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Identity Crisis - Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self (Paperback, 1991 ed.): Stephen Frosh Identity Crisis - Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self (Paperback, 1991 ed.)
Stephen Frosh
R826 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R72 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Frosh knows his material extremely well; he raises interesting questions and offers some suggestive insights...His interweaving of social theory with psychodynamic explanation is sophisticated and compelling...The book is valuable for its thoughtful and informed insights on contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the self and its pathologies' Contemporary Psychology Identity Crisis examines the psychological responses of people to the excitements and terrors that characterise the modern world. Beginning with a description of modernist and post-modernist accounts of contemporary life, it then moves into detailed discussions of narcissism and psychosis - two states of mind that seem to characterise the 'crises of self' to which the modern world gives rise. Identity Crisis will be of interest to students in a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, psychoanalysis, politics and cultural studies.

Conversations with Jacqueline Rose (Paperback): Supriya Chaudhuri, Aveek Sen, Rosemary Bechler, Henrietta Moore, Stephen Frosh,... Conversations with Jacqueline Rose (Paperback)
Supriya Chaudhuri, Aveek Sen, Rosemary Bechler, Henrietta Moore, Stephen Frosh, …
R286 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R43 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this collection of conversations that were conducted in Calcutta, at the London School of Economics, through Jewish Book Week, and on the radical website openDemocracy, internationally renowned Jewish scholar Jacqueline Rose explores the debates that have fueled her writing and thinking over three decades. Drawn out by her interlocutors, Rose discusses the difference between political and sexual identity and inquires whether psychoanalysis can be considered a radical form of thought that can be used fruitfully in dialogue about political struggle. Most significantly--since each of these conversations were sparked by her recent and controversial writing on Zionism, Israel, and Palestine--Rose reflects on the role of Jewish dissent in our time. In these conversations, Rose appears courageous, passionate, ethical, and never afraid to engage politically on issues that are of human concern in the ongoing Middle and Near East crisis.

A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory (Paperback): Stephen Frosh A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory (Paperback)
Stephen Frosh
R518 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R34 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Psychoanalytic theory remains hugely influential to our understanding of the mind and human behaviour. It provides a rich source of ideas for therapeutic practice, while offering dramatic insights for the study of culture and society. This comprehensive review of the field: Explores the birth of psychoanalysis, taking the reader step by step through Freud's original ideas and how they developed and evolved. Provides a clear account of fundamental psychoanalytic concepts. Discusses the different schools of psychoanalysis that have emerged since Freud. Illustrates the wider applications of psychoanalytic ideas across film, literature and politics. Written by a highly respected authority on psychoanalysis, this book is essential reading for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as for students across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Psychosocial Imaginaries - Perspectives on Temporality, Subjectivities and Activism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Stephen Frosh Psychosocial Imaginaries - Perspectives on Temporality, Subjectivities and Activism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Stephen Frosh
R1,708 Discovery Miles 17 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Psychosocial studies challenges the traditions of psychology and sociology from a genuinely transdisciplinary perspective. The book reflects this agenda in its varied theoretical and empirical strands, producing a newly contextualised and restless body of understanding of how 'psychic' and 'social' processes intertwine.

Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic - Interventions in Psychosocial Studies (Paperback): Stephen Frosh Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic - Interventions in Psychosocial Studies (Paperback)
Stephen Frosh
R724 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R58 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

More than a hundred years after its founding, psychoanalysis remains influential and controversial far outside its core sphere of activity in the 'clinic'. In a wide range of cultural and social disciplines, psychoanalytic ideas are drawn on to explain human subjectivity and its relationship with the social world. This lucid and engaging book explores these interventions through detailed examination of how psychoanalytic ideas apply in literature, politics, social psychology, philosophy and psychosocial studies. The highly-regarded and influential author, Stephen Frosh, shows how psychoanalysis can at times greatly illuminate these fields of study, and how at other times it might misread them. He also asks what psychoanalysis can learn from the disciplines with which it is in dialogue, and particularly how it can retain its own capacity for critical thought. Sophisticated and stimulating, yet accessible and approachable, this important book: * provides a critical exploration that will stimulate further debate about the place of psychoanalysis in intellectual life * develops the newly emerging psychosocial perspective as one that links psychological and social theories in novel ways. Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic will be of profound interest to students and academics across a wide range of disciplines, particularly those taking courses in social, cultural or political theory at undergraduate or postgraduate level or studying on programmes in Psychoanalytic or Psychosocial Studies.

Feelings (Paperback): Stephen Frosh Feelings (Paperback)
Stephen Frosh
R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Everyone talks about their feelings, but what exactly are they? What are the distinguishing features of feelings, and how do they differ from emotions and affects? How do our feelings influence the kinds of people we are, and the sorts of communities and societies in which we live?

In this wonderful short book, acclaimed author Stephen Frosh interrogates the terrain of feelings and asks how this hidden dimension of the self helps shape our worlds. The book provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the major debates around feelings in the modern world.

Feelings is an accessible and engaging resource for students, academics, and indeed anyone with an interest in gaining a better understanding of this fundamental area of life.

A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory (Hardcover): Stephen Frosh A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory (Hardcover)
Stephen Frosh
R1,404 Discovery Miles 14 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Psychoanalytic theory remains hugely influential to our understanding of the mind and human behaviour. It provides a rich source of ideas for therapeutic practice, while offering dramatic insights for the study of culture and society. This comprehensive review of the field: Explores the birth of psychoanalysis, taking the reader step by step through Freud's original ideas and how they developed and evolved. Provides a clear account of fundamental psychoanalytic concepts. Discusses the different schools of psychoanalysis that have emerged since Freud. Illustrates the wider applications of psychoanalytic ideas across film, literature and politics. Written by a highly respected authority on psychoanalysis, this book is essential reading for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as for students across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Social Research after the Cultural Turn (Hardcover): Sasha Roseneil, Stephen Frosh Social Research after the Cultural Turn (Hardcover)
Sasha Roseneil, Stephen Frosh
R2,060 Discovery Miles 20 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This collection explores the contested meanings and diverse practices of social research in the context of contemporary theoretical debates in cultural and social theory, addressing fundamental questions facing those working in the social and human sciences today.

Conversations with Jacqueline Rose (Hardcover): Supriya Chaudhuri, Aveek Sen, Rosemary Bechler, Anthony Lerman, Henrietta... Conversations with Jacqueline Rose (Hardcover)
Supriya Chaudhuri, Aveek Sen, Rosemary Bechler, Anthony Lerman, Henrietta Moore, …
R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

In this collection of conversations that were conducted in Calcutta, at the London School of Economics, through Jewish Book Week, and on the radical website "openDemocracy," internationally renowned Jewish scholar Jacqueline Rose explores the debates that have fueled her writing and thinking over three decades. Drawn out by her interlocutors, Rose discusses the difference between political and sexual identity and inquires whether psychoanalysis can be considered a radical form of thought that can be used fruitfully in dialogue about political struggle. Most significantly--since each of these conversations were sparked by her recent and controversial writing on Zionism, Israel, and Palestine--Rose reflects on the role of Jewish dissent in our time. In these conversations, Rose appears courageous, passionate, ethical, and never afraid to engage politically on issues that are of human concern in the ongoing Middle and Near East crisis.

Those Who Come After - Postmemory, Acknowledgement and Forgiveness (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Stephen Frosh Those Who Come After - Postmemory, Acknowledgement and Forgiveness (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Stephen Frosh
R1,667 R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Save R371 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores the legacies of suffering in relation to `those who come after' - the descendants of victims, survivors and perpetrators of traumatic events. It draws on recent discussions of `postmemory' and `haunting' that are concerned mainly with the transgenerational impact of personal and social trauma. It examines how we are connected to past events for which we have no direct responsibility yet in which we might in some way be `implicated' and it asks how we might attain a position of active witnessing that helps resolve the suffering of others. Those Who Come After includes vivid accounts of witnessing from a variety of perspectives, ranging from Biblical and Jewish stories to contemporary art and music. The book draws on psychosocial studies and psychoanalysis to help make sense of this material and to develop an understanding of acknowledgment and responsibility that is both ethical and emancipatory. Those Who Come After will be of great interest to readers in psychosocial studies and psychoanalysis and to all who are concerned with the question of how to put past suffering to rest.

Hate and the `Jewish Science' - Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (Paperback, Revised): Stephen Frosh Hate and the `Jewish Science' - Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (Paperback, Revised)
Stephen Frosh
R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Psychoanalysis has always grappled with its Jewish origins, sometimes celebrating them and sometimes trying to escape or deny them. Through exploration of Freud's Jewish identity, the fate of psychoanalysis in Germany under the Nazis, and psychoanalytic theories of anti-Semitism, this book examines the significance of the Jewish connection with psychoanalysis and what that can tell us about political and psychological resistance, anti-Semitism and racism.

Hate and the `Jewish Science' - Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): Stephen Frosh Hate and the `Jewish Science' - Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
Stephen Frosh
R2,175 Discovery Miles 21 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Psychoanalysis has always grappled with its Jewish origins, sometimes celebrating them and sometimes trying to escape or deny them. Through exploration of Freud's Jewish identity, the fate of psychoanalysis in Germany under the Nazis, and psychoanalytic theories of anti-Semitism, this book examines the significance of the Jewish connection with psychoanalysis and what that can tell us about political and psychological resistance, anti-Semitism and racism.

Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology - A Guide to Practice (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): Peter Emerson, Stephen Frosh Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology - A Guide to Practice (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Peter Emerson, Stephen Frosh
R2,234 Discovery Miles 22 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book presents an approach to narrative analysis from a critical social perspective. It describes the background to discursive and narrative approaches and then takes the reader through a variety of analysis at different "levels." These focus on narrative texts from a boy labelled as "sexually abusive," analyzed seqentially from micro- to more global levels. Through this extended example, the book demonstrates the power of narrative analytic procedures and the different effects produced by different levels of analysis.

Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology - A Guide to Practice (Paperback, Revised): Peter Emerson, Stephen Frosh Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology - A Guide to Practice (Paperback, Revised)
Peter Emerson, Stephen Frosh
R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book presents an approach to narrative analysis from a critical social perspective. It describes the background to discursive and narrative approaches and then takes the reader through a variety of analysis at different 'levels'. These focus on narrative texts from a boy labelled as 'sexually abusive', analyzed seqentially from micro- to more global levels. Through this extended example, the book demonstrates the power of narrative analytic procedures and the different effects produced by different levels of analysis.

Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis (Hardcover): Stephen Frosh Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis (Hardcover)
Stephen Frosh
R1,954 Discovery Miles 19 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Offers superb coverage of the key concepts in psychoanalysis."
--Anthony Elliott, author of "Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction"

Over 100 years since its origins, psychoanalysis continues to be a key source of insights across the humanities and social sciences. Being well-versed in psychoanalytic concepts is a crucial element in cultural literacy today.

Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis accessibly introduces the core psychoanalytic concepts. In contrast to existing dictionaries, the volume does not simply offer cursory definitions, and it is not overly entrenched in a particular psychoanalytic tradition.

Providing short, reader-friendly descriptions of each concept, Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis shows both its place in the field as well its more general cultural usage. It is not simply a reference book, but can be read cover to cover to provide an overview of the therapeutic and cultural uses of central terms. Concepts are introduced in ways which make them truly available to a non-expert readership and to beginning students.

Examples of concepts introduced include: unconscious, repression, projection, Oedipus complex, interpretation, resistance, and transference.

Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis (Paperback, New): Stephen Frosh Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis (Paperback, New)
Stephen Frosh
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Offers superb coverage of the key concepts in psychoanalysis."
--Anthony Elliott, author of "Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction"

Over 100 years since its origins, psychoanalysis continues to be a key source of insights across the humanities and social sciences. Being well-versed in psychoanalytic concepts is a crucial element in cultural literacy today.

Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis accessibly introduces the core psychoanalytic concepts. In contrast to existing dictionaries, the volume does not simply offer cursory definitions, and it is not overly entrenched in a particular psychoanalytic tradition.

Providing short, reader-friendly descriptions of each concept, Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis shows both its place in the field as well its more general cultural usage. It is not simply a reference book, but can be read cover to cover to provide an overview of the therapeutic and cultural uses of central terms. Concepts are introduced in ways which make them truly available to a non-expert readership and to beginning students.

Examples of concepts introduced include: unconscious, repression, projection, Oedipus complex, interpretation, resistance, and transference.

Young Masculinities - Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society (Paperback): Stephen Frosh, Ann Phoenix, Rob Pattman Young Masculinities - Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society (Paperback)
Stephen Frosh, Ann Phoenix, Rob Pattman
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How do boys see themselves? Their peers? The adult world? What are their aspirations, their fears? How do they feel about their own masculinity? About style, 'race', homophobia? About football? This book examines aspects of 'young masculinities' that have become central to contemporary social thought, paying attention to psychological issues as well as to social policy concerns. Centring on a study involving in-depth exploration, through individual and group intererviews, the authors bring to light the way boys in the early years of secondary schooling conceptualise and articulate their experiences of themselves, their peers and the adult world. The book includes discussion of boys' aspirations and anxieties, their feelings of pride and loss. As such, it offers an unusually detailed set of insights into the experiential world inhabited by these boys - how they see themselves, how girls see them, what they wish for and fear, where they feel their 'masculinity' to be advantageous and where it inhibits other potential experiences. In describing this material, the authors explore questions such as the place of violence in young people's lives, the functions of 'hardness', of homophobia and football, boys' underachievement in school, and the pervasive racialisation of masculine identity construction. Young Masculinities will be invaluable to researchers in psychology, sociology, gender and youth studies, as well as to those devising social policy on boys and young men. STEPHEN FROSH is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London, and previously Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Vice Dean in the Child and Family Department at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is the author of numerous academic papers and several books, including For and Against Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference: Masculinity and Psychoanalysis, Identity Crisis: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self and The Politics of Psychoanalysis. He is joint author, with Danya Glaser, of Child Sexual Abuse and co-editor with Anthony Elliott of Psychoanalysis in Context. ANN PHOENIX is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Open University. Her books include Standpoints and Differences (with Karen Henwood and Chris Griffin), Crossfires: Nationalism, Racism and Gender in Europe (with Helma Lutz and Nira Yuval-Davies), and Black, White or Mixed Race? (with Barbara Tizard). ROB PATTMAN is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Botswana. He has taught sociology in sixth form colleges and institutions of higher education in Britain and southern Africa, and published articles on whiteness, gender identities, sex and AIDS education and social theory.

Young Masculinities - Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society (Hardcover): Stephen Frosh, Ann Phoenix, Rob Pattman Young Masculinities - Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society (Hardcover)
Stephen Frosh, Ann Phoenix, Rob Pattman
R2,445 Discovery Miles 24 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How do boys see themselves? Their peers? The adult world? What are their aspirations, their fears? How do they feel about their own masculinity? About style, 'race', homophobia? About football? This book examines aspects of 'young masculinities' that have become central to contemporary social thought, paying attention to psychological issues as well as to social policy concerns. Centring on a study involving in-depth exploration, through individual and group intererviews, the authors bring to light the way boys in the early years of secondary schooling conceptualise and articulate their experiences of themselves, their peers and the adult world. The book includes discussion of boys' aspirations and anxieties, their feelings of pride and loss. As such, it offers an unusually detailed set of insights into the experiential world inhabited by these boys - how they see themselves, how girls see them, what they wish for and fear, where they feel their 'masculinity' to be advantageous and where it inhibits other potential experiences. In describing this material, the authors explore questions such as the place of violence in young people's lives, the functions of 'hardness', of homophobia and football, boys' underachievement in school, and the pervasive racialisation of masculine identity construction. Young Masculinities will be invaluable to researchers in psychology, sociology, gender and youth studies, as well as to those devising social policy on boys and young men. STEPHEN FROSH is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London, and previously Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Vice Dean in the Child and Family Department at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is the author of numerous academic papers and several books, including For and Against Psychoanalysis, Sexual Difference: Masculinity and Psychoanalysis, Identity Crisis: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self and The Politics of Psychoanalysis. He is joint author, with Danya Glaser, of Child Sexual Abuse and co-editor with Anthony Elliott of Psychoanalysis in Context. ANN PHOENIX is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Open University. Her books include Standpoints and Differences (with Karen Henwood and Chris Griffin), Crossfires: Nationalism, Racism and Gender in Europe (with Helma Lutz and Nira Yuval-Davies), and Black, White or Mixed Race? (with Barbara Tizard). ROB PATTMAN is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Botswana. He has taught sociology in sixth form colleges and institutions of higher education in Britain and southern Africa, and published articles on whiteness, gender identities, sex and AIDS education and social theory.

The Politics of Psychoanalysis - An Introduction to Freudian and Post-Freudian Theory (Paperback, 2nd ed. 1999): Stephen Frosh The Politics of Psychoanalysis - An Introduction to Freudian and Post-Freudian Theory (Paperback, 2nd ed. 1999)
Stephen Frosh
R1,060 Discovery Miles 10 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Psychoanalysis has had a profound influence on twentieth-century thought in a wide variety of areas, from psychology and psychiatry to sociology, literature, feminism and politics. Most importantly, it offers insights into the relationship between individual subjectivity and social relations, making it a key discipline for understanding the links between social phenomena and personal experience. Since its first publication in 1987, The Politics of Psychoanalysis has been widely recognised as one of the best introductions to psychoanalytic theory from the point of view of its relevance for social relations. As well as describing Freud's work, it examines the basic assumptions and social implications of a broad spectrum of post-Freudian psychoanalytic thought, especially object relations, Kleinian and Lacanian theory. Feminist and critical psychoanalytic approaches are explored, along with questions of psychoanalytic practice andd its implications for social and personal change. For this second edition, the book has been thoroughly revised, with updated accounts of the theories covered in the first edition, plus new material on contemporary feminist psychoanalytic work and on the engagement of psychoanalysis with postmodernism. The result is a book that combines a lucid introduction to theory with a radical examination of the value of psychoanalysis for therapeutic and social practice.

Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions (Hardcover): Stephen Frosh Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions (Hardcover)
Stephen Frosh
R1,539 Discovery Miles 15 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions shows how the present is troubled by the past and by the future, using the idea of haunting to explore psychoanalytically how identities, beliefs, intimacies and hatreds are transmitted across generations and between people. It deals with the secrets that we inherit, the 'pull' of the past, and the way emotions, thoughts and impulses enter into us from others as a kind of immaterial yet real communication. It demonstrates how past oppressions return, demanding acknowledgement and reparation, and it explores how recognition and forgiveness can arise from this. Rooted in psychoanalysis, postcolonial and psychosocial studies, this book addresses the question of what passes through and between human subjects and how these things structure psychosocial and psychopolitical life.

Simply Freud (Paperback): Stephen Frosh Simply Freud (Paperback)
Stephen Frosh
R175 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic - Interventions in Psychosocial Studies (Hardcover): Stephen Frosh Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic - Interventions in Psychosocial Studies (Hardcover)
Stephen Frosh
R1,902 Discovery Miles 19 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

More than a hundred years after its founding, psychoanalysis remains influential and controversial far outside its core sphere of activity in the 'clinic'. In a wide range of cultural and social disciplines, psychoanalytic ideas are drawn on to explain human subjectivity and its relationship with the social world. This lucid and engaging book explores these interventions through detailed examination of how psychoanalytic ideas apply in literature, politics, social psychology, philosophy and psychosocial studies. The highly-regarded and influential author, Stephen Frosh, shows how psychoanalysis can at times greatly illuminate these fields of study, and how at other times it might misread them. He also asks what psychoanalysis can learn from the disciplines with which it is in dialogue, and particularly how it can retain its own capacity for critical thought. Sophisticated and stimulating, yet accessible and approachable, this important book: * provides a critical exploration that will stimulate further debate about the place of psychoanalysis in intellectual life * develops the newly emerging psychosocial perspective as one that links psychological and social theories in novel ways. Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic will be of profound interest to students and academics across a wide range of disciplines, particularly those taking courses in social, cultural or political theory at undergraduate or postgraduate level or studying on programmes in Psychoanalytic or Psychosocial Studies.

For and Against Psychoanalysis (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Stephen Frosh For and Against Psychoanalysis (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Stephen Frosh
R2,127 Discovery Miles 21 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Psychoanalysis has always been a source of controversy throughout academic and popular culture. This controversy relates to questions of its true value, its scientific status, its politics and its therapeutic effectiveness. Psychoanalysis' defenders regard it as a body of knowledge built on careful and painstaking exploration of complex clinical encounters, offering more detailed and valid insights than can be obtained from other sources. Psychoanalysis is also a building block for considerations of human subjectivity in a wide range of academic disciplines and practical areas of work, from social theory to feminist studies, to counseling and psychotherapy.
In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of "For and Against Psychoanalysis," Stephen Frosh examines the arguments surrounding psychoanalysis at some key points: its standing as a scientific theory, its value as a method of therapy, its potency as a contributor to debates around identity construction, gender, homosexuality andracism. At each of these points, there is something to be said 'for and against' psychoanalysis, with the balance depending on whether it deepens our understanding of human functioning, whether it is consistent with its own perceptions and theories or seems subservient to social pressures and norms, and whether it is coherent or muddled, evocative or sterile.
"For and Against Psychoanalysis" provides an accessible introduction and critical guide to the current standing of psychoanalysis. It is essential reading for students of psychoanalysis, counseling, psychotherapy and psychology, and for social researchers and social theorists, as well as for those who are simply interested in what placepsychoanalysis has in the modern world.

For and Against Psychoanalysis (Hardcover): Stephen Frosh For and Against Psychoanalysis (Hardcover)
Stephen Frosh
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Special order

Ever since Freud's work was first published, the principles and therapeutic efficacy of psychoanalysis have been called into question by many who seek to refute the major claims of the psychoanalytic movement. But in spite of the arguments of those who doubt its standing as a science, the emphasis the clinical practice of psychoanalysis places on acquiring truthful knowledge of human functioning has led to its being regarded as a potent contributor to debates around gender, identity construction and racism. Psychoanalysis is also regarded as a key element of academic disciplines as diverse as gender studies, psychotherapy and literary criticism for the insight it provides into human subjectivity. In this book, Stephen Frosh explores questions of meaning and interpretation in psychoanalysis, the aims and effectiveness of psychoanalytic therapy, and the application of psychoanalytic theory to social concerns. He shows how the elements of politics, therapy, subjectivity and science which exist concurrently within psychoanalysis, but on different planes, provide us with an enormous number of things to say about its value and limitations.

Sexual Difference - Masculinity and Psychoanalysis (Paperback): Stephen Frosh Sexual Difference - Masculinity and Psychoanalysis (Paperback)
Stephen Frosh
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Special order

"Sexual Difference: Masculinity and Psychoanalysis" offers a critical exploration of issues of gender in psychoanalysis. It acknowledges and unpacks the complexity of theory and writing in this area, particularly the way sexual difference can only be thought about from a gendered position. As the book is written by a male academic and psychologist, its orientation is towards the way masculinity is expressed in theory and practice, and how this influences the experience and construction of both masculinity and femininity in contemporary culture. In addition, Stephen Frosh describes how psychoanalysis itself can be seen as a system and approach heavily imbued with gender assumptions, and how the form and content of its theories express many of the dilemmas of sexual difference which it seeks to overcome. The text is written in an accessible and self-reflexive style. It introduces major strands of psychoanalytic theory on sexual difference, particularly those associated with the Kleinian and Lacanian traditions, and includes a detailed exploration of the gender assumptions apparent in some of Freud's work.

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