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Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World





ISBN 9781855758865
Published December 31, 2012 by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

This book analyses a range of ubiquitous phenomena that make up our daily lives and to ask, not so much whether psychoanalytic thinking can add to our existing understanding of these phenomena, but what it can add. It deals with work issues independently of each other.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword -- Introduction -- Psychoanalytic Reflections on the World of Work -- Murderous mergers -- Toxicity and the unconscious experience of the body at the employee–customer interface 1 , 2 -- Different organizations—different burnouts -- Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Fantastic Objects of Desire -- Money as a phantastic object -- With memory and desire: the function of the insurance industry in the world that we create -- Psychodynamic reflections on the fashion system -- Psychoanalytic Reflections on the World of Interconnectivity -- The Twitter Revolution: how the internet has changed us -- What are we celebrating in the celebrities? -- The new unconscious: opening wider perspectives on society -- Psychoanalytic Reflections on the World around Us -- Psychoanalysis of a cityscape: a case of post-traumatic stress disorder—the city of Warsaw -- Panic and pandemics: from fear of contagion to contagion of fear -- Climate change and the apocalyptic imagination -- Concluding Remarks

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