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Violent States and Creative States (2 Volume Set): From the Global to the Individual by [John Adlam, Tilman Kluttig, Bandy Lee, Estela Welldon, James Gilligan, Dr John L Young, Grace Lee, Christopher Scanlon, Annie Stopford, Gardnel Carter, Gina Donoso, Gloria Uwizeye, Thilo Kroll, Efrat Even-Tzur, David W. Jones, Ismail Karolia, Julian Manley, Klaus Hoffmann, Barry Richards, Aileen Schloerb, Hayley Berman, Matt Killingsworth, Lucy Neal, Reinmar Du Bois, Maggie McAlister, Clinton Van der Van der Walt, Dr Gwen Adshead, Zoe Berko, Sarita Bose, Martha Ferrito, Martina Mindang, Anna Motz, Robyn Timoclea, Deborah J. Cohan, Claude Barbre, Jill Barbre, Tamsin Cottis, Alex Maguire, Andrew Ware, Gerrard Drennan, Kate Rothwell, Simon Hackett, James S. Vrettos]

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These well edited, wide-ranging volumes of contributions from an international network of colleagues in the developing field of psycho-social forensic studies are not only brilliant in their depth of insight and scholarship, but also extremely useful in clinical work. They also enhance our awareness of the rights and obligations of citizenship and participation in a moral community in which perpetrators, victims and bystanders enact a myriad of roles in plays within plays. Author: Earl Hopper, Ph.D., psychoanalyst, group analyst, and organisational consultant. Former President of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy. Editor of the New International Library of Group Analysis.

Violence is vital for human survival - protective as well as destructive. But violence begets violence, the cycle only being defeated by love's power, as Martin Luther King Jr. reminded. The editors have selected contributors who have axes to grind, in protecting matters close to their hearts. Contributions model creative, non-violent, responses to violent attacks, via channelling their authors' violent impulses into rational arguments and urgings. Do not skim-read this book. Dip in; pick out; read; muse; rest; and repeat. Author: Dr Kingsley Norton, Jungian Analyst and Medical Psychotherapist

In this superbly informative and inspiring collection, various forms and manifestations of violence and of violent states of mind and of society are analyzed and countered by creative alternatives. Volume 1 explores the concept of structural violence, examining state violence in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and dynamics of terror, protective function and creativity in the public sphere, locally and internationally. Volume 2 focuses on the origins and aftermath of individual violent states of mind and violence directed towards self or others and describes how psychotherapeutic, psychosocial and activist interventions can provide and promote creative alternatives. These volumes are a treasure trove for everybody in all the many fields of violence reduction. Author: Friedemann Pfäfflin, MD, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychotherapy, Ulm University

These two multi-authored collections are to be heartily welcomed and recommended. Especially gratifying to me is the appearance of so many 'new' (to me) authors with sparkling ideas, in addition to the 'older' familiars. The excitement of our subject is reiterated to me; requiring, borrowing and applying from so many disciplines and different bodies of knowledge. Volume 1 analyses violent states of mind and behaviour from multidisciplinary clinical perspectives and places them within their social and political contexts. Volume 2, rather originally, emphasises 'creative states' as positively promoting individual and societal wellbeing, and not just in 'neutralising' or mitigating violent states. I am reminded of Melanie Klein's conjunction of 'Envy and Gratitude' as alternative states of mind of fundamental significance for the individual, and (necessarily) their behaviour; and the relative down-playing of gratitude in Kleinian praxis. By contrast, the editors and authors of these two volumes are, refreshingly, ever alert to the place of the positive, to the 'psychosocial creative' in helping the individual and in framing policies and politics. I congratulate all involved in these seminal writings. Author: Professor Christopher Cordess, Member, British Psychoanalytical Society. Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Sheffield.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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A two-volume set in-depth analysis of human violence in contrast to its opposite state of creativity --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0797NXQF9
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 3, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 3, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3596 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 551 pages
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