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Psychoanalysis

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  • Shame and Humiliationby Carlos Guillermo Bigliani; Rodolfo Moguillansky; Carlos E. Sluzki

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 25.95

    Shame and Humiliation aims at exploring a sub-set of universal emotions that are usually labelled as "negative" because of the sense of unease that they generate when we experience them and the tenacity with which we try to avoid them. They can thus becoming powerful instruments in the "power games" of our species, making their mark in both well-intentioned... more...

  • Wilfred Bionby Joseph Aguayo; Barnet Malin

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 25.95

    Wilfred Bion's unpublished lectures at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in April in 1967 represent a unique opportunity for students either new to or continuing in the study of Bion's unique psychoanalytic vertex. Here one can both read - and hear - Bion's clear exposition of his clinical and theoretical thinking to an audience... more...

  • Masculinity and Femininity Todayby Ester Palerm Mari; Frances Thomson-Salo

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 25.95

    This book presents a wide range of psychoanalytic writing on masculinity and femininity from British, European, and North and South American perspectives, exploring how masculine and feminine aspects are structured and evolve in the child, adolescent and adult. The authors address from a background of considerable clinical experience how masculinity... more...

  • The First Dictionary of Psychoanalysisby Richard Sterba; Peter T. Hoffer

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    This is a new translation of the classic 1932 Dictionary by Dr Richard Sterba, for which Freud wrote a Preface praising the "precision and correctness" of Sterba's work and calling it a "fine achievement". The dictionary is not only an important source of information about psychoanalysis in Vienna in the 1930s but is also an insight into its author,... more...

  • On Freud's "The Unconscious"by Salman Akhtar; Mary Kay O'Neil

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    If there ever was one word that could represent the essence of Freud's work, that word would be 'unconscious'. Indeed, Freud himself regarded his 1915 paper 'The Unconscious' as central to clarifying the fundamentals of his metapsychology. The paper delineates the topographic model of the mind and spells out the concepts of primary and secondary process... more...

  • Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochismby Harriet I. Basseches; Paula L. Ellman; Nancy R. Goodman

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book delves into the mysteries of sadomasochism in the clinical domain where transference and countertransference are at play. Four cases present the unfolding analytic interchange when life and death forces collide. Psychoanalysts provide commentaries from different points of view to unravel the threads binding the complex and puzzling phenomena... more...

  • How To Read Lacanby Slavoj Zizek

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 9.73

    The only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one's desire' Jacques Lacan. Is psychoanalysis dead or are we to read frequent attacks on its theoretical 'mistakes' and clinical 'frauds' as a proof of its vitality? Slavoj Zizek's passionate defence of Lacan reasserts the ethical urgency of psychoanalysis. Traditionally,... more...

  • In The Freud Archivesby Janet Malcolm

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90

    Who will inherit the secrets of Sigmund Freud? Who will protect his reputation? Who may destroy it? Janet Malcolm's investigation into the personalities who clash over Freud's legacy has become a celebrated story of seduction and betrayal, love and hatred, fantasy and reality. It is both a comedy and a tragedy. Malcolm's cast of characters includes... more...

  • Psychoanalysisby Janet Malcolm

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90

    The process known as psychoanalysis is sometimes revered, sometimes derided, and most often misunderstood. What good does it do? Can it help anyone? What risks does it pose to both patient and analyst? None of these questions can be easily answered, but in Janet Malcolm's narrative, in which all her skills as a reporter and interviewer come into play,... more...

  • The Triumphant Victimby J.F. Miller

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book examines the unrecognised prevalence of sadomasochism and perverse thinking in personal relationships as well as the public domain, and discusses the way it contributes to the culture of the victim.The first part traces the origins of perverse pathology and how it operates in obstructing emotional development and producing dysfunctional relationships.... more...