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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 £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)

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)

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

by Mary L. Trump

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

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the... (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)

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 £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 £40.49 (RRP : £44.99 save £4.50)

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)

Immigration in Psychoanalysis: Locating Ourselves

Immigration in Psychoanalysis: Locating Ourselves

Edited by Julia Beltsiou

  • Paperback £35.07 (RRP : £36.99 save £1.92)

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 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 £20.99

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)

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

Psychoanalysis, International Relations, and Diplomacy: 39649

by Vamik D. Volkan

  • Paperback £20.99

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)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

Edited by Lene Auestad

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

Thinking psychoanalytically about the nature of social exclusion involves a self-questioning on the part of the interpreter. While we may all have some experiences of having been subject to... (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)

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 £36.75 (RRP : £38.99 save £2.24)

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)

Why Some Politicians are More Dangerous Than Others

Why Some Politicians are More Dangerous Than Others

by James Gilligan

  • Paperback £12.99

Politicians and the political process, even in ostensibly democratic countries, can be deadly. James Gilligan has discovered a devastating truth that has been "hiding in plain sight" for the past... (more)

Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

  • Paperback £22.00

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 £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)

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)

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)

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

by Dick Blackwell

  • Paperback £16.99

This concise book is an essential tool to help counsellors and psychotherapists understand and engage with the experiences of persecution, violence and exile often faced by refugees. (more)

Mental Slavery: Psychoanalytic Studies of Caribbean People

Mental Slavery: Psychoanalytic Studies of Caribbean People

by Barbara Fletchman Smith

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

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)

The Mass Psychology of Fascism

The Mass Psychology of Fascism

by Wilhelm Reich

  • Paperback £12.99

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)

Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules

Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules

by Chris Bobel

  • Paperback £33.50

Embodied Resistance engages the rich and complex range of society's contemporary body outlaws--people from many social locations who violate norms about the private, the repellent, or the forbidden.... (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)

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