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Oracles. Sibyls. Divinations

  • The Rupture of Serenityby Aisha Abbasi

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 25.95

    What happens when the outside world enters the psychoanalytic space? In The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique, Aisha Abbasi draws on clinical material to describe some of the dilemmas she has encountered in her work with patients when external factors have entered the treatment frame. She considers analytic dilemmas... more...

  • The Emptiness of the Imageby Parveen Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    There has long been a politics around the way in which women are represented, with objection not so much to specific images as to a regime of looking which places the represented woman in a particular relationship to the spectator's gaze. Artists have sometimes avoided the representation of women altogether, but they are now producing images which... more...

  • Insightby Jorge L. Ahumada

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    This book explores the clinical processes of psychoanalysis by charting modern developments in logic and applying them to the study of insight.  Offering an epistemic approach to clinical psychoanalysis this book places value on the clinical interpretations of both the analysand and analyst and engages in a critique on purely linguistic approaches... more...

  • Matters of Life and Deathby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    The author's focus in this book is upon the intrapsychic vicissitudes of what it means to be truly alive and how death accompanies us at each step of our life's journey. He attempts to show that, psychologically-speaking, death is always present in life and life in death. He discovers what is emotionally central to being alive and how death and awareness... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Listeningby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2012; US$ 25.95

    'Joseph Breuer's celebrated patient, Anna O., designated psychoanalysis to be a "talking cure". She was correct insofar as psychoanalysis does place verbal exchange at the center stage. However, the focus upon the patient's and therapist's speaking activities diverted attention from how the two parties listen to each other. Psychoanalysis is a listening... more...

  • Freud and the Far Eastby Salman Akhtar; June Cai; Lois Choi-Kain; June Chu; Daniel Freeman; Ming Dong Gu; Do-Un Jeong; Mikyum Kim; Douglas Kirsner; Osamu Kitayama; Heisaku Kosawa; Mark Moore; Monisha Nayar; Keigo Okinogi; Alan Roland; David Sachs; Elise Snyder; Yasuhiko Taketomo; Stuart Twemlow; Adeline van Waning

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2009; US$ 41.99

    This book is a lexical ambassador with the dual responsibility of bridging the West and East and enhancing psychoanalytic conceptualization in the course of such an encounter. Distinguished psychoanalysts from East and West provide meticulous historical accounts of the development of psychoanalysis in Japan, Korea, and China and familiarize the reader... more...

  • On Freud's "Beyond the Pleasure Principle"by Salman Akhtar; Mary Kay O'Neil

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 31.95

    Freud's "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" constitutes a major landmark and a real turning point in the evolution of psychoanalytic theory. Pushing aside the primacy of the tension-discharge-gratification model of mental dynamics, this work introduced the notion of a "daemonic force" within all human beings that slowly but insistently seeks psychic inactivity,... more...

  • Studies on Femininityby Mariam Alizade

    Karnac Books 2003; US$ 22.95

    Studies on Feminity is the second volume in a unique series edited by Alcira Mariam Alizade for the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association.Providing a forum for exploration and discussion of diverse issues relating to gender constructs, sexuality, and sexual identity, the series brings together an internationally... more...

  • The Embodied Femaleby Mariam Alizade

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 22.95

    The Embodied Female is the first volume of this series edited by Alcira Mariam Alizade for the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association.This book in a unique series brings together highly original and insightful contributions from an international group of renowned psychoanalaysts. Two other volumes are... more...

  • Masculine Scenariosby Mariam Alizade

    Karnac Books 2003; US$ 22.95

    'Human identity, sexual identity, primary and secondary identification, object choice, narcissism - all of these lie on a continuum with homosexuality, transsexualism, transvestism, heterosexuality and asexuality. Concepts on sexuality and gender are outlined anew in an interplay of theoretical and clinical networks, with the aim of increasing the... more...