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Psychoanalysis and Film

Psychoanalysis and Film

Edited by Glen O. Gabbard

  • Paperback £35.07 (RRP : £36.99 save £1.92)

In full acknowledgment of the important cultural significance of film, this outstanding collection of psychoanalytic essays brings a methodological and theoretical sophistication to an absorbing... (more)

Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

by Fintan O'Toole

  • Paperback £9.99

A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. A great democratic country tears itself apart, and engages in the dangerous pleasures of national... (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)

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)

Temporality and Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Temporality and Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Edited by Ladson Hinton, Hessel Willemsen

  • Paperback £34.19 (RRP : £37.99 save £3.80)

Temporality has been a central preoccupation of modern philosophy, and shame has been a major theme in contemporary psychoanalysis. To date, however, there has been little examination of the critical... (more)

Philosophy in the Flesh

Philosophy in the Flesh

by George Lakoff

  • Print £20.37 (RRP : £21.99 save £1.62)

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The Feminine and the Sacred

The Feminine and the Sacred

by Catherine Clement, Julia Kristeva

  • Print £62.99 (RRP : £69.99 save £7.00)

Two of France's leading thinkers investigate stories of African rites, Catholic saints and psychological case studies in an overarching exploration of how women throughout the world cope with forces... (more)

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

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

by Ro Spankie

  • Hardback £15.00

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)

Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory

Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory

Edited by Noreen Giffney, Eve Watson

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

Clinical Encounters in Sexuality makes an intervention into the fields of clinical psychoanalysis and sexuality studies, in an effort to think about a range of issues relating to sexuality from a... (more)

Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures

Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures

Edited by Griselda Pollock

  • Paperback £19.95 (RRP : £21.99 save £2.04)

Activists working in post-traumatic societies have tended to resist psychoanalytical terms because they fear that pathologizing individual suffering displaces the collective and political causes of... (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 £22.99

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 £31.68 (RRP : £32.95 save £1.27)

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)

Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable: From Culture to the Clinic

Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable: From Culture to the Clinic

Edited by Agnieszka Piotrowska, Ben Tyrer

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

Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable opens a space for meaningful debate about translating psychoanalytic concepts from the work of clinicians to that of academics and back again. Focusing on the... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live

Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live

by Marilyn Charles

  • Hardback £60.00

Psychoanalysis offers many concepts that are extremely useful clinically but not always accessible in the original. In Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live, Marilyn Charles pairs case... (more)

Critical Flicker Fusion: Psychoanalysis at the Movies

Critical Flicker Fusion: Psychoanalysis at the Movies

by William Fried

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

The premise of this book is that films, like other works of the imagination, may be elucidated by applying methods derived from psychoanalysis, and that doing so will result in a deeper and richer... (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 £71.99 (RRP : £79.99 save £8.00)

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)

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Edited by Matt Ffytche, Daniel Pick

  • Paperback £39.27 (RRP : £41.99 save £2.72)

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)

Sports on the Couch

Sports on the Couch

by Ricardo A. Rubinstein

  • Paperback £20.99

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)

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

by Cosimo Schinaia

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

This book explores how psychoanalysis and architecture can enhance and increase the chances of mental 'containment', while also fostering exchange between inside and outside.

The way in which... (more)

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

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

by Martin Weegmann

  • Paperback £20.69 (RRP : £22.99 save £2.30)

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)

God, Freud and Religion: The Origins of Faith, Fear and Fundamentalism

God, Freud and Religion: The Origins of Faith, Fear and Fundamentalism

by Dianna T. Kenny

  • Paperback £42.29 (RRP : £46.99 save £4.70)
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The Bible tells us that God created man in his own image. Freud argued the reverse - that Man created God in his image. This book interrogates these two propositions to provide a coherent account of... (more)

Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose: A Writer's Guide for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists: 581

Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose: A Writer's Guide for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists: 581

by Suzi Naiburg

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

Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose will teach you how to read gifted writers for inspiration and practical lessons in the craft of writing. It will help you apply the principles and... (more)

The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark

The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark

by Josh Cohen

  • Paperback £9.99

The war over private life spreads inexorably. Some seek to expose, invade and steal it, others to protect, conceal and withhold it. Either way, the assumption is that privacy is a possession to be... (more)

Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought

Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought

Edited by Lewis Aron, Libby Henik

  • Paperback £24.50

In the Jewish tradition, it is incumbent upon every generation to attempt to find meaning in its history. Meaning is co-created within the context of the inter-subjective field of a meeting of minds.... (more)

The Americanization of Narcissism

The Americanization of Narcissism

by Elizabeth Lunbeck

  • Hardback £26.06 (RRP : £28.95 save £2.89)

American social critics in the 1970s, convinced that their nation was in decline, turned to psychoanalysis for answers and seized on narcissism as the sickness of the age. Books indicting Americans... (more)

Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies

Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies

by Jeffrey M. Jackson

  • Hardback £65.00

At certain moments in his political essays, Kant conceives of socio-historical emancipation as a process of working ourselves out of pathological legacies, suggesting that emancipation would involve... (more)

Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

by Elaine P. Miller

  • Hardback £39.28 (RRP : £42.00 save £2.72)

While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual distinctions and mistrust the image, Julia Kristeva recognizes the power of art and the imagination to unblock important sources... (more)

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Edited by Axel Hoffer

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £28.99 save £0.64)

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)

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

by Michael Eigen

  • Paperback £18.99

This book picks up where Michael Eigen's previous work, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis, left off. It is based on two expanded transcriptions of seminars given for the New York University Postdoctoral... (more)

The Severed Head: Capital Visions

The Severed Head: Capital Visions

by Julia Kristeva

  • Hardback £59.44 (RRP : £66.00 save £6.56)

Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying... (more)

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