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Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives, edited by Chris Vanderwees and Kristen Hennessy


This innovative text addresses the lack of literature regarding intersectional approaches to psychoanalysis, underscoring the importance of thinking through race, class, and gender within psychoanalytic theory and practice.


The book tackles the widespread perception of psychoanalysis today as a discipline detached from the progressive ideals of social responsibility, institutional psychotherapy, and community mental health. Bringing together a range of international contributions...

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Psychosis and Extreme States: An Ethic for Treatment 
by Bret Fimiani

This book advances a theory of transference-in-psychosis with the aim of provoking a change in the way the experience of psychosis is understood and thus, clinically treated. Beginning from the premise that the body of the psychotic is a site of social contestation, the author draws upon the work of Freud, Lacan, Deleuze & Guattari and Apollon to reframe the problem of the ‘body’ (as an effect of language) and its relation to transference, and ethics, in treating psychosis. 

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Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan
by Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales

Taking a deep dive into contemporary Western culture, this book suggests we are all fundamentally ambivalent beings. Trying to love without dealing with our ambivalence, with our hatred, is often a recipe for failure. Any attempt, therefore, to love our neighbour as ourselves—or even, for that matter, to love ourselves—must recognize that we love where we hate and we hate where we love.

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Incandescent Alphabets. Psychosis
and the Enigma of Language
by Annie Rogers

Psychosis, an invasion of mind and body from without, creates an enigma about what is happening and thrusts the individual into radical isolation. What are the subjective details of such experiences? This book explores psychosis as knowledge cut off from history, truth that cannot be articulated in any other form. Delusion is a new language made of ‘incandescent alphabets’ that the psychotic adopts from imposed voices.

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Perversion: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Subject by Stephanie Swales

This is the most in-depth, clinically astute, and illuminating exploration of perversion that I know of! Swales convincingly guides us through the maze of sadism, masochism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and fetishism, illustrating her discussions throughout with eye-opening case material.

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Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics
of Femininity and Psychosis
by Shanna de la Torre

This book argues that structuralism makes itself useful when it engages with the non-Oedipal logics of femininity and psychosis. Building from the psychoanalytic belief that norms repress unconscious desire while structures open onto the creative resources of the symbolic, Sex for Structuralists looks to key texts in myth, trauma, and unconscious fantasy by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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Pierre Legendre - Lessons III God in the Mirror

A Study of the Institution of Images

A new translation by Peter Geoffrey Young

Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de Vinci, and the paintings of Rene Magritte, this third volume of Lessons focuses on the relation of the subject to the institution of images.

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Lessons III God The Vitality of Objects: Exploring the Work of Christopher Bollas

Edited by Joseph Scalia

This eclectic collection of essays reflects the far-reaching, multi-dimensional influence of Christopher Bollas. Bollas galvanises our understanding of what happens when people encounter the objects - the endlessly variegated content - of external reality. Each of us has our own unique idiom through which we endow objects - a painting, a football, a stranger - with special meaning.

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Intimate Violence: Attacks Upon Psychic Interiority

by Joseph Scalia

Traditional analyses of domestic battery often point to the batterer's need for power and control to explain patterns of violent behavior. Offering a nonjudgmental and compassionate view of the interior life of the batterer, Intimate Violence moves beyond this explanation and transforms our understanding of the psychic origins of abuse. 

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