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The Digital Age on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Practice and New Media

The Digital Age on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Practice and New Media

by Alessandra Lemma

  • Paperback £28.99

The Digital Age is on the couch. Working today, it is essential that clinicians understand the world we live in. The transition from an industrial economy to an information economy impacts not just... (more)

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

Edited by Rod Tweedy

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

This book explores how our social and economic contexts profoundly affect our mental health and wellbeing, and how modern neuroscientific and psychodynamic research can both contribute to and enrich... (more)

Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music

Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music

by Julie Jaffee Nagel

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

What can psychoanalysis learn from music? What can music learn from psychoanalysis? Can the analysis of music itself provide a primary source of psychological data? Drawing on Freud's concept of the... (more)

On Kindness

On Kindness

by Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor

  • Paperback £7.99

What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst. For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many... (more)

Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience: Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny

Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience: Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny

by Gregorio Kohon

  • Paperback £36.89 (RRP : £40.99 save £4.10)

Interest in the relationship between psychoanalysis and art - and other disciplines - is growing. In his new book Reflections on the Aesthetic: Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny, Gregorio Kohon examines... (more)

Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion - A Psychohistory

Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion - A Psychohistory

by Nick Duffell

  • Paperback £20.00

In an age when America elected its first black president and the Middle East stirred with popular uprising, Britons were again content to elect the products of their elitist Public Schools. But,... (more)

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

by Ignes Sodre

  • Paperback £37.59 (RRP : £39.99 save £2.40)

Imaginary Existences interweaves scholarly psychoanalytic knowledge and extensive clinical experience with insights derived from close readings of great literature in a uniquely imaginative and... (more)

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Edited by Alessandra Lemma, Luigi Caparrotta

  • Paperback £37.99

By now the internet and other forms of virtual communication have been in place for at least twenty years. However, surprisingly little has been written about the use of new technologies in the... (more)

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

by Afua Hirsch

  • Paperback £9.99

The Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today You're British. Your parents are British. Your partner, your children and most of your... (more)

Bodies

Bodies

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present... (more)

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature: Reading the Reader

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature: Reading the Reader

by Merav Roth

  • Paperback £29.99

What are the unconscious processes involved in reading literature? How does literature influence our psychological development existential challenges? A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading... (more)

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

by Olga Jacoby

  • Hardback £13.20 (RRP : £15.00 save £1.80)

Words in Pain is a rediscovered treasure. First published anonymously in 1919, these letters from a dying woman to her doctor encapsulate an attitude to death which is fiercely independent of... (more)

On Revelation

On Revelation

by Eric Rhode

  • Paperback £19.99 (RRP : £24.00 save £4.01)

Revelation occurs to each of us at every hour in the form of thoughts, feelings, dreams, insights and intuitions that seemingly derive from an unknown source. It feels like a gift. And yet it is... (more)

Looking Through Freud's Photos

Looking Through Freud's Photos

by Michael Molnar

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £32.99 save £2.96)

A moody Freud posed against a background of holiday pictures pinned to a wall; or lurking at the very edge of a large family group; or lost in a crowd of nineteenth-century scientists. These... (more)

The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination

The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination

by Jessica Benjamin

  • Paperback £42.00

Explores the difference between the sexes with reference to object-relations theory and Hegelian philosophy. (more)

From Dependency to Autonomy: Studies in Organisation and Change

From Dependency to Autonomy: Studies in Organisation and Change

by Eric Miller

  • Paperback £24.99

The author draws on the experiences of three decades of working as an organizational consultant to various sorts of institutions, employing approaches drawn from psychoanalysis, systems theory, and... (more)

Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

  • Paperback £22.00

In this masterful history, Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of political... (more)

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

by Joanna Ryan

  • Paperback £34.23 (RRP : £35.99 save £1.76)

Does psychoanalysis have anything to say about the emotional landscapes of class? How can class-inclusive psychoanalytic projects, historic and contemporary, inform theory and practice? Class and... (more)

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden? Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much... (more)

The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy

The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy

by Jeremy Holmes

  • Paperback £36.75 (RRP : £38.99 save £2.24)

Use of the imagination is a key aspect of successful psychotherapeutic treatments. Psychotherapy helps clients get in touch with, awaken, and learn to trust their creative inner life, while... (more)

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £37.95

This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the... (more)

The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts

The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts

by Daniel Pick

  • Paperback £14.99

The story of how psychoanalysis was used in the war against Nazi Germany - in the crucial quest to understand the Nazi mind.

Daniel Pick brings both the skills of the historian and the trained... (more)

Moving Images: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film

Moving Images: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film

by Andrea Sabbadini

  • Paperback £36.75 (RRP : £38.99 save £2.24)

The experience of watching films - entertaining, moving, instructive, frightening or exciting as they may be - can be enriched by the opportunity to reflect upon them from unconventional... (more)

Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

by Almut-Barbara Renger

  • Hardback £24.00

When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle - he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture's central narratives about... (more)

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

by Adrian Stokes

  • Paperback £21.59 (RRP : £23.99 save £2.40)

This edition is an introductory selection from the writings of Adrian Stokes (1902-1972), the Kleinian aesthete who created a unique vision of the relation between psychoanalysis, art, and aesthetic... (more)

On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

by Ian Miller

  • Paperback £18.99

On Minding and Being Minded explores links between depictions of lived experience written by Samuel Beckett and the experience of psychoanalytic psychotherapy pioneered in the writings of W.R. Bion.... (more)

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self

by Aaron Balick

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

Over the past decade, the very nature of the way we relate to each other has been utterly transformed by online social networking and the mobile technologies that enable unfettered access to it. Our... (more)

The Aesthetic Development: The Poetic Spirit of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Bion, Meltzer, Keats

The Aesthetic Development: The Poetic Spirit of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Bion, Meltzer, Keats

by Meg Harris Williams

  • Paperback £31.99 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.00)

'Few people would be better qualified than Meg Harris Williams to write this innovative and eagerly anticipated post-Kleinian book. Deeply versed in the opus of Bion and Meltzer, Harris Williams... (more)

Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

by George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

  • Print £12.00

George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the... (more)

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