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A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature: Reading the Reader

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature: Reading the Reader

by Merav Roth

  • Paperback £26.85 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.14)

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

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)

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 £25.83 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.16)

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)

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)

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)

Women, Sex, and Madness: Notes from the Edge

Women, Sex, and Madness: Notes from the Edge

by Breanne Fahs

  • Paperback £31.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.60)

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)

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)

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

by Jacqueline Rose

  • Paperback £9.99

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)

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 Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

Edited by Rod Tweedy

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.12)

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)

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)

The Last Resistance

The Last Resistance

by Jacqueline Rose

  • Paperback £12.99

While Israel-Palestine is the repeated focus, The Last Resistance also turns to post-apartheid South Africa, to American national fantasy post-9/11, and to key moments for the understanding of Jewish... (more)

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

by Michael Eigen

  • Paperback £20.79 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.20)

Wilfred Bion once said, “I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis.” Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that... (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 £11.99

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)

Key Thinkers in Individual Differences: Ideas on Personality and Intelligence

Key Thinkers in Individual Differences: Ideas on Personality and Intelligence

by Alex Forsythe

  • Paperback £16.19 (RRP : £17.99 save £1.80)

Key Thinkers in Individual Differences introduces the life, work and thought of 25 of the most influential figures who have shaped and developed the measurement of intelligence and personality.... (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)

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

Half a century after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism... (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 £34.16 (RRP : £37.95 save £3.79)

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)

Sports on the Couch

Sports on the Couch

by Ricardo A. Rubinstein

  • Paperback £18.89 (RRP : £20.99 save £2.10)

Bringing together concepts from psychoanalysis with an attentive eye and A. Rubinstein popular wisdom, Sports on the Couch explores the psychology of athletes and those around them. As a product of... (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)

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)

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Edited by Alessandra Lemma, Luigi Caparrotta

  • Paperback £34.23 (RRP : £37.99 save £3.76)

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)

The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye: Rethinking Psychoanalysis and Literature

The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye: Rethinking Psychoanalysis and Literature

by Benjamin H. Ogden, Thomas Ogden

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.12)

The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye is the first volume of literary criticism to be co-authored by a practicing psychoanalyst and a literary critic. The result of this unique collaboration is a... (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 £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

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)

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)

Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi

by Eric Rhode

  • Paperback £21.60 (RRP : £24.00 save £2.40)

'Eric Rhode takes on some of the most fundamental aspects of human experience, thought, and meaning. He journeys into fascinating corners of "monsoon Asia" - and into areas in mind and spirit that... (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 £29.19 (RRP : £31.99 save £2.80)

'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)

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