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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)

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)

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)

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)

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 £20.79 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.20)

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)

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)

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)

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 £30.87 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.12)

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)

Immigration in Psychoanalysis: Locating Ourselves

Immigration in Psychoanalysis: Locating Ourselves

Edited by Julia Beltsiou

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

Immigration in Psychoanalysis: Locating Ourselves presents a unique approach to understanding the varied and multi-layered experience of immigration, exploring how social, cultural, political, and... (more)

A New Therapy for Politics?

A New Therapy for Politics?

by Andrew Samuels

  • Paperback £24.99 (RRP : £25.99 save £1.00)

Andrew Samuels has established an international practice as a political consultant, working with senior politicians, political parties and activist groups. His lectures and workshops on the... (more)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Paperback £20.79 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.20)

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)

Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

Edited by Frank Lowe

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.12)

'Thinking Space' was set up to develop the capacity of staff and trainees at the Tavistock Clinic to think about racism, and other forms of hatred toward difference in ourselves and others. Drawing... (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)

Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference

Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference

by M. Fakhry Davids

  • Paperback £32.99
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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)

Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

by Fintan O'Toole

  • Paperback £9.99

A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. A great democratic country tears itself apart, and engages in the dangerous pleasures of national... (more)

The Third Reich in the Unconscious

The Third Reich in the Unconscious

by Vamik D. Volkan, William F. Greer

  • Hardback £99.55 (RRP : £110.00 save £10.45)

This work examines the effects of the Holocaust on second-generation survivors and specifically describes how historical images and trauma are transferred. (more)

Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World: Embedded Meaning in Politics and Social Conflict

Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World: Embedded Meaning in Politics and Social Conflict

by David P. Levine

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

Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World explores ideas from psychoanalysis that can be valuable in understanding social processes and institutions and in particular, how psychoanalytic ideas and... (more)

Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology

Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology

Edited by Emilija Kiehl, Mark Saban

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

Jungian psychology has taken a noticeable political turn in the recent years, and analysts and academics whose work draws on Jung's ideas have made internationally recognised contributions in many... (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)

A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action

A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Paperback £20.79 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.20)

This book relates the psychoanalytic journey of a man in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how individuals can sometimes suffer greatly or cause the... (more)

How to Survive Without Psychotherapy

How to Survive Without Psychotherapy

by David Smail

  • Paperback £11.99

This book is directly aimed at sufferers of mental distress. The book’s aim is to remove from sufferers the burden of 'fault' for their pain and to demystify some of the practices that surround the... (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 £11.99

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)

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)

Money as Emotional Currency

Money as Emotional Currency

Edited by Anca Carrington

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

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)

Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Hardback £28.99

For over thirty years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and... (more)

The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality

The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality

by H. Shmuel Erlich

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

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)

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 £28.35 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.64)

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)

How Money Talks

How Money Talks

by Lesley Murdin

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)
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Money speaks in everyday life and in literature of our greed and our generosity, our pride and our humiliation and as it passes among us it shows our creativity and our ability to co-operate even... (more)

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

by Barbara Fletchman Smith

  • Paperback £24.15 (RRP : £24.99 save £0.84)

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)

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