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Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference

Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference

by M. Fakhry Davids

  • Paperback £33.99
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Racism's external forms, from racial assault to petty discrimination, are readily recognized. However, its internal dimensions are easily overlooked: how can we understand what happens in the mind of... (more)

A Deeper Cut: Further Explorations of the Unconscious in Social and Political Life

A Deeper Cut: Further Explorations of the Unconscious in Social and Political Life

Edited by David Morgan

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

Providing a continuing deeper understanding of world events and humanity itself to all those concerned by the state of the modern world. Building on the bestselling The Unconscious in Social and... (more)

The Unconscious in Social and Political Life

The Unconscious in Social and Political Life

Edited by David Morgan

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)
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Traumatic events happen in every age, yet there is a particularly cataclysmic feeling to our own epoch that is so attractive to some and so terrifying to others. The terrible events of September 11th... (more)

Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern

Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern

by Narendra Keval

  • Paperback £22.99

Racism is a treacherous phenomenon with many faces that allow it a remarkable capacity to co-exist with support for ethnic and cultural diversity. In both its subtle and virulent forms, racist states... (more)

Race and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings: A Manual for Professionals

Race and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings: A Manual for Professionals

by Reenee Singh, Sumita Dutta

  • Paperback £24.99

"Race" and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings is a practical resource for trainers who wish to work with the issues raised by racial and cultural diversity in their own agency settings. It is... (more)

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

Edited by Rod Tweedy

  • Paperback £34.99

This book explores how our social and economic contexts profoundly affect our mental health and wellbeing, and how modern neuroscientific and psychodynamic research can both contribute to and enrich... (more)

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning

Edited by Lene Auestad

  • Paperback £32.99

This book aims to question the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss, and the work of mourning - notions which, it is argued, challenge our very ideas of the... (more)

The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System

The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System

by Nick Duffell

  • Paperback £20.00

This thought-provoking book reveals the bewildering dilemmas confronting the boarding school child, and discovers a dark secret at the heart of the British psyche. The author, a psychotherapist and... (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)

Counselling Class and Politics: Undeclared influences in therapy

Counselling Class and Politics: Undeclared influences in therapy

by Anne Kearney

  • Paperback £16.99

Anne's motivation for writing Counselling, Class and Politics back in 1996, was `to persuade readers to the view that politics and political ideas matter in counselling'. This new edition of the work... (more)

Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History, and Mourning

Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History, and Mourning

by Jonathan Sklar

  • Paperback £15.99

Today sees the rise of nationalism, the return of totalitarian parties in Europe to electoral success, and the rise of the alt-right and white supremacists in the US. Thus, there is urgency for... (more)

Trauma and Recovery: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Trauma and Recovery: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

by Judith L. Herman

  • Paperback £12.99

A ground-breaking work in which the author makes the revolutionary link between the 'heroic' suffering of men in war and political struggle and the degraded suffering of women who are victims of... (more)

The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality

The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality

by H. Shmuel Erlich

  • Paperback £29.99

The book aims at bridging the conceptual and practical gap between a psychoanalytic focus on the internal world and the dynamics of external reality by examining an array of junctures in which the... (more)

Racism and Cultural Diversity: Cultivating Racial Harmony through Counselling, Group Analysis, and Psychotherapy

Racism and Cultural Diversity: Cultivating Racial Harmony through Counselling, Group Analysis, and Psychotherapy

by M.J. Maher

  • Paperback £38.99

M.J. Maher writes for all those interested in the dynamics of racism, from professionals in counselling, group analysis and psychotherapy working in multiracial and multicultural societies to those... (more)

Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

  • Paperback £20.00

In this masterful history, Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of political... (more)

The Essential Being: Psychoanalytic Understanding of Totalitarianism

The Essential Being: Psychoanalytic Understanding of Totalitarianism

by Anamilagros Perez-Morazzani, Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

  • Paperback £29.99

This book explores the concept of “pre-conceptual trauma”, drawing in particular on the pioneering research of Wilfred Bion. A comparison is established between two different groups of individuals:... (more)

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress

by David Smail

  • Paperback £11.99

It is the main argument of this book that emotional and psychological distress is often brought about through the operation of social-environmental powers which have their origin at a considerable... (more)

Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety

Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety

by David Smail

  • Paperback £12.99

This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as... (more)

Money as Emotional Currency

Money as Emotional Currency

Edited by Anca Carrington

  • Paperback £22.99

The importance of money and our relationship to it is impossible to ignore in a decade defined by global economic crisis and financial instability. Integrating a psychoanalytic perspective with... (more)

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

by Barbara Fletchman Smith

  • Paperback £24.99

This book puts psychological trauma at its centre. Using psychoanalysis, it assesses what was lost, how it was lost and how the loss is compulsively repeated over generations. There is a... (more)

The Mass Psychology of Fascism

The Mass Psychology of Fascism

by Wilhelm Reich

  • Paperback £14.99

In this classic study, Reich provides insight into the phenomenon of fascism, which continues to ravage the international community in ways great and small.

Drawing on his medical expereinces... (more)

Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens

Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens

by Edward R. Shapiro

  • Paperback £25.99

What stands between us and authoritarianism seems increasingly fragile. Democratic practices are under attack by foreign intrusion into elections; voter suppression restricts citizen participation.... (more)

Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting

Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting

Edited by Lynne Layton, Susan Gutwill

  • Paperback £39.99

Do political concerns belong in psychodynamic treatment? How do class and politics shape the unconscious? The effects of an increasingly polarized, insecure and threatening world mean that the... (more)

Paranoia: The Madness That Makes History

Paranoia: The Madness That Makes History

by Luigi Zoja

  • Paperback £44.99

Luigi Zoja presents an insightful analysis of the use and misuse of paranoia throughout history and in contemporary society. Zoja combines history with depth psychology, contemporary politics and... (more)

Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, Prejudice, and Border Psychology

Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, Prejudice, and Border Psychology

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Paperback £22.99

Aside from the many political, cultural and economic aspects of the present refugee crisis in Europe, it is also crucial to consider the psychological element. In our fast-changing world,... (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)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Paperback £22.99

The author has three goals in writing this book. The first is to explore large-group identity such as ethnic identity, diplomacy, political propaganda, terrorism and the role of leaders in... (more)

Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia

Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia

Edited by Lene Auestad

  • Paperback £32.99

This volume aims to question the recent revival of neo-nationalist policies in the light of what unconscious fantasies are involved in these developments. It examines both recent movements of... (more)

Consequences of Denial: The Armenian Genocide

Consequences of Denial: The Armenian Genocide

by Aida Alayarian

  • Paperback £32.99

Consequences of Denial seeks to provide some awareness and understanding of the horrendous tragedy of the Armenian genocide. This book illuminates the little known fact that over two million innocent... (more)

Marx's Concept of Man

Marx's Concept of Man

by Erich Fromm

  • Print £19.99

Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm saw the philosophy of Marx as rooted in humanist Western philosophical tradition and representing, essentially, "a protest against man's alienation." In this work,... (more)

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