New Books Network

Benjamin Fong, “Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism” (Columbia UP, 2016)
Benjamin Fong’s Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism (Columbia University Press, 2016) revitalizes two oft’ maligned psychoanalytic concepts, the death drive and the drive to mastery, and makes lively and thoroughgoing use of both to revisit arguments about the power of the culture industry... Read More
Robert P. Drozek, “Psychoanalysis as an Ethical Process” (Routledge, 2019)
The subject of ethics in psychoanalysis has long been relegated to the sidelines of clinical theory. In his new book Psychoanalysis as an Ethical Process with a forward by Peter Fonagy (Routledge, 2019), Robert P. Drozek utilizes both philosophical and analytic concepts to arrive at a new theory of an... Read More
Ira Helderman, “Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion” (UNC Press, 2019)
Buddhism and psychotherapy have been in conversation since the days of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Erich Fromm. Today, when practices drawn from Buddhism have entered the mainstream, that conversation continues in multiple dimensions. In Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion (University of North Carolina Press, 2019),... Read More
Amy Allen and Mari Ruti, “Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan: A Dialogue,” Part 2 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
What happens when a Kleinian and Lacanian have a committed, generous, and accessible conversation about the commonalities and differences between their psychoanalytic perspectives? In this special, two-part interview, host Jordan Osserman joins authors Amy Allen, a prominent representative of Frankfurt School critical theory with expertise on Klein, and Mari Ruti,... Read More
Valery Hazanov, “The Fear of Doing Nothing: Notes of a Young Therapist” (Sphinx, 2019)
“Psychotherapy, in my experience, feels nothing like a paper about psychotherapy.” In his honest, witty and at times deeply moving account of his graduate training in New York City, Valery Hazanov gives us the unique opportunity of joining a therapist at the beginning of his career. The Fear of Doing... Read More
Amy Allen and Mari Ruti, “Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan: A Dialogue” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
What happens when a Kleinian and Lacanian have a committed, generous, and accessible conversation about the commonalities and differences between their psychoanalytic perspectives? In this special, two-part interview, host Jordan Osserman joins authors Amy Allen, a prominent representative of Frankfurt School critical theory with expertise on Klein, and Mari Ruti,... Read More
Sandra Buechler, “Psychoanalytic Approaches to Problems in Living” (Routledge, 2019)
Sandra Buechler joins hosts Christopher Bandini and Tracy Morgan to discuss her latest book, Psychoanalytic Approaches to Problems in Living: Addressing Life’s Challenges in Clinical Practice (Routledge, 2019), which continues her long standing exploration of the role of values in the work of psychoanalysis. The book discusses the many common... Read More