Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal experience to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in contemporary everyday life Proceeding from a playful engagement with Freud s idea of penis envy, Ruti s autotheoretical commentary fans out to a broa

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness

In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms She shows how the stalling of early twentieth century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with


Ben je een lichaam of heb je een lichaam Volgens Paul Verhaeghe berust intimiteit in de eerste plaats op de relatie met jezelf en pas daarna op een relatie met anderen De verhouding tot ons eigen lichaam legt niet alleen de basis voor intimiteit, maar ook voor onze mentale en lichamelijke gezondhe

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation In Psychoanalysis A Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers a lucid, lively, and wide ranging surv

Lacan on Love: An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference

Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deade

In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis

Everywhere I looked it seemed that we were being defined by what our brains were doing Everywhere, there were hucksters and geniuses, all trying to colonize the new world of the brain I d never been a science person, Casey Schwartz declares at the beginning of her far reaching quest to