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Providing a continuing deeper understanding of world events and humanity itself to all those concerned by the state of the modern world. Building on the bestselling The Unconscious in Social and Political Life, the first book in the Political Minds series, A Deeper Cut investigates such vital issues as left and right populisms, colonialism and racism, social care for the mentally ill, manipulation of the masses in the third world, Alice Miller on family politics, diversity, Orwellian thinking, trade unions, religious fundamentalism, NHS politics, activism, and tyranny. Featuring compelling contributions from Lord John Alderdice, Elizabeth Cotton, Tomasz Fortuna, Stephen Frosh, Samir Gandesha, Mary Joan Gerson, Liz Greenway, Roger Hartley, Luisa Passalacqua, Kate Pugh, Marco Puricelli, Edgard Sanchez Bernal, Elisabeth Skale, Mark Stein, and Margot Waddell.
Listen here to David Morgan talk about the individual and social unconscious.
David Morgan will chair the 2022 Political Mind Series, held over Zoom from 10 May – 19 July.
The Political Mind
Paperback, e-Book, Print & e-Book
Political Theory, Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Theory
Galvanised by events outside of his consulting room, David Morgan began The Political Mind seminars at the British Psychoanalytical Society in 2015 and their successful run continues today. A series of superlative seminars that examine the effects of the current upheaval going on worldwide, this book is the second to bring these seminars from leading thinkers to a wider audience.
Leading politicians, writers, educators, psychoanalysts, psychologists, philosophers, psychotherapists, and psychologists are gathered together in this fascinating volume that investigates social upheaval on the worldwide stage. Stimulating and thought-provoking, this is a must-read for every citizen asking just what is happening in the world today.
David Morgan is a consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is also a training analyst supervisor at the British Psychoanalytic Association, and a lecturer recognised nationally and internationally. He co-edited Violence, Delinquency and Perversion (2007) and has authored many publications and chapters, most recently ‘Inflammatory Projective Identification in Political and Economic Terrorism’ in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2018), as well as ‘The Return of the Oppressed’, a speech given at the Warsaw EPF Conference (2018). He is currently a director of Public Interest Psychology Ltd as well as a member of the IPA committee on Humanitarian Organisations. He has been the chair of ‘Political Minds & Frontier Psychoanalyst’, a radio broadcast series on Resonance FM.
David Morgan shall be speaking at the following events:
Love, Hate and Desire: Sexuality across the Life Cycle, Saturday 6 July 2019
Freud on the Acropolis, 28-29 September 2019
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
Understanding right and left populisms
“Ill fares the land”: reflections on The Merchant of Venice—a tale for modern times
Psychoanalysis, colonialism, racism
Consultancy on deregistration to a care home for the long-stay mentally ill: you can take Stig out of the dump, but can you take the dump out of Stig?
Power and the manipulation of the masses: Third World perspectives
Edgard Sanchez Bernal
Whistle-blowers—moral good or self-interest? The psychological dimensions of defying a perverse or corrupt authority
Alice Miller on family, power, and truth
Luisa Passalacqua and Marco Puricelli
Diversity: notes from the inside and from the outside
George Orwell: politics and the avoidance of reality
In the union: the psychodynamics of solidarity
On the psychology of religious fundamentalism
Lord John Alderdice
The politics of NHS psychiatry
Psychoanalytic activism: historical perspective and subjective conundrums
The rise of the new right: psychoanalytic perspectives
Lord of the flies: a psychoanalytic view of the gang and its processes
(Winner of the 2020 Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Essay Prize)
FIRING THE MIND MEMBERS