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Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.
Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.
Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.
Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.
Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.
A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.
A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.
Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.
Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.
Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.
Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.
How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
Explores the concept of "moral horror" as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.
Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.
Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.
Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.
Revises key psychoanalytic concepts that influence interpretive practices in the humanities and formulates a new approach to reading fiction.
Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.
Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.
Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.
Delineates Lacan’s theory of the four discourses as a practical framework through which faculty can reflect on where their students are, developmentally, and where they might go.
A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.
Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.
Brings the insights of Integral Theory to the consideration of sex, gender, and sexuality.
Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.
Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.
A psychoanalytic theory of biopolitics.
Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.
A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
An interview with Juan-David Nasio.
A groundbreaking book that brings the insights of Integral Theory to business and organizational development.
Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.
Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.
Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
A holistic approach to the fascinating, multifaceted world of dreams.
Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.
An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.
In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.
Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.
A candid and provocative critique of women’s sexual liberation in America.
Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.
First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.
Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.
The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.
Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.
Cutting edge volume devoted to optimal adult development.
Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the “eating disordered culture” represented in Hollywood productions and popular images of celebrity life.
Opens a dialogue between process philosophy and contemporary consciousness studies.
Introduces integral psychotherapy to scholars, practicing psychotherapists, and general readers.
The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.
Leading scholar-practitioners discuss the strengths, limits, and potential of Integral Theory and the AQAL model.
Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an integral perspective.
Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.
Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.
Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.
Illuminates the role of empathetic love in psychotherapy.
A therapist's guide to psychotherapy, spirituality, and self-development.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.
A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.
Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.
Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.
Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”
Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.