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The New Library of Psychoanalysis 'Beyond the Couch' Series


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The New Library of Psychoanalysis aims to promote a widespread appreciation of psychoanalysis by supporting interdisciplinary dialogues with those working in the social sciences, the arts, medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and with the general book reading public. The Beyond the Couch section of the series creates a forum dedicated to demonstrating this wider application of psychoanalytic ideas. These books written primarily by psychoanalysts, specifically address the important contribution of psychoanalysis to contemporary intellectual, social and scientific debate.

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Wild Analysis From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life

Wild Analysis: From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Shaul Bar-Haim, Elizabeth Sarah Coles, Helen Tyson
September 30, 2021

This book argues that the notion of ‘wild’ analysis, a term coined by Freud to denote the use of would-be psychoanalytic notions, diagnoses, and treatment by an individual who has not undergone psychoanalytic training, also provides us with a striking new way of exploring the limits of ...

Sublime Subjects Aesthetic Experience and Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis

Sublime Subjects: Aesthetic Experience and Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Giuseppe Civitarese
November 07, 2017

Sublime Subjects explores two fundamental questions: what is the start of humanity? When and how does a newborn child become a subject? These are relevant to psychoanalysis not only theoretically, but also in clinical practice, where the issue at stake is how to help the analysand’s mind to grow or...

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

1st Edition

Edited By Matt ffytche, Daniel Pick
May 26, 2016

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism provides rich new insights into the history of political thought and clinical knowledge. In these chapters, internationally renowned historians and cultural theorists discuss landmark debates about the uses and abuses of ‘the talking cure’ and map the ...

Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience Psychoanalysis and the uncanny

Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience: Psychoanalysis and the uncanny

1st Edition

By Gregorio Kohon
September 01, 2015

Interest in the relationship between psychoanalysis and art - and other disciplines - is growing. In his new book Reflections on the Aesthetic: Psychoanalysis and the uncanny, Gregorio Kohon examines and reflects upon psychoanalytic understandings of estrangement, the Freudian notions of the ...

Moving Images Psychoanalytic reflections on film

Moving Images: Psychoanalytic reflections on film

1st Edition

By Andrea Sabbadini
January 30, 2014

The experience of watching films – entertaining, moving, instructive, frightening or exciting as they may be – can be enriched by the opportunity to reflect upon them from unconventional perspectives.Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film: Moving Images offers its readers in an accessible language...

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era

1st Edition

Edited By Alessandra Lemma, Luigi Caparrotta
July 23, 2013

Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis! By now the internet and other forms of virtual communication have been in place for at least twenty years. However, surprisingly little has been written about the use of new technologies in the psychoanalytical ...

Research on the Couch Single-case studies, subjectivity and psychoanalytic knowledge

Research on the Couch: Single-case studies, subjectivity and psychoanalytic knowledge

1st Edition

By R.D. Hinshelwood
March 14, 2013

Is psychoanalysis knowledge? Is psychoanalysis a science, or is it hermeneutics? Can clinical material be considered research data? Psychoanalysis is ambiguous about whether it is about meaning or about truth, and the relations between these two compelling experiences. Psychoanalysts often think of...

Engaging with Climate Change Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Sally Weintrobe
September 20, 2012

How can we help and support people to face climate change? Engaging with Climate Change is one of the first books to explore in depth what climate change actually means to people. It brings members of a wide range of different disciplines in the social sciences together in discussion and to ...

Under the Skin A Psychoanalytic Study of Body Modification

Under the Skin: A Psychoanalytic Study of Body Modification

1st Edition

By Alessandra Lemma
February 17, 2010

Alessandra Lemma - Winner of the Levy-Goldfarb Award for Child Psychoanalysis! Under the Skin considers the motivation behind why people pierce, tattoo, cosmetically enhance, or otherwise modify their body, from a psychoanalytic perspective. It discusses how the therapist can understand and help ...

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