutwill, Editor : Nancy Caro Hollander

Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting

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This examination of the psychodynamics of terror and aggression and the unconscious defences employed to deny reality offers powerful insights into the microscopic unconscious ways that ideology is enacted and lived. "Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics" will be of interest to all mental health professionals interested in improving their understanding of the ideological factors that impede or facilitate critical and engaged citizenship. It has a valuable contribution to make to the psychoanalytic enterprise, as well as to related scholarly and professional disciplines.

Contents: "Layton, Hollander, Gutwill," Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting. "Samuels," Introduction Working Directly with Political, Social and Cultural Material in the Therapy Session. "Dimen," Money, Love, and Hate: Contradiction and Paradox in Psychoanalysis. "Layton," That Place Gives Me the Heebie Jeebies. "Peltz," The Manic Society. "Hollander, Gutwill," Despair and Hope in a Culture of Denial. "Gutwill, Hollander," Class and Splitting in the Clinical Setting: The Ideological Dance in the Transference and Countertransference. "Layton," Attacks on Linking: The Unconscious Pull to Dissociate Individuals from their Social Context. "Walls," The Normative Unconscious and the Political Contexts of Change in Psychotherapy. "Walls," Racism, Classism, Psychosis and Self-image in the Analysis of a Woman. "Katz," The Beheading of America: Reclaiming Our Minds. "Hollander," Psychoanalysis and the Problem of the Bystander in Times of Terror. "Altman, Benjamin, Jacobs, Wachtel, "Is Politics the Last Taboo in Psychoanalysis? A Roundtable Discussion. "Geffner," Moderated. "Dimen," Response to Roundtable: Something's Gone Missing. "Samuels," Response to Roundtable: Politics and/or/in/for Psychoanalysis. "White," Response to Roundtable: What Dare We (Not) Do? Psychoanalysis: A Voice in Politics? "Geffner," Political Identity: A Personal Postscript.

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