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On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

On Minding and Being Minded: Experiencing Bion and Beckett

by Ian Miller

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

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)

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Edited by Alessandra Lemma, Luigi Caparrotta

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.44)

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)

Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music

Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music

by Julie Jaffee-Nagel

  • Hardback £94.50 (RRP : £105.00 save £10.50)

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)

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

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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)

The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema

The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema

by Kaja Silverman

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

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track - to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference.... (more)

The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation

by Roderick Tweedy

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The God of the Left Hemisphere explores the remarkable connections between the activities and functions of the human brain that writer William Blake termed 'Urizen' and the powerful complex of... (more)

Psychoanalysis in China

Psychoanalysis in China

Edited by David E. Scharff, Sverre Varvin

  • Paperback £40.49 (RRP : £44.99 save £4.50)

The introduction of psychoanalysis to China over the last twenty years brings a clash between Eastern and Western philosophical backgrounds. Chinese patients, therapists and trainees struggle with... (more)

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

by Michael Eigen

  • Paperback £19.99

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)

Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalysis of Art

Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalysis of Art

by Danielle Knafo

  • Paperback £35.07 (RRP : £37.99 save £2.92)

Combining theory and therapy - the clinic and the studio - Danielle Knafo's Dancing with the Unconscious extends the dialogue between psychoanalysis and art and shows how each discipline informs 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)

Traumatic Reliving in History, Literature and Film

Traumatic Reliving in History, Literature and Film

by Rudolph Binion

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

Traumatic Reliving in History, Literature, and Film explores an intriguing facet of human behavior never yet examined in its own right - an individual or a group may contrive, unawares, to repeat a... (more)

Risking Human Security: Attachment and Public Life

Risking Human Security: Attachment and Public Life

Edited by Marci Green

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Most research in the field of attachment is on the experiences of attachment, separation and loss, and their developmental course and effects. This book widens our vision to the public domain, to... (more)

The Signifier Pointing at the Moon: Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

The Signifier Pointing at the Moon: Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

by Raul Moncayo

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Within the context of a careful review of the psychology of religion and prior non-Lacanian literature on the subject, Raul Moncayo builds a bridge between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism... (more)

The Matrixial Borderspace

The Matrixial Borderspace

by Bracha Ettinger

  • Paperback £19.99

A groundbreaking intertwining of the philosophy of art and psychoanalytic theory. Artist, psychoanalyst, and feminist theorist Bracha Ettinger presents an original theoretical exploration of shared... (more)

Key Papers in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Key Papers in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Edited by Paul Williams, Glen O. Gabbard

  • Paperback £28.79 (RRP : £31.99 save £3.20)

Since Freud invoked the Oedipus story to exemplify and verify his findings with patients and in analyzing his own dreams, psychoanalysis and literature have had a fruitful if often distrusting... (more)

Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life

Happiness, Death and the Remainder of Life

by Jonathan Lear

  • Paperback £15.26 (RRP : £16.95 save £1.69)

Separated by millennia, Aristotle and Sigmund Freud both offered disparate pictures of the human condition. This book analyzes these thinkers' theories of human behaviour in terms of a higher... (more)

Psychiatry and the Cinema

Psychiatry and the Cinema

by Glen O. Gabbard, Krin Gabbard

  • Paperback £36.76 (RRP : £39.00 save £2.24)

This text examines psychiatry and the cinema. It looks at the typology, mythology, and ideology of the psychiatrist in movies. It also examines psychoanalytic film criticism and such issues as... (more)

Love and Its Place in Nature: Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis

Love and Its Place in Nature: Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis

by Jonathan Lear

  • Paperback £20.00

Expanding on philosophical conceptions of love, nature, and mind, Lear shows that love can cure because it is the force that makes us human. 256 pages. (more)

Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary

Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary

Edited by Elizabeth Wright

  • Paperback £34.95

A comprehensive overview of psychoanalytic theories and their relationship to feminist thought. (more)

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought

by John R. Suler

  • Paperback £24.08 (RRP : £26.75 save £2.67)

This book explores the convergence of psychoanalysis and Asian thought. It explores key theoretical issues. What role does paradox play in psychological transformations? How can the oriental emphasis... (more)

The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond

The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond

by Jacques Derrida

  • Paperback £32.50

Derrida's classic text on transmission, narrative and transference. (more)

Fear of Freedom

Fear of Freedom

by Erich Fromm

  • Paperback £14.99

New edition in the 'Routledge Classics Series'. A psychoanalytical and historical work which asks whether the fear of freedom is the root of the 20th-century's predeliction for one or other kind of... (more)

The technology of orgasm: Hysteria, the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction

The technology of orgasm: Hysteria, the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction

by Rachel P. Maines

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From Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging "hysterical" female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians. This text traces the vibrator from its beginning as a... (more)

Freud's Russia: National Identity in the Evolution of Psychoanalysis

Freud's Russia: National Identity in the Evolution of Psychoanalysis

by James L. Rice

  • Paperback £32.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.60)

Freud's lifelong involvement with the Russian national character and culture is examined in James Rice's imaginative combination of history, literary analysis, and psychoanalysis. Freud's Russia... (more)

History Flows through Us: Germany, the Holocaust, and the Importance of Empathy

History Flows through Us: Germany, the Holocaust, and the Importance of Empathy

Edited by Roger Frie

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £2.60)

History Flows Through Us introduces a new dialogue between leading historians and psychoanalysts and provides essential insights into the nature of historical trauma. The contributors - German... (more)

Women Without a Shadow: Maternal Desire and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Women Without a Shadow: Maternal Desire and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

by Silvia Tubert

  • Paperback £18.95

The recent and rapid development of reproductive technologies has brought into question many concepts at the heart of our culture, such as human reproduction, motherhood and fatherhood. Such concepts... (more)

Perversion and the Social Relation

Perversion and the Social Relation

by Mikel A. Rothenberg, Dennis A. Foster

  • Paperback £19.79 (RRP : £21.99 save £2.20)

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)

Levinas, the Frankfurt School and Psychoanalysis

Levinas, the Frankfurt School and Psychoanalysis

by C. Fred Alford

  • Paperback £25.99

In this rich and important study Alford explores the work and ethics of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas in the context of both psychoanalytic thought and the thought of Sartre, Iris Murdoch,... (more)

Philosophy in the Flesh

Philosophy in the Flesh

by George Lakoff

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