This book will be of great interest to psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists.
Author: Giuseppe Civitarese
In The Violence of Emotions the author marries an ability to introduce the reader to the intimate climate of an analytic session with a passionate rereading of Bion. To emphasize both the empirical nature of psychoanalysis and its extraordinary capacity to engender illuminating hypotheses concerning the functioning of the mind, clinical examples alternate with theoretical argument. The psychoanalytic model espoused by Giuseppe Civitarese in his approach to both is analytic field theory. Developed by various authors, including Ferro, commencing with Bion and continued with contributions from the Barangers, Grotstein and Ogden, the theory of the analytic field reveals the social nature of subjectivity and, in clinical work, the intersubjective and dreamlike climate in which a psychoanalytic session unfolds. This leads to a new way of interpreting the facts of analysis. As such, topics of discussion include: transcending the caesura as Bion’s theoretical method hypochondria as de-subjectivation and narrative genre in analysis the aesthetic conflict and alfa function Bion’s search for ambiguity the casting of characters in the analytic dialogue metaphor of text and translation in Freud and Bion. Yet the book has an even more specific objective, focusing attention as it does on the central importance of emotions in mental life and of aesthetic experience as the model of what truly happens in analysis. This is an aspect which the author rediscovers and explores in the thought of Bion and his successors, and which he regards as a way of investigating the deepest and most primitive levels of mental life. This book will be of great interest to psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists.
Social and behavioral scientists will be stimulated by the novel approach to theory and method in this work. It also has practical implications for the fields of psychotherapy, education, criminal justice, and international relations.
Author: Thomas J. Scheff
What causes violence? Thomas Scheff and Suzanne Retzinger deftly explore this age-old question. What emerges is an extraordinarily innovative explanation that gives fresh hope for reducing physical and emotional violence in the world and in our times. The authors provide remarkable new insights into the sources of destructive conflict. They explore human interaction in psychotherapy sessions, marital quarrels, TV game shows, and high politics. Their original interpretation of a classic work of fiction, Goethe's The Sufferings of Young Werther, and case studies of Hitler and his master architect, Albert Speer, offer additional, powerful illustrations of their theory: violence arises from the denial of emotions particularly from the denial of shame and from hidden alienation in relationships. Researchers in violence, psychotherapists, and criminal justice professionals will welcome this thoughtful inquiry that integrates different disciplines and spans topics from alienation and conscience building to the hidden world of gesture, implication, and emotion. Scheff and Retzinger's examples and recommendations furnish a practical blueprint for understanding and reducing physical and emotional violence at both the interpersonal and societal levels. Social and behavioral scientists will be stimulated by the novel approach to theory and method in this work. It also has practical implications for the fields of psychotherapy, education, criminal justice, and international relations.
Honour, Violence and Emotions in History is the first book to draw on emerging cross-disciplinary scholarship on the study of emotions to analyse the history of honour and violence across a broad range of cultures and regions.
Author: Carolyn Strange
Publisher: A&C Black
Honour, Violence and Emotions in History is the first book to draw on emerging cross-disciplinary scholarship on the study of emotions to analyse the history of honour and violence across a broad range of cultures and regions. Written by leading cultural and social historians from around the world, the book considers how emotions - particularly shame, anger, disgust, jealousy, despair and fear - have been provoked and expressed through culturally-embedded and historically specific understandings of honour. The collection explores a range of contexts, from 17th-century China to 18th-century South Africa and 20th-century Europe, offering a broad and wide-ranging analysis of the interrelationships between honour, violence and emotions in history. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to all researchers studying the relationship between violence and the emotions.
There is emotional clarity both in the expressive character of the “Wind” theme
itself; and in the emergence of proper emotional behavior; i.e., the conflict
between sea and wind that explodes in the introduction. Indeed, the violence of
its whole- ...
Author: Michael Spitzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"This book is the first history of musical emotion in any language. Combining intellectual history, music studies, philosophy and cognitive psychology, it unfolds a history of musical emotion across a thousand years of Western art music, from chant to pop. It affords a new way of analysing music, revealing the relationship between emotion and musical structure. The book also provides an introduction to the latest approaches to emotion research, as well as an original theory of how musical emotion works. The book is disposed in two parts. Part 1 (chapters 1-4) comprises the theoretical foundation of the book. Part 2 (chapters 5-9) provides an historical narrative from medieval to contemporary music. Chapter 1 summarizes contemporary theories of emotion in general, and of musical emotion in particular, bringing together seminal philosophers and psychologists. Chapter 2 contains the core of the book's original thesis: that five basic emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, tenderness, and fear) constitute five categories of musical emotion throughout the common-practice period. Chapter 3 outlines a variety of complex musical emotions, such as wonder, nostalgia, envy, and disgust. Chapter 4 explores the historiography of emotion, including the seminal writings of Elias, Rosenwein, and Reddy. Part 2 of the book (chapters 5-9) explores a millennium of Western music in terms of shifting categories of emotion: from affections and passions through sentiments, emotions proper, to modern affect"--
to be indoctrinated betimes into the suppression of at least violent emotion, and is
fit to be disciplined to this when very few ... but an extraordinary degree of energy
must be thrown into them to overcome the violence of the emotional wave.
Author: Alexander BAIN (Professor of Logic in the University of Aberdeen.)Publish On: 1875
to be indoctrinated betimes into the suppression of at least violent emotion , and
is fit to be disciplined to this when very few ... but an extraordinary degree of
energy must be thrown into them to overcome the violence of the emotional wave
Author: Alexander BAIN (Professor of Logic in the University of Aberdeen.)
Author: Suzanne M. RetzingerPublish On: 1991-06-28
This book - which provides vital insights into the dynamics of family and other forms of violence - explores the damage caused to familial and social bonds by escalating feelings of shame during marital quarrels.
Author: Suzanne M. Retzinger
Category: Family & Relationships
Broken family bonds can be one of the most intense sources of conflict. This book - which provides vital insights into the dynamics of family and other forms of violence - explores the damage caused to familial and social bonds by escalating feelings of shame during marital quarrels. Theories and research from large-scale conflict, marital dispute and communication processes are reviewed and provide a background for Retzinger's new integrative theory, which focuses on social bonds. The theory is applied to four case studies of marital quarrels in order to advance understanding of the escalation and resolution of conflict. The book includes a description of an intensive case study method for analyzing discourse and provides
When diagrammed as a pie chart , two thirds of the chart focuses on the violent
event and its aftermath . The Anatomic Model of interpersonal violence focuses
on the escalating tension and subsequent emotional clash between the two
This book integrates social anthropological, political, and historical perspectives on the emotional impact of marginalization, stigmatization and violence in present-day Indonesia.
Author: Thomas Stodulka
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Social Science
This book integrates social anthropological, political, and historical perspectives on the emotional impact of marginalization, stigmatization and violence in present-day Indonesia. The authors' combined focus on regional particularities and universal dimensions of experiencing and dealing with social, economic and psychological adversities targets scholars who share regional interest in the archipelago and researchers concerned with theoretical aspects of the interplay between power asymmetries, agency, emotion and culture.
... etc . , and which will serve to show once more the independence and the
preponderance of feeling in the moral life . ... temperament is cold and the
circumstances favourable , there is no violence to be feared ; ( 2 ) the active , or
The didactic content of the men's groups is quite varied , emphasizing information
about violence , emotions , roles , and relationships . The meetings begin with an
identification of general learned patterns of violence in the larger society : i.e. ...
do so . scious forms emotion is distinguished by its strength and felt diffusedness
. Strength does not necessarily imply violence . The violent emotions , which
have all marked bodily results , are connected with the self in the selfish and
Many victims feel exposed and vulnerable or express feelings of helplessness .
The impact phase may ... In essence , after trying to cope with their feelings
regarding the violence , victims become emotionally exhausted and put these feelings ...
Author: Harvey Wallace
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Family & Relationships
This text presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives legal, medical, and social.
... and the conduct , —these are too often smothered by the overwhelming
sensations of enthusiasm : yet these alone are indispensable to true repentance ,
and violent emotions and excitements make not any necessary nor essential part
of it .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and FinancePublish On: 1982
Belson also found that serious interpersonal violence is increased by longterm
exposure to ( in descending order of ... by vicariously experiencing the violent emotions portrayed on the screen , can be purged of his or her aggressive
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance
Any very strong emotion , however , usually and in the most perfect health , never
having suspends it for a time . ... It instantly called in , found the child lying in the
is checked , however , by violent emotions : cradle as if asleep , and with its ...
... in the violence of its emotions . Both drugs may be used in children when violent emotions produce cramps and even bilious stools . Chamomilla differs
from Colocynth in the violence of its congestive symptoms , hot sweat on the
head , etc ...
sired , sought - after feelings of the perpetrator . The moral value of the victim as a
person is diminished , if not annihilated , in physically violent emotional activity .
Annihilation of the victim may , in fact , be the purpose of the violence .
Of spasmodic affections we will now take chorea to illustrate the influence of the emotions upon the nervous and ... the emotion occasioned by a stranger
increases the violence of the convulsions , however the disorder may have