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Oracles. Sibyls. Divinations

  • Alchemists of Human Natureby Petteri Pietikainen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A study of Modernist utopias of the mind. This book examines the psychodynamic writings of Otto Gross, C G Jung, Wilhelm Reich and Erich Fromm. It argues, utopianism became increasingly important to the fundamental ambitions of all four thinkers, and places the 'utopian impulse' with the historical context of the early twentieth century. more...

  • Maps for Psychoanalytic Explorationby Parthenope Bion Talamo

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Maps for Psychoanalytic Exploration brings together Parthenope Bion Talamo's main works, until now published only in Italian. They are made available to a wider readership in this volume through a translation into English by Shaun Whiteside, supported by the generosity of the members of the Melanie Klein Trust.In these chapters Parthenope explores... more...

  • Psychoanalysis and Philosophy of Mindby Simon Boag; Linda A.W. Brakel; Vesa Talvitie

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 28.95

    Of the topics found in psychoanalytic theory it is Freud's philosophy of mind that is at once the most contentious and enduring. Psychoanalytic theory makes bold claims about the significance of unconscious mental processes and the wish-fulfilling activity of the mind, citing their importance for understanding the nature of dreams and explaining both... more...

  • Greedby Salman Akhtar

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    Though references to it are scattered in the writings of Klein and Winnicott, the topic of greed has drawn meagre attention from contemporary psychoanalysts. This book fills that lacuna. Noting that the inconsolable, relentless, and coercive dimensions of such hunger have profoundly destructive impact upon the self and its objects, Greed: Developmental,... more...

  • Living Archetypesby Anthony Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Anthony Stevens has devoted a lifetime to modernizing our understanding of the archetypes within us, relating them to conceptual developments in a variety of scientific disciplines, such as the patterns of behaviour of behavioural ecology, the species-specific behavioural systems of Bowlby?s attachment theory, the deep structures of Chomskian linguistics,... more...

  • Archetype Revisitedby Anthony Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Archetype: A Natural History of the Self, first published in 1982, was a ground-breaking book; the first to explore the connections between Jung's archetypes and evolutionary disciplines such as ethology and sociobiology, and an excellent introduction to the archetypes in theory and practical application as well. C.G. Jung's 'archetypes of the... more...

  • Sexualitiesby Alessandra Lemma; Paul E. Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Sexualities: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives?presents a broad selection of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking on sexuality from a wide range of psychoanalytic traditions.? Sexuality remains at the heart of much psychoanalytic theory and practice but it is a complex and controversial subject. Edited by? Alessandra Lemma and Paul?E.?Lynch... more...

  • Breaking Boundariesby Agnes Horvath; Bjørn Thomassen; Harald Wydra

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 110.00

    Liminality has the potential to be a leading paradigm for understanding transformation in a globalizing world. As a fundamental human experience, liminality transmits cultural practices, codes, rituals, and meanings in situations that fall between defined structures and have uncertain outcomes. Based on case studies of some of the most important crises... more...

  • The Mind and Iby James Joyce

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Psychoanalysts must be patients for years before they can practice. The "talking cure"--the basis of all psychotherapy--is best explained from two perspectives: one patient lying on the couch and the other seated behind it. The author of this memoir was both. He candidly discusses his own analysis, describing his emotional misfires and their... more...

  • Freud and Cultureby Eric Smadja

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    In this book Eric Smadja explores the representations of society and culture that Freud developed in the course of his work. Distinct from contemporary sociological and anthropological conceptions, they led to his construction of a personal socio-anthropology that was virulently criticised by the social sciences. But what exactly is meant here by 'culture'... more...