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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 £34.99
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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 £22.99

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Mental Slavery: Psychoanalytic Studies of Caribbean People

Mental Slavery: Psychoanalytic Studies of Caribbean People

by Barbara Fletchman Smith

  • Paperback £32.99

Mental Slavery is a unique and timely contribution to the field of trans-cultural psychoanalysis, casting light on an area previously neglected within mainstream psychoanalytic writing.

Barbara... (more)

Wild Analysis: From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life

Wild Analysis: From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life

Edited by Shaul Bar-Haim, Elizabeth Sarah Coles

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

This book argues that the notion of 'wild' analysis, a term coined by Freud to denote the use of would-be psychoanalytic notions, diagnoses, and treatment by an individual who has not undergone... (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)

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology?

by David Pavon Cuellar

  • Paperback £36.99

The intellectual traditions initiated by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological foundations upon which modern and now postmodern western societies... (more)

Freud: The Unconscious and World Affairs

Freud: The Unconscious and World Affairs

by Rene Major, Chantal Talagrand

  • Paperback £32.99

This book sheds a new light on Freud, who from the beginning was aware that the psychoanalytic edifice he was constructing – which revealed in each individual an “ego not master in its own house” –... (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)

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)

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)

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)

Politics on the Couch: Citizenship and the Internal Life

Politics on the Couch: Citizenship and the Internal Life

by Andrew Samuels

  • Paperback £28.99

This is an accessible, lucid and stimulating account of the hidden psychology of politics and the hidden politics of the psyche. It is packed with original and imaginative ideas on economics,... (more)

Psychoanalytic Insights into Social, Political, and Organizational Dynamics: Understanding the Age of Trump

Psychoanalytic Insights into Social, Political, and Organizational Dynamics: Understanding the Age of Trump

by Seth Allcorn, Howard F. Stein

  • Paperback £29.99

This fascinating interdisciplinary work explores U.S. politics since 2015 and offers psychodynamic insights into the unconscious undercurrents of contemporary culture and politics in the United... (more)

Embodied Social Justice

Embodied Social Justice

by Rae Johnson

  • Paperback £34.99

Embodied Social Justice introduces a body-centered approach to working with oppression, designed for social workers, counselors, educators, and other human service professionals. Grounded in current... (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)

Populocracy

Populocracy

by Catherine Fieschi

  • Paperback £16.99

Populism has become a significant feature of mature democracies in the twenty-first century and the rise of populist parties is proving a powerful and disruptive force. Catherine Fieschi offers a... (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)

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