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Volkan, Vamik D. 1932-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 477 publications in 3 languages and 16,315 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Biographies  History  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Interviews  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Vamik D Volkan
Richard Nixon : a psychobiography by Vamik D Volkan( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychoanalytic portrait of Richard Nixon, this text aims to provide an insight not only into Nixon's psyche, but also into the way it influenced his political decisions, whether shrewd or disastrous. The authors explore Nixon's difficult upbringing-his abusive father and emotionally-distant mother; the tragic deaths of two of his brothers; his rejection by the first women he hoped to marry; the pursuit of his eventual wife; and other apparently shaping episodes and characters. The book also examines moments in Nixon's presidency that have provoked much speculation: his attempt to talk to Vietnam war protesters during a late-night visit to the Lincoln Memorial; and his keeping of the White House tapes
Life after loss : the lessons of grief by Vamik D Volkan( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With insight into the psychodynamics of mourning, Volkan and Zintl focus first on the most concrete of losses, death, and establish it as part of a continuum of loss--resulting from divorce, or the loss of a dream, an ideal, a friendship, a homeland, even a former self
Blind trust : large groups and their leaders in times of crisis and terror by Vamik D Volkan( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind Trust is the culmination of more than three decades of profound immersion in the most pressing sociopolitical conflicts of our time, by the psychoanalyst with probably the most direct experience with such issues of any in the world. Author Vamik Volkan applies his knowledge of depth psychology to the turbulent and destructive human experiences in the current cauldrons of the greatest unrest and disaster throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Illuminating the etiologic bases of war, revolution, massacres, and terror, as these have disturbed the world from ancient times to modern civilization, his voice speaks for the imperative of reason and the application of modern analytic knowledge for conflict resolution at the highest levels. The subjects are large groups and their leaders: windows into the lives of the Prophet Muhammad, Stalin, Milosevic, Osama Bin Laden, and David Koresh are interspersed with examinations of religion and fundamentalism and a sober study of suicide attackers. Volkan's detailed and scholarly description of regressive movements in large-group identities, complemented by an equal attention to progressive and creative reparative forces, represents a significant expansion of our understanding of group psychology
Mental zoo : animals in the human mind and its pathology by Salman Akhtar( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Salman Akhtar and Vamik Volkan's dynamic book, Mental Zoo, takes the reader on a panoramic tour illuminating the rich world of animals in human experience. Here Freud's rats, wolves, and horses join our own cats and dogs to meet snakes, spiders, birds, and cockroaches. With an engaging blend of whimsy and erudition, the contributors describe the feelings, fantasies, dreams, nightmares, and delusions that animals evoke in us all. Detailed clinical examples capture the richness of the intrapsychic and interpersonal places that animals inhabit in our psyches. The book encompasses the role of ani
Animal killer : transmission of war trauma from one generation to the next by Vamik D Volkan( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychoanalytic process from its beginning to its termination is described to illustrate crucial technical issues in the treatment of individuals with narcissistic personality organization and the countertransference manifestations such patients stimulate in the analyst. The subject of this book exhibited cruelty to confirm and stabilize his grandiosity. His internal world was a ""reservoir"" of the deposited image of his father figure, an individual most severely traumatized during World War II. The patient was given the task to be a mass-""killer"" of animals instead of being a hunted one.T
Killing in the name of identity : a study of bloody conflicts by Vamik D Volkan( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do they hate us so?" Vamik Volkan has the most compelling, humane, and universal response to the riddle of our time. In this extraordinary and timely book, Volkan explains better than anyone the relationship between large-group identities and massive traumas and current events and ongoing conflicts around the world, including those related to the horrific attacks of 9/11. In Killing in the Name of Identity, Volkan has taken us further, and deeper, into the dark and vulnerable collective mind of ethnic, religious, cultural, and national group conflict. Through his eyes and word
Psychoanalysis, international relations, and diplomacy : a sourcebook on large-group psychology by Vamik D Volkan( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has three goals in writing this book. The first is to explore large-group identity such as ethnic identity, diplomacy, political propaganda, terrorism and the role of leaders in international affairs. The second goal is to describe societal and political responses to trauma at the hands of the Other, large-group mourning, and the appearance of the history of ancestors and its consequences. The third goal is to expand theories of large-group psychology in its own right and define concepts illustrating what happens when tens of thousands or millions of people share similar psychologica
Would-be wife killer : a clinical study of primitive mental functions, actualised unconscious fantasies, satellite states, and developmental steps by Vamik D Volkan( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author believes that studying a therapeutic process closely from its beginning to its termination is one of the best ways to observe, learn, and teach psychoanalytic concepts. This book is unusual since it describes a man's drastic internal psychological changes over forty years. He was thirty-nine years old when he wanted to cut his wife's head with an axe and he was hospitalized. Previous to this incident he had delusions and hallucinations. He died at age eighty-two as a beloved community leader. The author provides clinical illustrations of primitive transference and countertransferenc
A Nazi legacy : depositing, transgenerational transmission, dissociation and remembering through action by Vamik D Volkan( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book relates the psychoanalytic journey of a man in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how individuals can sometimes suffer greatly or cause the suffering of other innocent persons, simply because they are descendants of perpetrators. In it, technical considerations in treating such an individual, including countertransference issues and concepts related to transgenerational transmissions-for example, identification, depositing, dissociation, encapsulation, and remembering through actions-are explored. The man had a repeating daydream of carrying a big egg under his arm. The imagined egg, representing his encapsulated dissociated state, contained the mental representation of his Nazi grandfather and his grandfather's victims, along with images of most tragic historical events. He attempted to turn his grandfather's image from a life-taker to a life-giver and wished to own the older man's grandiose specialness, while fearing the loss of his own life. These opposite aims created unnamed "catastrophes". This book describes his psychoanalytic process from beginning to end and how he slowly cracked open his metaphorical egg, facing and naming the "catastrophes," and eventually taming them
Enemies on the couch : a psychopolitical journey through war and peace by Vamik D Volkan( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over thirty years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and practitioner. In this volume, he shares his experiences facilitating dialogue between opposing enemy groups, in numerous contexts and conflict zones, and presents the pioneering theoretical and practical frameworks he developed. In the process, he provides a unique window onto watershed moments of the recent past - from major historical events, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and continued violence in the Middle East. The findings and observations presented in this volume provide not only a new way of looking at recent historical events, but also offer a novel set of tools for understanding and shaping the present and future --
The immortal Atatürk : a psychobiography by Vamik D Volkan( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Turkse staatsman Kemal Atatürk (is Mustafa Kemal ; 1881-1932)
Bloodlines : from ethnic pride to ethnic terrorism by Vamik D Volkan( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Turkish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volkan analyzes these issues of identity formation, perceived versus real threats, the persistence of past traumas, and the desire for revenge. The result is a work that lays the foundation for understanding the differences between ethnic groups as well as the common ground they share
Cyprus--war and adaptation : a psychoanalytic history of two ethnic groups in conflict by Vamik D Volkan( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need to have enemies and allies : from clinical practice to international relationships by Vamik D Volkan( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play and playfulness : developmental, cultural, and clinical aspects by Monisha Nayar-Akhtar( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appearing nearly forty years after the last significant text on the topic, this book brings the psychoanalytic theory on play truly up to date and elucidates its significance for clinical work with the help of illustrative clinical vignettes
The Psychodynamics of international relationships( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive internalized object relations : a clinical study of schizophrenic, borderline, and narcissistic patients by Vamik D Volkan( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The homosexualities : reality, fantasy, and the arts( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six steps in the treatment of borderline personality organization by Vamik D Volkan( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inspired volume Dr. Vamik Volkan uses precise, strong, and, at times, poetic language to present a treatment approach for work with borderline patients. His entire treatment method is set forth in six steps that reflect patients' actual sequential experience in the therapeutic process. Dr. Volkan presents ample clinical examples, including his work with nine psychosis-prone borderline patients, as well as a detailed account of a six-and-a-half-year analysis of Pattie, which he describes as "a long journey into an intrapsychic world."
Normal & pathological responses to bereavement( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Richard Nixon : a psychobiography
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Life after loss : the lessons of griefBlind trust : large groups and their leaders in times of crisis and terrorMental zoo : animals in the human mind and its pathologyKilling in the name of identity : a study of bloody conflictsBloodlines : from ethnic pride to ethnic terrorismPrimitive internalized object relations : a clinical study of schizophrenic, borderline, and narcissistic patientsThe homosexualities : reality, fantasy, and the artsSix steps in the treatment of borderline personality organization
Alternative Names
Vamık Volkan American psychiatrist

Vamik Volkan American psychiatrist (1932-)

Vamık Volkan Amerikaans psychiater

Vamik Volkan psychiatre américain (1932-)

Vamık Volkan US-amerikanischer Friedens- und Konflikforscher und Psychoanalytiker

Volkan, Vamik

Volkan, Vamik 1932-

Volkan, Vamık D.

Volkan Vamık D. 1932-....

Volkan, Vamik Djemal 1932-

Βαμίκ Βολκάν

Вамък Волкан

ומיק וולקן

ヴォルカン, ヴァミク

Languages
English (192)

Turkish (6)

German (3)