New Books Network

Jonathan Sklar, “Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning” (Phoenix, 2018)
“Although small, this book goes against the grain of the current trend for brief soundbites that allow us to pass swiftly over painful information. It will go into the details of some extremely dark occurrences, not to glorify cruelties, but in order to understand them, as well to give thought... Read More
Jamieson Webster, “Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis” (Columbia UP, 2018)
What do psychoanalysts do with bodies, and what do they do with them now? Jamieson Webster has been thinking and writing on these questions as they impact her in her practice and her life. In this interview, we explore her latest book, Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis, alongside her... Read More
J. Weinberger and V. Stoycheva, “The Unconscious: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications” (Guilford Press, 2019)
The concept of the unconscious has a complicated place in the history of psychology. Many areas of study ignored or outright denied it for a long time, while psychoanalysis claimed it as one of its central tenets. More recently, many non-psychoanalytic researchers have addressed the unconscious, but under different names—automaticity,... Read More
Claudia Luiz, “The Making of A Psychoanalyst: Studies in Emotional Education” (Routledge, 2018)
The eight stories in The Making of A Psychoanalyst: Studies in Emotional Education (Routledge, 2018) are composites of clinical material highlighting familiar emotional conflicts found in treatment. Dr. Claudia Luiz invites the reader into session with her as she demonstrates “how two human beings interact with each other to effect... Read More
Christina Griffin, “The Regulars’ Table: Conversations with Ferenczi” (IP Books, 2018)
From the Central Coast of California to Baden-Baden, Toronto, Siracusa, and Budapest, Christina Griffin‘s The Regulars’ Table: Conversations with Ferenczi (International Psychoanalytic Books, 2018) is about deep enduring friendships; then and now. Inspired by Ignotus’ eulogy for Ferenczi, Christina Griffin decided to emulate his experiments in thought transference. This experience... Read More
Adrienne Harris and Plinio Montagna, “Psychoanalysis, Law, and Society” (Routledge, 2019)
The areas of the Law and psychoanalysis overlap in interesting and compelling fashion in the new book, Psychoanalysis, Law, and Society (Routledge, 2019) edited by Adrienne Harris and Plinio Montagna. The book is far reaching and covers where the law and psychoanalysis intersect in diverse areas such as family dynamics,... Read More
Noëlle McAfee, “Fear of Breakdown: Psychoanalysis and Politics” (Columbia UP, 2019)
In his classic essay on the fear of breakdown, Donald Winnicott famously conveys to a patient that the disaster powerfully feared has, in fact, already happened.  Taking her cue from Winnicott, Noëlle McAfee’s Fear of Breakdown: Psychoanalysis and Politics (Columbia University Press, 2019), explores the implications of breakdown fears for... Read More
Nancy J. Chodorow, “The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye” (Routledge 2020)
In The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye: Toward an American Independent Tradition (Routledge 2020) Professor Nancy J. Chodorow gives name and shape to an American middle group between the ego psychological and interpersonal approaches: The American Independent Tradition or intersubjective ego psychology. Through her careful exegesis of theoreticians like... Read More
Fulvio Mazzacane, “Contemporary Bionian Theory and Technique in Psychoanalysis” (Routledge, 2018)
Psychoanalytic theory has developed very rapidly in recent years across many schools of thought. One of the most popular builds on the work of Wilfred Bion. Fulvio Mazzacane’s new book Contemporary Bionian Theory and Technique in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2018) provides a concise and comprehensive introductory overview of the latest thinking in... Read More
Adrian Johnston, “Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy ” (Northwestern UP, 2013)
In the contemporary philosophical landscape, a variety of materialist ontologies have appeared, all wrestling with various political and philosophical questions in light of a post-God ontology. Entering into this discussion is Adrian Johnston, with his 3-volume ​Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism​, an attempt to develop a systematic and thoroughly atheistic... Read More