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Shame
Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited By

Salman Akhtar





ISBN 9781782202547
Published December 14, 2015 by Routledge
250 Pages

 
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Book Description

This book offers ten distinguished analysts' insights on shame from various perspectives, which include its developmental substrate, vicissitudes during adolescence, and manifestations in the course of aging and infirmity. It seeks to advance clinicians' empathy and therapeutic skills in this realm.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Developmental Realm -- Shame in childhood -- Puberty, adolescence, and shame -- Shame across the adult lifespan -- Cultural Realm -- The cultural faces of shame -- Shame and murder-suicide: Adolf Hitler and the Nazi cult of death -- Clinical Realm -- Shame and shamelessness -- Laziness and its links to shame -- Shame and the aversion to apologizing -- The dialectic of shame in cross-cultural therapeutic encounters -- The role of shame in treating maniacal triumph and paranoia -- The analyst’s sense of shame

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