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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.
A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.
Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.
How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.
A celebration of childhood pick-up games.
Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.
How the Romantics invented psychoanalysis in advance of Freud.
Clinical and philosophical perspectives on key issues and debates in Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.
Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
Contributors explore the significance of literature and psychoanalysis for medical education and practice.
Draws connections between the life and writings of philosopher Sarah Kofman.
Argues for the superiority of behavioral treatments over drug therapies for psychological problems.
Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.
Addresses the problem of multiple theories of psychoanalysis, arguing for a return to Freud.
Explores the role of dreams in spiritual work.
A bold new view of the human psyche, integrating Eastern and Western approaches.
Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.
Examines fundamental concepts of the later Lacan.
Offers a new theoretical paradigm that goes beyond the limitations of Freudian and Jungian psychological models.
Offers a new perspective on the psychological and affective dynamics of Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction and nonfiction.
Explores the political implications of Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings.
Explores the theory, practice, and poetics of spiritual and holistic education.
Looks at the dynamics of identification, envy, and idealization in fictional narratives by Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as in nonfictional accounts of cross-race relations by white feminists and feminists of color.
Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.
Using insights from behavioral science, a Holocaust survivor explores how evil actions can seem "moral" to the perpetrators and how we must alter our thinking to prevent this.
A close examination of the heart of Jung's theory of psychological growth and individuation.
Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.
Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.
The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
Proposes that philosophy is the proper cure for neurosis.
Anthropological perspectives on dreams around the world.
A noted Eliot scholar explores how we become different interpreters of literature as we undergo psychological change.
Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.
A critical and historical overview of psychology.
Explores how religious believers can—and why they should—engage the work of Sigmund Freud, despite his well-known dismissal of faith.
Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.
Evaluates drug and alcohol abuse treatment systems and their effects on individual alcohol and drug abusers.
The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.
A fundamentally new examination of the controversies raging around psychoanalysis.
Argues that our struggle to become good parents can help us to become good persons.
Tells the story of the relationship between two of the last century's foremost scholars of dialogue, philosopher Martin Buber and psychotherapist Carl Rogers.
Addresses adolescent identity issues and suggests practical approaches to facilitate development and adjustment.
A fascinating examination of a religious counterculture group showing how it differs from mainstream society, yet is similar in other ways.
Discusses extraordinary dreams and offers suggestions for interpreting and appreciating your own extraordinary dreams.
This “unauthorized biography” of cognitive neuroscience unveils hidden errors in current mind-body accounts and sheds new light on basic scientific issues.
Explores deep intimate personal relationships between men and women.
Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to narrative perspective, with essays by leading scholars of literary studies, cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and film and media criticism.
A poignant study of how a group of poor white urban youth find respite from poverty, violence, and racism in a local community center.
Reveals the effects of the cultural unconscious or "world soul" in human experience.
Examines representations of political, psychological, and sexual violence in seven novels by American women.
Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Explores the philosophical context within which psychotherapy functions.
Explores James Joyce's use of parody and humor in his representation of women, gays, and Irish nationalism, and discusses how his complex attitude toward parody and stereotyping is related to his aesthetic vision.
Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.
The fate of the hero-gambler, as described by Dostoevsky, Balzac, Poe, and others, is the focus of this unprecedented exploration of gambling and the human psyche.
Examines the psychological, cultural, and political implications of Gothic fiction, and helps to explain why horror writers and filmmakers have found such large and receptive audiences eager for the experience of being scared out of their wits.
Points the way toward a world in which we might feel more connected to and responsible for each other.
Challenges the prevailing view that mystical experience is shaped by language and culture and argues that mystical experience is a direct encounter with consciousness itself.
Resolves the fundamental debate between cognitivists and social constructionists concerning the metaphysics of human psychology, and offers new insights into therapy, education, and creativity.
Explores the links between anger, rage, violence, evil, and creativity and describes a dynamic therapeutic approach that can help channel anger and violent impulses into constructive and creative activity.
Provides an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experience by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive ideas.
Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.
A comprehensive summary of the author's revolutionary approach to psychosis.
Examines the myths and realities of narcissism in the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and explores how Shelley combated what he called “the principle of Self” by embracing the ideals of Christlike self-sacrifice and sisterly love.
Offers an alternative paradigm for psychology, one that reflects Levinas's criticism of a self-centered notion of identity. Reveals the secret of an "authentic" altruism through a phenomenology of both power and weakness, and of the paradoxes of the weakness of power and the power of weakness.
Proposes a new paradigm for interdisciplinary studies by applying the thought of Bernard Lonergan to define spirituality as the missing link between religion and theology.
Presents the first comprehensive survey of the varieties of psychedelic experience since 1975.
The first concise overview of transpersonal psychotherapy.
Demonstrates the dramatic results of blending the traditional with the transpersonal approach to psychoanalysis.
Argues that a primal wounding of the human spirit occurs in earliest human life that disrupts fundamental relationships and leads to anxiety, loneliness, and alienation; and shows how this wounding can be redeemed through therapy and through living one's life differently.
Evaluates the significance and usefulness of anthropomorphism for the scientific understanding of animals by presenting diverse ideas from historians, philosophers, anthropologists, primatologists, psychologists, behaviorists, and ethologists.
Offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and "Billy Budd. "
This multidisciplinary volume examines the cultural and social relevance of dream studies, looking at various ways that the field can contribute to the resolution of the modern West's most troubling social ...
Brings together parts of the Lacanian discourse that have remained isolated in their respective research areas and outlines the shape of Lacanian discourse, showing the relation of Lacan's thought to philosophy, science, literature and aesthetics, gender and sexuality, and psychoanalytic theory.
Considers the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs and social interactions.
An exploration of the moral and intellectual conflict of Israeli citizens who have resisted military service, and of how they justify their choices of action.
An original theory of the development of consciousness that brings together research from neurology, new-paradigm studies, psychology, and mysticism.
This is an anthology of psychoanalytic criticism applied to the wider field of cultural studies including class, gender, representation, ideology, and law.
A scientifically sound and thoroughly comprehensible account of what laboratory study has revealed about dreams and dreaming.
This book uses recent psychoanalytic theory to analyze the work of three contemporary scholars--Harold Bloom, Stanley Cavell, and Sacvan Bercovitch--while viewing their work as expressing Jewish immigrant desires for integration into American culture.
This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.
A comprehensive survey of contemporary approaches to understanding dreams. If you can have only one book on dreams, this is the one to have.
This book is about current issues in sexual morality, the Christian church, and moral argument in late modernity.
This book introduces the notion of the soul and explores some of the indications, causes, and consequences for its being missing, especially in discussions of individuality.
By examining how Hindu men talk about marriage and family, this book shows how culture reinforces male dominance in Hindu society.
Showing the charm, wisdom, and delicacy of a mature Japanese healer, this book presents useful and very practical techniques for relieving the suffering of neurosis. It explains the fundamental principles ...
This book maps the course of human development from the earliest stages of ego development to the highest stages of ego transcendence.
This book tells the reader all about psychological identification, the single most important process for becoming, maintaining, or changing who we are as characters. The book's emphasis, though, is decidedly ...