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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 £29.20 (RRP : £30.00 save £0.80)

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 Fictions of Dreams: Dreams, Literature, and Writing

The Fictions of Dreams: Dreams, Literature, and Writing

by Otto M. Rheinschmiedt

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

The Fictions of Dreams explores the close connection between the narrative nature of dreams and the narrative devices employed in literature and creative writing. The book is unique in its... (more)

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind

by Russell Meares

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

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 £16.19 (RRP : £17.99 save £1.80)

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)

Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought: Volume 2: A Tradition of Inquiry

Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought: Volume 2: A Tradition of Inquiry

Edited by Lewis Aron, Libby Henik

  • Hardback £82.35 (RRP : £91.50 save £9.15)

Inquiry, questioning, and wonder are defining features of both psychoanalysis and the Jewish tradition. The question invites inquiry, analysis, discussion, debate, multiple meanings, and... (more)

Meaning, Madness and Political Subjectivity: A Study of Schizophrenia and Culture in Turkey

Meaning, Madness and Political Subjectivity: A Study of Schizophrenia and Culture in Turkey

by Sadeq Rahimi

  • Hardback £112.50 (RRP : £125.00 save £12.50)

This book explores the relationship between subjective experience and the cultural, political and historical paradigms in which the individual is embedded. Providing a deep analysis of three... (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)

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)

Geographies of Psychoanalysis: Encounters Between Cultures in Tehran

Geographies of Psychoanalysis: Encounters Between Cultures in Tehran

Edited by Lorena Preta

  • Paperback £9.00 (RRP : £10.00 save £1.00)

Can psychoanalytical hypotheses have a universal value? Can they describe the same - or a similar – psychic dynamic for any human, regardless of the historical, social and cultural context? Can... (more)

Deleuze and Desire

Deleuze and Desire

by Piotrek Swiatkowski

  • Paperback £37.80 (RRP : £42.00 save £4.20)

The engagement of Deleuze with psychoanalysis has led to the development of a remarkable and highly influential theory about human desire. The most systematic account of this theory, crucial for... (more)

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 1

Edited by David E. Scharff

  • Paperback £24.99

This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles... (more)

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching

by Francoise Davoine

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

Françoise Davoine has been investigating psychotic phenomena and trauma for over thirty years, in collaboration with Jean-Max Gaudillière. In this book, she draws on her literary background to take... (more)

Psychoanalysis in an Age of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization

Psychoanalysis in an Age of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization

by Neil Altman

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

Psychoanalysis in an Age of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization addresses the current status of mental health work in the public and private sectors. The careful, thorough, approach... (more)

The Motive for Metaphor: Brief Essays on Poetry and Psychoanalysis

The Motive for Metaphor: Brief Essays on Poetry and Psychoanalysis

by Henry M. Seiden

  • Paperback £17.09 (RRP : £18.99 save £1.90)

This book is a small anthology: each chapter a kind of meditation—on poetry and psychoanalysis; on a poem, sometimes two; on poetry in general; on thought itself. The poems are beautiful, some are... (more)

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People: The Work of Murray Jackson

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People: The Work of Murray Jackson

by Murray Jackson

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

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People tells the story of the lives of four exceptionally gifted individuals: Vincent van Gogh, Vaslav Nijinsky, Jose Saramago and John Nash. Previously... (more)

Freud and the Non-European

Freud and the Non-European

by Edward W. Said, Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £9.99

Banned by the Freud institute in Vienna, this controversial lecture eventually became Edward Said's final book. Freud and the Non-European builds on Said's abiding interest in the psychoanalyst's... (more)

Freud and War

Freud and War

Edited by Marlene Belilos

  • Paperback £17.09 (RRP : £18.99 save £1.90)

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)

The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Oriented Deliberation

The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Oriented Deliberation

by Soren Kierkegaard, Alastair Hannay

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

Brilliantly synthesizing human insights with Christian dogma, Soren Kierkegaard presented, in 1844, The Concept of Anxiety as a landmark psychological deliberation, suggesting that our only hope in... (more)

The Bonds of Love, Revisited

The Bonds of Love, Revisited

Edited by Eyal Rozmarin

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

Jessica Benjamin is one of the most important and influential psychoanalysts of the last four decades. She is one of the founders of relational psychoanalysis, a movement that has by now expanded... (more)

Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature

Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature

by Sandra Buechler

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

Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature describes the problematic ways people learn to cope with life's fundamental challenges, such as maintaining... (more)

Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies: Psychoanalytic, Social, Cultural and Aesthetic Perspectives

Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies: Psychoanalytic, Social, Cultural and Aesthetic Perspectives

Edited by Ekaterina Sukhanova, Hans-Otto Thomashoff

  • Paperback £38.69 (RRP : £42.99 save £4.30)

Popular interest in body image issues has grown dramatically in recent years, due to an emphasis on individual responsibility and self-determination in contemporary society as well as the seemingly... (more)

The Freudian Orient: Early Psychoanalysis, Anti-Semitic Challenge, and the Vicissitudes of Orientalist Discourse

The Freudian Orient: Early Psychoanalysis, Anti-Semitic Challenge, and the Vicissitudes of Orientalist Discourse

by Frank F. Scherer

  • Paperback £26.67 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.32)

This study consists of a twofold, interrelated enquiry: the Orientalism of psychoanalysis and the psychoanalysis of Orientalism – bringing into conversation Sigmund Freud and Edward Said and,... (more)

A Compulsion for Antiquity: Freud and the Ancient World

A Compulsion for Antiquity: Freud and the Ancient World

by Richard H. Armstrong

  • Paperback £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)

As he developed his striking new science of the mind, Sigmund Freud had frequent recourse to ancient culture and the historical disciplines that draw on it. A Compulsion for Antiquity fully explores... (more)

Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in <i>La Belle et la Bête</i> by Jean Cocteau

Women and Images of Men in Cinema: Gender Construction in La Belle et la Bête by Jean Cocteau

Edited by Andreas Hamburger

  • Paperback £23.39 (RRP : £25.99 save £2.60)

Women and men in cinema are imaginary constructs created by filmmakers and their audiences. The film-psychoanalytic approach reveals how movies subliminally influence unconscious reception. On the... (more)

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography

by Janet Sayers

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

Illustrated with Barbara Hepworth’s abstract stone carving, with other works of art, and with fascinating vignettes from Adrian Stokes’s writing, this biography highlights his revolutionary emphasis... (more)

One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

by Douglas M. Kellner, Herbert Marcuse

  • Paperback £15.99

One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and... (more)

Narcissism and its Discontents

Narcissism and its Discontents

by Julie Walsh

  • Hardback £58.49 (RRP : £64.99 save £6.50)

Narcissism and Its Discontents challenges the received wisdom that narcissism is only destructive of good social relations. By building on insights from psychoanalysis and critical theory it puts... (more)

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