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The Unconscious in Social and Political Life

The Unconscious in Social and Political Life

Edited by David Morgan

  • Paperback £26.27 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.72)

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)

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 £19.99

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)

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 : £31.99 save £1.12)

'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)

Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference

Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference

by M. Fakhry Davids

  • Paperback £31.99
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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)

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)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

by Vamik D. Volkan

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

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)

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View

by Barbara Fletchman Smith

  • Paperback £21.59 (RRP : £23.99 save £2.40)

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)

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 £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)

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)

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 : £31.99 save £1.12)

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)

A New Therapy for Politics?

A New Therapy for Politics?

by Andrew Samuels

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

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)

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress

by David Smail

  • Paperback £10.99

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)

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 £21.99

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)

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 £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

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)

Freud and War

Freud and War

Edited by Marlene Belilos

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

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)

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning

Edited by Lene Auestad

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

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)

Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability

Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability

by David Tuckett

  • Hardback £67.49 (RRP : £74.99 save £7.50)

The financial crisis of 2008 clarified what economic theories have long ignored. Emotions really matter. David Tuckett argues that economists' explanations for what happened in the Financial Crisis... (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 £32.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.60)

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)

Jung on War, Politics and Nazi Germany: Exploring the Theory of Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

Jung on War, Politics and Nazi Germany: Exploring the Theory of Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

by Nicholas Lewin

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

In the thirties Jung was at the height of his powers and found himself swept up in the international politics of his day. At this time he was president of what was to become the International General... (more)

Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre

Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre

Edited by Aida Alayarian

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

The trauma of refugee status is particularly corrosive. It does the usual harm of devastating our own self-image and sense of permanence in the world, but it does more. It is a dislocation from our... (more)

Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence

Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence

Edited by Coline Covington, Paul Williams

  • Paperback £44.99 (RRP : £49.99 save £5.00)

Following the attacks of September 11th 2001, one of the resounding questions asked was "What would make anyone do such a thing?" The psychological mentality of the suicidal terrorist left a gaping... (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)

Fear of Freedom

Fear of Freedom

by Erich Fromm

  • Paperback £14.99

New edition in the 'Routledge Classics Series'. A psychoanalytical and historical work which asks whether the fear of freedom is the root of the 20th-century's predeliction for one or other kind of... (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 £30.59 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.40)

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)

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

Edited by Sverre Varvin, Vamik D. Volkan

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

Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a... (more)

The Third Reich in the Unconscious

The Third Reich in the Unconscious

by Vamik D. Volkan, William F. Greer

  • Hardback £94.50 (RRP : £105.00 save £10.50)

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

Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

  • Paperback £18.00 (RRP : £20.00 save £2.00)

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)

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