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- DescriptionShame and Humiliation explores a sub-set of universal emotions that are usually labeled as negative because of the sense of unease that they generate when we experience them and the tenacity with which we try to avoid them. They can thus becoming powerful instruments in the power games of our species, making their mark in both well-intentioned education as well as in merciless relations of oppression. Universal as they may be, though, these emotions are experienced and displayed in varied ways according to the mandates of different cultures and the vicissitudes of different socio-cultural strata.Shame and humiliation are therefore two key emotions that can cause deep suffering, as well as contribute to orient our social life. Some of the blest and the most villaius acts are fueled by these emotions, from self-sacrifice to bloody revenge. The psychodynamics and the display in the relational world of these emotions are the subject of this book, which offers a friendly conversation between both disciplines through the discussions of the text of each author by the other two. Enlightening clinical cases and vignettes show destinies, transformations, and the manifestations in social and individual situations of both shame and humiliation.
- Author BiographyCarlos Guillermo Bigliani, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, researcher and professor in the department of occupational medicine, University of Buenos Aires Medical School; Professor of the Seminar on Neuroses, University of Buenos Aires School of Psychology; Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Sedes Sapientiae Post-Graduate Institute (S#257;o Paulo, Brazil); and Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychopathology and Family Therapy at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (S#257;o Paulo, Brazil). He is a member of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytical Association, and the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, and board member of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Organization. Rodolfo Moguillansky, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and Professor at the Buenos Aires Institute of Mental Health, University of Buenos Aires Medical School. He is a full member of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytical Association, and the International Federation of Psychotherapy Associations. He has been awarded the Bleger (1998) and Storni (2000) prizes by the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, the Liberman prize (1999), by the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association, and the FEAP prize (2008) by the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapy Associations. Carlos E. Sluzki, MD, was trained in psychiatry in the department of psychopathology, G.A. Alfaro General Hospital in Lanus (Argentina); in psychoanalysis at the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association; and in family therapy at the Mental Research Institute (Palo Alto, California), where he was Director (1980-1983). He has been professor of psychiatry at the Universities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; advisor at the World Health Organisation, the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He is currently a professor in the department of global and community health and at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at George Washington University, in Washington, DC.
- Author(s)Carlos E. Sluzki,Carlos Guillermo Bigliani,Rodolfo Moguillansky
- PublisherKarnac Books
- Date of Publication31/07/2013
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Series TitleThe International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintKarnac Books
- Content NoteIllustrations (black and white)
- Weight363 g
- Width147 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine20 mm
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