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Object Relations, Work and the Self.

Author: David P Levine
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, David P. Levine applies psychoanalytic object relations theory to understanding work motivation and the meaning of work. Drawing on the writings of authors such as Donald Winnicott, Otto Kernberg and Melanie Klein, he explores three factors central to our effort to understand work: guilt, greed and the self. Special attention is paid to the factors that determine the individual's emotional capacity to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David P Levine
ISBN: 9780203863251 0203863259
OCLC Number: 642660948
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 The problem of work; Chapter 2 The group at play; Chapter 3 Greed, envy and the search for self; Chapter 4 Life and death at work; Chapter 5 Reparation, empathy and the public good; Chapter 6 Skill, power and authority; Chapter 7 Work identity; Chapter 8 Work and reality; Chapter 9 Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

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In this book, David P. Levine applies psychoanalytic object relations theory to understanding work motivation and the meaning of work. Drawing on the writings of authors such as Donald Winnicott, Otto Kernberg and Melanie Klein, he explores three factors central to our effort to understand work: guilt, greed and the self. Special attention is paid to the factors that determine the individual's emotional capacity to do work that engages the self and its creative potential and to the related matter of impairment in that capacity. Chapters include:.; the problem of work; greed, envy and the searc.

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