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Mediated Nostalgia

by Ryan Lizardi

Considering the current rash of film remakes, vintage video game downloads, and box sets of bygone television shows, media today is obsessed with nostalgia. Instead of presenting a past that functions as an...


Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits

by Donald Capps

In Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson’s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic...


The Passage from Youth to Adulthood

by Pierluca Birindelli

The Passage from Youth to Adulthood explores a society unanchored from culturally-endorsed rites of passage. Pierluca Birindelli analyzed self-narrations of Italian young adults still living with their parents...


Sociological Trespasses

by James Aho

Racism, collective violence, sickness, environmental catastrophe, body obsession, greed, and accelerated life concern everyone. They are also the subject matter of this book. Here, however, they are not viewed...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue

by Bruno Boccara

In this book, Bruno Boccara argues that complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious, must be assessed and incorporated in public policy analysis through...


Marching as to War

by Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas

Since the American Revolution, African American women have served in every U.S. military conflict. Despite this dedicated service to their country, very little empirical research has been published regarding...


Race Trouble

by Kevin Durrheim

This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange...


Death, American Style

by Lawrence R. Samuel

The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America’s defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as “un-American” experiences. Arguing that death and dying...


Relational Remembering

by Sue Campbell

Tracing the impact of the 'memory wars' on science and culture, Relational Remembering offers a vigorous philosophical challenge to the contemporary skepticism about memory that is their legacy. Campbell's work...


Knowing People

by Michael J. Lovaglia

Social psychology studies one of civilization's most central concerns: human relationships. By understanding people's beliefs, attitudes, and desires, individuals can fashion relationships that benefit all involved,...


Suppression of stereotypes

by Francesca Eleuteri

Stereotypes are beliefs regarding the traits, attributes, and behaviors of members of certain groups. They are not only beliefs, but also theories about how and why certain attributes go together. Furthermore,...


Missing Us

by Ryan LaMothe

In Missing Us: Re-Visioning Psychoanalysis from the Perspective of Community, Ryan LaMothe questions the ways in which psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theorists and clinicians have historically relied principally...


Embodied Collective Memory

by Rafael F. Narváez

The human body is not a given fact; it is not, as Descartes believed, a “machine made up of flesh and bones.” The body is acquired, achieved, and learned. It is thus full of mimetic and mnemonic implications....


Introduction to the Science of Kinship

by Murray J. Leaf & Dwight Read

In Introduction to the Science of Kinship, Murray J. Leaf and Dwight Read illustrate how humans organize systems of social ideas through structures of kinship and outline what this implies for the science of...


Group Dynamics: Spatiality, Technology and Positive Disintegration

by Clive Hazell, Diana Semmelhack & Bradford Czochara

This book attempts to draw together a theory of the unconscious dynamics of groups and how these interact in powerful ways with geography, technology and psychological development. The argument is made that...


The Language of Sly Tongues

by B.,Language

Language B, a.k.a. the Mad Scientist of Language, has hijacked the English language and alphabet to create The Language of SLY Tongues a. k. a. The LOST Sly Code. Assisted by imaginary friends, Language A and...


The Borderline Culture

by Željka Matijašević

In The Borderline Culture: Intensity, Jouissance, and Death, Željka Matijašević argues that the psychological descriptor, “borderline,” should be extended to encompass the main facets of contemporary...


Media Feedback

by Ryan Rogers

Media Feedback: Our Lives in Loops provides an overview of the concept of media feedback, which is inherent in nearly every media platform we encounter on a daily basis. Rogers argues that every like on Facebook,...


Summary of Dare to Lead

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of Dare to Lead

Thank you for purchasing “Dare to Lead: Hard Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.,” book summary. If you like the summary of the book please purchase and read the original book...


Summary of The Laws of Human Nature

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of The Laws of Human Nature

In The Laws of Human Nature, Robert Greene offers 18 laws that explain who we are as human beings and why we act the way we do. As in most of his previous literary works, Greene...