Managed Lives: Psychoanalysis, inner security and the social order

Author: Steven Groarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134745389

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

View: 4438

An inherent tension exists in the history of psychoanalysis and its applications between the concepts of freedom and security. In Managed Lives, this tension is explored from the point of view of therapeutic experience. Set against the background of Freud’s contested legacy, the book examines ways of managing oneself under psychiatric supervision, in the analytic encounter and in the emotional and moral contexts of everyday life. Through a series of detailed case studies Steven Groarke addresses therapeutic experience as a formation of managed society, examining the work of Donald Winnicott on types of management, Colin Murray Parkes on bereavement and Anthony Giddens on the sociological appropriation of psychoanalysis. Managed Lives forms an original critical analysis of contemporary managerial culture and its self-reflexive project as well as presenting the idea of management as a source of inner security and vital morality. Presented in three parts, the book addresses: The Criterion of Maturity The Reflexive Norm The Managed Society Together, the book’s arguments provide a fresh and challenging perspective on post-Freudian uses of faith, the risks of critical rationality and the difficulties of living an ethical life under modern conditions. Managed Lives is ideal for academics and research students working on psychoanalytic studies, social theory and mental health studies as well as students and trainees taking courses in psychotherapy, counselling, social work and health and social care.
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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent

Mythology, History, Politics and Art

Author: Jonathan Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429837496

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 6273

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent explores the psychological challenges faced by the offspring of either famous or notorious parents. Beginning with parental legacies found in mythology and the Bible, the book presents a series of case studies drawn from a range of narrative contexts, selecting personalities drawn from history, politics, psychoanalysis and literature, all viewed from an analytic perspective. The concluding section focuses on the manifestation of this parental shadow within the field of fine art, as written by artists themselves. This is a lively and varied collection from a fascinating range of contributors. It provides readers with a new understanding of family history, trauma and reckoning screened through a psychoanalytic perspective, and will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, counsellors and anyone interested in the dynamics of the family.
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Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling

Implications for Practice

Author: D. Loewenthal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113746058X

Category: Psychology

Page: 309

View: 9116

This book explores what 'critical' means for the talking therapies in a climate of increasing state influence and intervention. It looks at theoretical and practical notions of 'critical' from perspectives including queer theory, feminism, Marxism, the psychiatric survivor movement, as well as from within counsellor training and education.
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Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World

Embedded Meaning in Politics and Social Conflict

Author: David P. Levine

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315437961

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 6308

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 methods can help us understand the nature and roots of social and political conflict in the contemporary world. Among the ideas explored in this book, of special importance are the ideas of a core self (Heinz Kohut and Donald Winnicott) and of an internal object world (Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn). David Levine shows how these ideas, and others related to them, offer a framework for understanding how social processes and institutions establish themselves as part of the individual’s inner world, and how imperatives of the inner world influence the shape of those processes and institutions. In exploring the contribution psychoanalytic ideas can make to the study of society, emphasis is placed on post-Freudian trends that emphasize the role of the internalization of relationships as an essential part of the process of shaping the inner world. The book’s main theme is that the roots of social conflict will be found in ambivalence about the value of the self. The individual is driven to ambivalence by factors that exist simultaneously as part of the inner world and the world outside. Social institutions may foster ambivalence about the self or they may not. Importantly, this book distinguishes between institutions on the basis of whether they do or do not foster ambivalence about the self, shedding light on the nature and sources of social conflict. Institutions that foster ambivalence also foster conflict at a societal level that mirrors and is mirrored by conflict over the standing of the self in the inner world. Levine makes extensive use of case material to illuminate and develop his core ideas. Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World will appeal to psychoanalysts and to social scientists interested in psychoanalytic ideas and methods, as well as students studying across these fields who are keen to explore social and political issues.
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The Inner World in the Outer World

Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Author: Edward R. Shapiro

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300065282

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

View: 7989

As psychoanalysis enters it second century, practitioners and researchers are shifting away from focus on the individual and toward analysis of social existence. In this collection of essays, psychoanalysts and psychologists investigate the changing analytic situation.
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Trauma, Torture and Dissociation

A Psychoanalytic View

Author: Aida Alayarian

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855758768

Category: Psychology

Page: 315

View: 2214

Part I: Literature review. Chapter One: Introduction to literature review, Chapter two: Methodology, Chapter Three: Psychological trauma, Chapter four: Literature and post traumatic stress disorder, Chapter five: Resilience, Chapter six: Dissociation, Chapter seven: A non-clinical encounter, Part II Case studies. Chapter eight: Introduction to case studies, Chapter nine: Case One: Farina, Chapter ten: Case two: Daniel, Chapter eleven: Discussion and results. References. Index
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Freud's Free Clinics

Psychoanalysis and Social Justice, 1918–1938

Author: Elizabeth Ann Danto

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506562

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 8018

Today many view Sigmund Freud as an elitist whose psychoanalytic treatment was reserved for the intellectually and financially advantaged. However, in this new work Elizabeth Ann Danto presents a strikingly different picture of Freud and the early psychoanalytic movement. Danto recovers the neglected history of Freud and other analysts' intense social activism and their commitment to treating the poor and working classes. Danto's narrative begins in the years following the end of World War I and the fall of the Habsburg Empire. Joining with the social democratic and artistic movements that were sweeping across Central and Western Europe, analysts such as Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Erik Erikson, Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, and Helene Deutsch envisioned a new role for psychoanalysis. These psychoanalysts saw themselves as brokers of social change and viewed psychoanalysis as a challenge to conventional political and social traditions. Between 1920 and 1938 and in ten different cities, they created outpatient centers that provided free mental health care. They believed that psychoanalysis would share in the transformation of civil society and that these new outpatient centers would help restore people to their inherently good and productive selves. Drawing on oral histories and new archival material, Danto offers vivid portraits of the movement's central figures and their beliefs. She explores the successes, failures, and challenges faced by free institutes such as the Berlin Poliklinik, the Vienna Ambulatorium, and Alfred Adler's child-guidance clinics. She also describes the efforts of Wilhelm Reich's Sex-Pol, a fusion of psychoanalysis and left-wing politics, which provided free counseling and sex education and aimed to end public repression of private sexuality. In addition to situating the efforts of psychoanalysts in the political and cultural contexts of Weimar Germany and Red Vienna, Danto also discusses the important treatments and methods developed during this period, including child analysis, short-term therapy, crisis intervention, task-centered treatment, active therapy, and clinical case presentations. Her work illuminates the importance of the social environment and the idea of community to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis.
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Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5640

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
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Das Unbehagen in der Kultur

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027300703

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 3465

Dieses eBook: "Das Unbehagen in der Kultur" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur ist der Titel einer 1930 erschienenen Schrift von Sigmund Freud. Die Arbeit ist, neben Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse von 1921, Freuds umfassendste kulturtheoretische Abhandlung; sie gehört zu den einflussreichsten kulturkritischen Schriften des 20. Jahrhunderts. Thema ist der Gegensatz zwischen der Kultur und den Triebregungen. Die Kultur ist bestrebt, immer größere soziale Einheiten zu bilden. Hierzu schränkt sie die Befriedigung sexueller und aggressiver Triebe ein; einen Teil der Aggression verwandelt sie in Schuldgefühl. Auf diese Weise ist die Kultur eine Quelle des Leidens; ihre Entwicklung führt zu einem wachsenden Unbehagen. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) war ein österreichischer Neurologe, Tiefenpsychologe, Kulturtheoretiker und Religionskritiker. Er war der Begründer der Psychoanalyse und gilt als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Theorien und Methoden werden bis heute diskutiert und angewendet.
Posted in Social Science

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6335

Posted in English literature

Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform

Author: I. Mitroff,L. Hill,C. Alpaslan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137386045

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 5081

Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.
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Euphemism, Spin, and the Crisis in Organizational Life

Author: Howard F. Stein

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9781567201246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 569

In this seminal examination of how organizations behave, Stein exposes the mystifying language of workplace downsizing, restructuring, reengineering, managed care, and community disaster. His book is about deception, about the veiling of intention through propaganda, and how these efforts to conceal, misstate, and misrepresent build on euphemism. It shows how the work of euphemism--embodied in what has come to be called "spin"--serves as a foundation for much of the thinking and action taking place today in organizations. More than an academic contribution to the study of cultural, psychological, and organizational linguistics, this book shows the immense destructiveness underlying an ingrained vocabulary that sanitizes the horror of destruction. Stein examines words and networks of words, and the resulting worlds of meaning and motivation. The result is a powerful statement for anyone interested in how we group ourselves into organizations, how we behave in them, and the damage that organizational spin can do to us.
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Fool's Gold?

Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century

Author: L. Sargisson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031077

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 2917

What's wrong with the world today and how might it become better (or worse)? These are the questions pursued in this book, which explores the hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares of the 21st century. Through architecture, fiction, theory, film and experiments with everyday life, Sargisson explores contemporary hopes and fears about the future.
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Die Traumdeutung

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366686293

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 450

View: 4769

"Meine Träume sind wirklicher als der Mond, als die Dünen, als alles, was um mich ist." Die Traumdeutung ist ein Muss zu lesen, das die Psychologie als Wissenschaft begründet hat. Wer seine Träume interpretieren und auch theoretisch einordnen will, findet hier die Grundlage.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Psychoanalytische Gruppentherapie

Author: Karl König,Wulf-Volker Lindner

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783525457320

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 7180

Posted in History