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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 £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

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)

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

by John Michael Greer

  • Paperback £13.49 (RRP : £14.99 save £1.50)

For well over half a century, since the first credible warnings of petroleum depletion were raised in the 1950s, contemporary industrial civilization has been caught in a remarkable paradox: a... (more)

Bodies

Bodies

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £8.99

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)

The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter

The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter

by Paul C. Cooper

  • Paperback £33.29 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.70)

Although psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism derive from theoretical and philosophical assumptions worlds apart, both experientially-based traditions share at their heart a desire for the understanding,... (more)

Mirroring and Attunement: Self-Realization in Psychoanalysis and Art

Mirroring and Attunement: Self-Realization in Psychoanalysis and Art

by Kenneth Wright

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

Mirroring and Attunement offers a new approach to psychoanalysis, artistic creation and religion. Viewing these activities from a broadly relational perspective, Kenneth Wright proposes that each... (more)

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

False Self: The Life of Masud Khan

by Linda Hopkins

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)
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This is the definitive biography of one of the most engaging figures of British psychoanalysis. M. Masud R. Khan (1924-1989) exposed through his candor and scandalous behavior the bigotry of his... (more)

The Uses of Enchantment

The Uses of Enchantment

by Bruno Bettelheim

  • Paperback £10.99

Wicked stepmothers and beautiful princesses... magic forests and enchanted towers... little pigs and big bad wolves... Fairy tales have been an integral part of childhood for hundreds of years. But... (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 £17.99

Explores the difference between the sexes with reference to object-relations theory and Hegelian philosophy. (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 £33.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £2.60)

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)

Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

by Janet Sayers

  • Paperback £82.00

Many debate whether religion is good for our health. Starting with this question, Janet Sayers provides a fascinating account of today's psychotherapy. Divine Therapy is told through love stories.... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £16.99

For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But... (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 £18.99

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)

A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

Edited by Ellen Toronto, Joann Ponder

  • Paperback £35.99 (RRP : £39.99 save £4.00)

Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women's identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. In this book, a distinguished group of contributors explore... (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)

Body of Work

Body of Work

by Hayley Berman

  • Paperback £19.99

Body of Work is a visual monograph of Lefika La Phodiso/The Art Therapy Centre's Founding Director Dr Hayley Berman's work.

Both the form and the content of this monograph of Hayley Berman’s... (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 £33.39 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.60)

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)

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics

by Jared Russell

  • Paperback £25.83 (RRP : £25.99 save £0.16)

Nietzsche and the Clinic reimagines what a sustained engagement with Nietzsche’s thinking has to offer psychoanalysis today. Beyond the headlines that continue to misrepresent Nietzsche’s project,... (more)

Crossroads in Psychoanalysis, Buddhism, and Mindfulness: The Word and the Breath

Crossroads in Psychoanalysis, Buddhism, and Mindfulness: The Word and the Breath

Edited by Anthony Molino, Roberto Carnevali

  • Paperback £27.48 (RRP : £29.95 save £2.47)

A comprehensive collection of essays exploring the interstices of Eastern and Western modes of thinking about the self, Crossroads in Psychoanalysis, Buddhism, and Mindfulness: The Word and the... (more)

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

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

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £31.68 (RRP : £32.95 save £1.27)

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)

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others

Edited by Bonnie Zindel

  • Paperback £9.99 (RRP : £21.99 save £12.00)

This innovative book offers a collection of creative writings by psychotherapists – poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction. The

themes tap into our most passionate and spontaneous selves,... (more)

Carved by Experience: Vipassana, Psychoanalysis, and the Mind Investigating Itself

Carved by Experience: Vipassana, Psychoanalysis, and the Mind Investigating Itself

by Michal Barnea-Astrog

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

How does the tendency to crave pleasure and reject pain shape our lives? How does it affect the way we perceive reality, and how is it related to the emergence of suffering and the way it is... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

Psychoanalysis and Architecture: The Inside and the Outside

by Cosimo Schinaia

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

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)

The Becoming Room: Filming Bion's <i>A Memoir of the Future</i>

The Becoming Room: Filming Bion's A Memoir of the Future

by Meg Harris Williams

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)
  • eBook £20.24 (RRP : £24.99 save £4.75)
  • Paperback + eBook £24.49 (RRP : £45.23 save £20.74)

The contents of this book represent a series of experiments in dramatizing Bion’s A Memoir of the Future, the primary one being an unfinished film begun in India in the 1980s and directed by Kumar... (more)

Freud and War

Freud and War

Edited by Marlene Belilos

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

During the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism in Germany, Albert Einstein wrote to Sigmund Freud asking the fundamental question: What can be done to liberate humanity from the menace of war? The... (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)

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)

Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real

Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real

by Scott Wilson

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

Stop Making Sense offers an original and compelling theory of music “from the perspective of the real” as this term is understood according to the Lacanian orientation in psychoanalysis. Specific... (more)

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Women and Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Glimpse Through Art, Literature, and Social Structure

Edited by Laura Tognoli Pasquali, Frances Thomson-Salo

  • Paperback £30.59 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.40)

This latest book in the Psychoanalysis and Women series includes writings from practising psychoanalysts mainly from Italy and Europe. They take a wide sweep in exploring many aspects of women's... (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)
  • eBook £19.43 (RRP : £23.99 save £4.56)
  • Paperback + eBook £23.59 (RRP : £43.42 save £19.83)

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)

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