Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability

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This fascinating book, the last in a trilogy on psychoanalytic reflections, edited by Halina Brunning, explores power and vulnerability in three related areas: Leadership and Organizations, the Political Arena, and Global Finances. These thirteen essays, with a conclusion to the trilogy written by Jim Krantz, link psychoanalytic concepts with system psychodynamics. This provides a powerful way of analysing and understanding how the inner world of the individual is mobilised in relation to the group, the organisation, society and globally, from the perspective of the close interconnection between power and vulnerability. The papers in this volume describe how power and vulnerability are closely interlinked with infantile omnipotence and helplessness.A consultant might maintain an ambivalent relationship with the client for fear of being seen in financial need, in a dependency position or in search of professional recognition. The risk to trust is accepting the dependency on the other and theanbsp;...

Title:Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability
Author:Halina Brunning
Publisher:Karnac Books - 2013-11-19


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