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Civilization and Its Discontents
Civilization and Its Discontents
Paperback      ISBN: 0393301583
During the summer of 1929, Freud worked on what became this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought. It stands as a brilliant summary of the views on culture from a psychoanalytic perspective that he had been developing since the turn of the century. It is both witness and tribute to the late theory of mind--the so-called structural theory, with its stress on aggression, indeed the death drive, as the pitiless adversary of eros. Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world, a place Freud defines in terms of ceaseless conflict between the individual's quest for freedom and society's demand for conformity. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction. But culture inhibits his instinctual drives. The result is a pervasive and familiar guilt. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey. Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions.
Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Recovery
A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Paperback      ISBN: 0671645285
Designed to help adult children of alcoholics face life-long problems
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Asylums
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385000162
Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions"--closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. It focuses on the relationship between the inmate and the institution, how the setting affects the person and how the person can deal with life on the inside.
Child Behavior: The Classic Childcare Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development
Child Behavior
The Classic Childcare Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0060922761
A comprehensive analysis of the behavior of young children, probing the origins of actions and discussing parental response
The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss and Perpetuate Sick Organizations
The Addictive Organization
Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss and Perpetuate Sick Organizations
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548743
Offers hints on recognizing and correcting the symptoms of organizational addiction--denying and avoiding problems, assuming there is only one option, manipulating events to maintain the status quo
Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 0393008479
Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey. Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions. Newly designed in a uniform format, each new paperback in the Standard Edition opens with a biographical essay on Freud's life and work --along with a note on the individual volume--by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History at Yale.
Bodymind
Bodymind
Paperback      ISBN: 087477375x
Argues that our bodies reflect our life history, state of being, and growth potential, discusses the connection between mental and physical well-being, and explains how to follow an holistic plan for health
Escape from Intimacy: The Pseudo-Relationship Addictions : Untangling the
Escape from Intimacy
The Pseudo-Relationship Addictions : Untangling the "Love" Addictions : Sex, Romance, Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548735
The author applies her theory of addiction to the problems of sex, love, and romance to show how addiction to each of these leads to shame, guilt, and violence and away from intimacy
Doing Psychotherapy
Doing Psychotherapy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465016847
A practical guide to using the techniques of psychotherapy makes use of case studies to indicate approaches, identify mistakes, and illustrate theory
Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 0871401185
In 1915 at the University of Vienna 60-year-old Sigmund Freud delivered these lectures on psychoanalysis, pointing to the interplay of unconscious and conscious forces within individual psyches.