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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)

Freud: The Unconscious and World Affairs

Freud: The Unconscious and World Affairs

by Rene Major, Chantal Talagrand

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

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)

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)

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)

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 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 £17.99 (RRP : £19.99 save £2.00)

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)

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)

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)

Respect, Plurality, and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Discrimination

Respect, Plurality, and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Discrimination

by Lene Auestad

  • Paperback £32.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.60)

This book helps us understand the current resurgence of social prejudice against ethnic minority groups, the logics of scapegoating and the resulting violence.

Our time is characterised by a... (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)

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 £19.79 (RRP : £21.99 save £2.20)

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)

Losing the Race: Thinking Psychosocially about Racially Motivated Crime

Losing the Race: Thinking Psychosocially about Racially Motivated Crime

by David Gadd, Bill Dixon

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

Based on a two-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this book explores why many of those involved in racially motivated crime seem to be struggling to cope... (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 £33.39 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.60)

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)

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)

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)

Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety

Illusion and Reality: The Meaning of Anxiety

by David Smail

  • Paperback £10.99

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)

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)

Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era

Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era

Edited by Linda Cundy

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)
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This highly topical book explores the new technological environment we have created, and our adaptation to it, twenty-five years after the death of John Bowlby. In the space of just a couple of... (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 £54.99

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)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation

Edited by Lene Auestad

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

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 £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)

Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World

Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World

Edited by Halina Brunning

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

The main purpose of this book is to look at a range of ubiquitous phenomena that make up our daily life and to ask not so much "whether" but "what" psychoanalytic thinking can add to our current... (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 £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

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)

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)

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 Politics of Attachment: Towards a Secure Society

The Politics of Attachment: Towards a Secure Society

Edited by Sebastian Kraemer, Jane Roberts

  • Paperback £18.95

The contributors - all distuinguished authorities from a variety of backgrounds in public, professional and academic life - share a common conviction that we all have a powerful need to belong, to be... (more)

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