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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 £35.09 (RRP : £38.99 save £3.90)

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)

From Illiteracy to Literature: Psychoanalysis and Reading

From Illiteracy to Literature: Psychoanalysis and Reading

by Anne-Marie Picard

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

From Illiteracy to Literature presents innovative material based on research with 'non-reading' children and re-examines the complex relationship between psychoanalysis and literature, through the... (more)

Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists

Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists

Edited by George Hagman

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.60)

In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the relationship between artistic and psychoanalytic practices. Both professions are viewed as highly creative, with spontaneity,... (more)

Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

by Inga-Britt Krause, Begum Maitra

  • Paperback £76.80 (RRP : £80.00 save £3.20)

Culture and Madness is a training resource that critically approaches the subject of culture by questioning commonly held professional and cultural assumptions and biases. It outlines how mental... (more)

The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition

The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition

by Jane Rendell

  • Paperback £16.99

How do external material environments and the inner world of emotion, memory and imagination influence each other? In this thought-provoking book, Jane Rendell explores how architectural space... (more)

The Coral Mind: Adrian Stokes's Engagement with Art History, Criticism, Architecture, and Psychoanalysis

The Coral Mind: Adrian Stokes's Engagement with Art History, Criticism, Architecture, and Psychoanalysis

Edited by Stephen Bann

  • Paperback £34.89 (RRP : £37.95 save £3.06)

Our view of modernism in the arts has been largely shaped by the prominence of painting and, in particular, by a succession of major painters working in Paris - from Courbet and Manet to the Cubists.... (more)

Migration Trauma, Culture, and Finding the Psychological Home Within: Views From British Object Relations Theory

Migration Trauma, Culture, and Finding the Psychological Home Within: Views From British Object Relations Theory

by Grace P. Conroy

  • Hardback £44.96 (RRP : £49.95 save £4.99)

Migration Trauma, Culture, and Finding the Psychological Home Within is an in-depth study of Eastern European migration to the United States. In presenting the clinical case studies of Eastern... (more)

The Psychology of Beauty: Creation of a Beautiful Self

The Psychology of Beauty: Creation of a Beautiful Self

by Ellen Sinkman

  • Paperback £25.16 (RRP : £27.95 save £2.79)

Beauty is often an invisible yet potent presence in clinical work. The Psychology of Beauty: Creation of a Beautiful Self, by Ellen Sinkman, LCSW, addresses the vital importance of beauty, its... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live

Psychoanalysis and Literature: The Stories We Live

by Marilyn Charles

  • Hardback £49.46 (RRP : £54.95 save £5.49)

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 £23.39 (RRP : £25.99 save £2.60)

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)

The American Latino: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues

The American Latino: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Solange Margery Bertoglia

  • Hardback £43.16 (RRP : £47.95 save £4.79)

The American Latino: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues focuses on the culture of the Hispanic population in the United States and replaces stereotypes with portrayals... (more)

The Urban Uncanny: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Urban Uncanny: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies

Edited by Lucy Huskinson

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

The Urban Uncanny explores through ten engaging essays the slippage or mismatch between our expectations of the city - as the organised and familiar environments in which citizens live, work, and go... (more)

Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong: The Absent, the Present, and the Reinvented

Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong: The Absent, the Present, and the Reinvented

by Diego Busiol

  • Hardback £108.00 (RRP : £120.00 save £12.00)

How is it possible that a phenomenon like psychoanalysis, which has dominated the cultural and intellectual life of the last century in Europe, North and South America, has had apparently no... (more)

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

An Evolutionary Leap: Colin Wilson on Psychology

by Colin Stanley

  • Paperback £17.99 (RRP : £19.99 save £2.00)

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)

The Business of Being Made: Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Time, Bodies

The Business of Being Made: Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Time, Bodies

Edited by Katie Gentile

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

The Business of Being Made is the first book to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. It... (more)

Religion and Psychoanalysis in India: Critical Clinical Practice

Religion and Psychoanalysis in India: Critical Clinical Practice

by Sabah Siddiqui

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £32.99 save £2.12)

Religion and Psychoanalysis in India questions the assumptions of an established scientific, evidence-based global mental health paradigm by examining the practices of faith-based healing. It... (more)

Creative Listening and the Psychoanalytic Process: Sensibility, Engagement and Envisioning

Creative Listening and the Psychoanalytic Process: Sensibility, Engagement and Envisioning

by Fred L. Griffin

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

Contemporary psychoanalytic thinking about the interdependence of subjectivity and intersubjectivity has reenvisioned the analytic process, and with it the very nature of creative and engaged... (more)

Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self

Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self

by David P. Levine

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Throughout the history of psychoanalysis, the study of creativity and fine art has been a special concern. Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self makes... (more)

On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature

On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature

by Dana Amir

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On the Lyricism of the Mind: Psychoanalysis and Literature explores the lyrical dimension (or the lyricism) of the psychic space. It is not presented as an artistic disposition, but rather as a... (more)

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Edited by Matt Ffytche, Daniel Pick

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

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)

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

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

Edited by Lewis Aron, Libby Henik

  • Hardback £97.20 (RRP : £108.00 save £10.80)

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)

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

by Adam Phillips

  • Hardback £14.99

Unforbidden Pleasures is the dazzling new book from Adam Phillips, author of Missing Out and Going Sane. Phillips takes Oscar Wilde as a springboard for a deep dive into the meanings and importance... (more)

A Cultural Citizen of the World: Sigmund Freud's Knowledge and Use of British and American Writings

A Cultural Citizen of the World: Sigmund Freud's Knowledge and Use of British and American Writings

by S. S. Prawer

  • Hardback £60.29 (RRP : £66.99 save £6.70)

Based on an intensive study of the original German text of Freud's writings, letters and journals, S. S. Prawer's book is the first to make a full and systematic map of Freud's use of English... (more)

Therapy and Emotions in Film and Television: The Pulse of Our Times

Therapy and Emotions in Film and Television: The Pulse of Our Times

Edited by Claudia Wassmann

  • Hardback £58.60 (RRP : £60.00 save £1.40)

Bridging the divide between humanities and social sciences, Therapy and Emotions in Film and Television: The Pulse of Our Times represents a unique collection of interdisciplinary reflections upon... (more)

Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the Coen Brothers

Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the Coen Brothers

by Clark Buckner

  • Paperback £21.50

The Coen Brothers’ films are rife with figures of absence. In The Big Lebowski, the Dude does nothing. He is put on the trail of a kidnapping that never took place, and pays the ransom to a gang of... (more)

Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

  • Hardback £27.00

In this masterful psychological-intellectual history, Eli Zaretsky shows Freudianism to be something more than a method of psychotherapy. When considered alongside the major struggles of the... (more)

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

by Russell Meares

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

In The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind, Russell Meares presents a fascinating inquiry into the origin of mind. He proposes that the way in which mind, or self, evolved, may resemble the way it... (more)

Psychoanalytic Film Theory and the Rules of the Game

Psychoanalytic Film Theory and the Rules of the Game

by Todd McGowan

  • Paperback £15.75 (RRP : £15.99 save £0.24)

The Film Theory in Practice Series fills a gaping hole in the world of film theory. By marrying the explanation of film theory with interpretation of a film, the volumes provide discrete examples of... (more)

Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond

Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond

Edited by Mikko Tuhkanen

  • Hardback £60.98 (RRP : £67.75 save £6.77)

For more than fifty years, Leo Bersani’s writing has inspired and challenged scholars in the fields of literary criticism and theory, cultural studies, queer theory, psychoanalysis, and film and... (more)

Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind

Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind

by George Makari

  • Hardback £29.00

Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This... (more)

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