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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)

Relating to God: Clinical Psychoanalysis, Spirituality, and Theism

Relating to God: Clinical Psychoanalysis, Spirituality, and Theism

by Daniel Merkur

  • Hardback £63.00 (RRP : £70.00 save £7.00)

In Relating to God: Clinical Psychoanalysis, Spirituality, and Theism, Dan Merkur conceptualizes religious discourse within psychoanalysis. He proposes that God be treated as a transferential figure... (more)

Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Religion: Essays in Honour of Sudhir Kakar

Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Religion: Essays in Honour of Sudhir Kakar

Edited by Dinesh Sharma

  • Hardback £26.99

This collection of essays celebrates three streams of knowledge-psychoanalysis, culture, and religion-and their confluence in Kakar's work as a kind of post-independence renaissances of the Indian... (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

  • Paperback £14.99

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)

Recollecting Freud

Recollecting Freud

by Isidor Sadger

  • Paperback £19.95

This eyewitness account by one of Sigmund Freud's earliest students has been rediscovered for twenty-first-century readers. Isidor Sadger's recollections provide a unique window into the early days... (more)

Freud and Culture

Freud and Culture

by Eric Smadja

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

In this book Eric Smadja explores the representations of society and culture that Freud developed in the course of his work. Distinct from contemporary sociological and anthropological conceptions,... (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)

After Genocide: How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust

After Genocide: How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust

by Sue Lieberman

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)
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2015 was the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War Two, and, for Jews, the seventieth anniversary of the end of the worst Jewish catastrophe in diaspora history. After Genocide considers... (more)

Underworlds: Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics

Underworlds: Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics

by Jon Mills

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

The first book of its kind to provide a detailed analysis of the history of the unconscious from the underworlds of Greek and Egyptian mythology to psychoanalysis and metaphysics, Jon Mills presents... (more)

Knowing Victims: Feminism and Victim Politics in Neoliberal Times

Knowing Victims: Feminism and Victim Politics in Neoliberal Times

by Rebecca Stringer

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

Knowing Victims explores the theme of victimhood in contemporary feminism and politics. It focuses upon popular and scholarly constructions of feminism as 'victim feminism' - an ideology of passive... (more)

The Fascist State of Mind and the Manufacturing of Masculinity: A Psychoanalytic Approach

The Fascist State of Mind and the Manufacturing of Masculinity: A Psychoanalytic Approach

by Christina Wieland

  • Paperback £35.09 (RRP : £38.99 save £3.90)

This book attempts to describe in psychoanalytic terms the psychological consequences of massive social trauma and national humiliation, and the regression that takes place within the individual... (more)

Moving Images: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film

Moving Images: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film

by Andrea Sabbadini

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

The experience of watching films - entertaining, moving, instructive, frightening or exciting as they may be - can be enriched by the opportunity to reflect upon them from unconventional... (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

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

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)

Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography

Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography

Edited by Jadran Mimica

  • Paperback £21.60 (RRP : £24.00 save £2.40)

Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of... (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 £58.50 (RRP : £65.00 save £6.50)

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)

Freud on Religion

Freud on Religion

by Marsha Aileen Hewitt

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

Freud argued that religions originate in the unconscious needs, longings and fantasies of human minds. His work has served to highlight how any analysis of religion must explore mental life, both the... (more)

The Zizek Dictionary

The Zizek Dictionary

Edited by Rex Butler

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

Slavoj Zizek is the most popular and discussed philosopher in the world today. His prolific writings - across philosophy, psychoanalysis, political and social theory, film, music and religion - ... (more)

Cixous, Derrida, Psychoanalysis

Cixous, Derrida, Psychoanalysis

Edited by Mark Dawson, Mairead Hanrahan

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

This book considers the different ways psychoanalysis is of immense importance to the work of Helene Cixous and Jacques Derrida. Bringing together original essays by leading contemporary thinkers in... (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 £31.50 (RRP : £35.00 save £3.50)

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)

The Psychoanalysis of Franz Kafka's Letter to My Father

The Psychoanalysis of Franz Kafka's Letter to My Father

by Paulo Marchon

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

Psychoanalyst Paulo Marchon analyses the iconic Letter to My Father by Franz Kafka, a contemporary of Freud and fellow subject of the Austro-Hungarian empire, through a dialogue with the author,... (more)

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

Elements of Reparation: Truth, Faith, and Transformation in the Works of Heidegger, Bion, and Beyond

by Brent Potter

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

Damage and reparation are central themes of human existence. Melanie Klein, among other pivotal discoveries, noted our capacity for destructiveness towards others and ourselves. More importantly, she... (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

  • Hardback £66.85 (RRP : £73.99 save £7.14)

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)

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Freud and the Buddha: The Couch and the Cushion

Edited by Axel Hoffer

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

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)

Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Threshold Myth from Sophocles Through Freud to Cocteau

by Almut-Barbara Renger

  • Hardback £22.00

When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle - he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture's central narratives about... (more)

The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark

The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark

by Josh Cohen

  • Hardback £20.00

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)

Lost in Space: Amexane - Paths of Impossibility

Lost in Space: Amexane - Paths of Impossibility

by Judith Gracie

  • Hardback £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)
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'“The mares which bear me as far as my desires might reach ...”: a piece of writing from two and a half thousand years ago catches the intent of this work. The author has etched a body of poetry that... (more)

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis: A Local Habitation and a Name

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis: A Local Habitation and a Name

by Dorothy T. Grunes, Jerome M. Grunes

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

Using Shakespeare's work to expand our understanding of what it is to be human, this book of applied psychoanalysis furthers the study of Shakespeare, literary theory, dramatic arts, and... (more)

From Freud To Kafka: The Paradoxical Foundation of the Life-and-Death Instinct

From Freud To Kafka: The Paradoxical Foundation of the Life-and-Death Instinct

by Philippe Refabert

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

This book takes the reader on a captivating journey leading from an erroneous founding assumption inherited from Freud, to the proposal of a principle better suited to allowing the psychoanalyst to... (more)

Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis

Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis

Edited by Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan

  • Hardback £80.99 (RRP : £89.99 save £9.00)

For decades the global gaze on South African society invariably focused on it as a symbol of the inevitable excesses of social engineering, racism and violence under the apartheid dispensation; with... (more)

(Post)apartheid Conditions: Psychoanalysis and Social Formation

(Post)apartheid Conditions: Psychoanalysis and Social Formation

by Derek Hook

  • Hardback £54.90 (RRP : £61.00 save £6.10)

What are the psychical mechanisms that underlie a given social formation? (Post)apartheid Conditions investigates this question by exploring a series of psychosocial topics - the body,... (more)

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