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The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

The Curiosity Drive: Our Need for Inquisitive Thinking

by Philip Stokoe

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After eighteen frustrating months heading a specialist adolescent unit, Philip Stokoe applied for a training in consultation at the Tavistock Clinic based on the ‘Tavi’ aka ‘group relations’ model.... (more)

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

by Jacqueline Rose

  • Paperback £10.99

From one of the most important contemporary thinkers we have, a compelling, forceful tract about women and motherhood that demands immediate attention. Moving commandingly between pop cultural... (more)

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

Imaginary Existences: Dream, Daydream, Phantasy, Fiction

by Ignes Sodre

  • Paperback £44.99

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)

Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life

Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life

by Jonathan Lear

  • Hardback £24.95

A leading philosopher explores the ethics and psychology of flourishing during times of personal and collective crisis.

Imagine the end of the world. Now think about the end-the purpose-of life.... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

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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)

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

Class and Psychoanalysis: Landscapes of Inequality

by Joanna Ryan

  • Paperback £39.99

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)

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

  • Paperback £35.99

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)

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)

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Psychotherapy, Art and Destruction

by Juliet Miller

  • Paperback £35.99

This book is an attempt to look at creativity from a female perspective. By looking at artistic endeavour, mothering and psychotherapeutic relationships, Juliet Miller considers how a patriarchal... (more)

Wretched of the Earth

Wretched of the Earth

by Frantz Fanon

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Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence from French colonial rule and first published in 1961, Frantz Fanon'sWretched of the Earth has provided inspiration for anti-colonial... (more)

Women, Sex, and Madness: Notes from the Edge

Women, Sex, and Madness: Notes from the Edge

by Breanne Fahs

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Covering a wide variety of subjects and points of inquiry on women's sexuality, from genital anxieties about pubic hair to constructions of the body in the therapy room, this book offers a... (more)

The Mother's Hands: Desire Fantasy and the Inheritance of the Maternal

The Mother's Hands: Desire Fantasy and the Inheritance of the Maternal

by Massimo Recalcati

  • Paperback £15.99

The social changes of the last century have fundamentally transformed motherhood. From a patriarchal society which reduced women almost entirely to their maternal function, new social and sexual... (more)

Schelling, Freud and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychoanalysis: Uncanny Belonging

Schelling, Freud and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychoanalysis: Uncanny Belonging

by Teresa Fenichel

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Schelling, Freud, and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychoanalysis provides a long-overdue dialogue between two seminal thinkers, Schelling and Freud. Through a sustained reading of the sublime,... (more)

Perversion and the Social Relation

Perversion and the Social Relation

by Mikel A. Rothenberg, Dennis A. Foster

  • Paperback £22.99

The masochist, the voyeur, the sadist, the sodomite, the fetishist, the pedophile, and the necrophiliac all expose hidden but essential elements of the social relation. Arguing that the concept of... (more)

Sigmund Freud's Desk: An Anecdoted Guide: Second Edition

Sigmund Freud's Desk: An Anecdoted Guide: Second Edition

by Ro Spankie

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This newly released book by Ro Spankie explores the world of Freud’s over 2000 antiquities. The first impression on entering Freud’s study and consulting room is that of an overwhelming profusion of... (more)

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

by David Pavon Cuellar

  • Paperback £39.99

The intellectual traditions initiated by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological foundations upon which modern and now postmodern western societies... (more)

The War Inside: Psychoanalysis, Total War, and the Making of the Democratic Self in Postwar Britain

The War Inside: Psychoanalysis, Total War, and the Making of the Democratic Self in Postwar Britain

by Michal Shapira

  • Paperback £25.99

The War Inside is a groundbreaking history of the contribution of British psychoanalysis to the making of social democracy, childhood, and the family during World War II and the postwar... (more)

Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

by Jonathan Lear

  • Hardback £39.95

Wisdom Won from Illness brings into conversation two fields of humane inquiry - psychoanalysis and moral philosophy - that seem to have little to say to one another but which, taken together, form a... (more)

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

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

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £48.00

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)

Juliet Mitchell and the Lateral Axis: Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Juliet Mitchell and the Lateral Axis: Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Susan Walker

  • Hardback £79.99

Description: This volume fills the gap in books dedicated to the ideas of ground-breaking theorist Juliet Mitchell. Essays from internationally renowned scholars address themes that cross-cut her... (more)

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

by Colin Stanley

  • Paperback £24.99

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 in the Age of Totalitarianism

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Edited by Matt Ffytche, Daniel Pick

  • Paperback £46.99

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism provides rich new insights into the history of political thought and clinical knowledge. In these chapters, internationally renowned historians and... (more)

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

by Francoise Davoine

  • Paperback £36.99

Françoise Davoine has been investigating psychotic phenomena and trauma for over thirty years, in collaboration with Jean-Max Gaudillière. In this book, she draws on her literary background to take... (more)

Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture

Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture

by Martin Weegmann

  • Paperback £22.99

Permission to Narrate develops exciting new theory and explorations for group analysis. They are diverse in range and, from differing bases in theory and research, aim to cast light on how clients... (more)

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

by Janet Sayers

  • Paperback £46.99

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)

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 £15.99

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)

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)

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Edited by Axel Hoffer

  • Paperback £31.99

This book investigates what psychoanalysis and Buddhism can learn from each other, and offers chapters by a Buddhist scholar, a psychiatrist-author, and a number of leading psychoanalysts. It begins... (more)

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

Art and Analysis: An Adrian Stokes Reader

by Adrian Stokes

  • Paperback £23.99

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)

Looking Through Freud's Photos

Looking Through Freud's Photos

by Michael Molnar

  • Paperback £34.99

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)

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