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Greed : developmental, cultural, and clinical realms

Author: Salman Akhtar
Publisher: London, England : Karnac Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though references to it are scattered in the writings of Klein and Winnicott, the topic of greed has drawn meagre attention from contemporary psychoanalysts. This book fills that lacuna. Noting that the inconsolable, relentless, and coercive dimensions of such hunger have profoundly destructive impact upon the self and its objects, Greed: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms sheds light on the emotion's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Akhtar, Salman.
Greed : developmental, cultural, and clinical realms.
London, England : Karnac Books, ©2015
xviii, 245 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Akhtar
ISBN: 9781782414124 1782414126 1782202552 9781782202554
OCLC Number: 953987743
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: COVER --
CONTENTS --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS --
INTRODUCTION --
PART I DEVELOPMENTAL REALM --
CHAPTER ONE The development of greed in childhood --
CHAPTER TWO Anticipatory greed and compensatory greed as developmental steps during adolescence --
CHAPTER THREE Primal greed, developmental greed, and terminal greed --
PART II CULTURAL REALM --
CHAPTER FOUR Greed in the life of William Shakespeare and generosity in the life of Edward De Vere, aka "Shakespeare" --
CHAPTER FIVE Corporate greed and the new class system --
CHAPTER SIX Greed in Hollywood movies --
PART III CLINICAL REALM --
CHAPTER SEVEN Meanings, manifestations, and management of greed --
CHAPTER EIGHT Greed in the context of marriage and other close relationships --
CHAPTER NINE Greed, greediness, and greedy patients --
CHAPTER TEN The analyst's greed --
REFERENCES --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Salman Akhtar.

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Though references to it are scattered in the writings of Klein and Winnicott, the topic of greed has drawn meagre attention from contemporary psychoanalysts. This book fills that lacuna. Noting that the inconsolable, relentless, and coercive dimensions of such hunger have profoundly destructive impact upon the self and its objects, Greed: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms sheds light on the emotion's myriad manifestations as well as its camouflage by the ego's defensive operations. Issues of childhood deprivation, adolescent novelty-seeking, and clinging to the object-world toward t.

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