A Dangerous Place to Be: Identity, Conflict, and Trauma in Higher Education

A Dangerous Place to Be: Identity, Conflict, and Trauma in Higher Education

By: Matthew H. Bowker (author), David P. Levine (author)Paperback

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Over the past several decades, colleges and universities in the United States and United Kingdom have made significant commitments to increasing diversity, most notably regarding race and gender. The result has not, however, been an amelioration of conflict over matters of difference. Instead, there has been continuing, if not increasing, conflict and strife in universities, often reflecting conflict in the larger society. A Dangerous Place to Be examines identity-based conflict in colleges and universities, analyzing the actions of students, teachers, administrators, and educational organizations as efforts to manage dilemmas and disturbances arising in the process of identity formation.

About Author

Matthew H. Bowker is Clinical Assistant Professor of Humanities at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. Educated at Columbia University and the University of Maryland, College Park, he brings psychoanalytic, literary, and intellectual-historical approaches to topics in political theory. He has published numerous papers on social theory, ethics, and pedagogy and is the author of several books on the psycho-politics of contemporary life, including: 'Ideologies of Experience: Trauma, Failure, Deprivation, and the Abandonment of the Self', 'D.W. Winnicott and Political Theory: Recentering the Subject' (with A. Buzby), 'Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity: Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence', 'Escargotesque, or, What Is Experience?', 'Albert Camus and the Political Philosophy of the Absurd: Ambivalence, Resistance, and Creativity', and 'Ostranenie: On Shame and Knowing'. David P. Levine is Professor Emeritus in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Scholarship from the Colorado Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Prior to his retirement, he held academic positions at Yale University and the University of Denver. In addition to his work in political economy, he has published numerous books in the field of applied psychoanalysis, including most recently 'Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World: On Embedded Meaning in Politics and Social Conflict', 'Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed, and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self', 'Object Relations, Work, and the Self', 'The Capacity for Civic Engagement: Public and Private Worlds of the Self', and 'The Capacity for Ethical Conduct: On Psychic Existence and the Way We Relate to Others'. He is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and served for several years as a member of the Executive Board of the Colorado Society for Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Contents

Andre Green: A Personal Appreciation Howard B. Levine Part 1 - Remembrances 1. In Dialogue with Andre Green Rene Roussillon 2. The Place of Andre Green in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. A Personal Remembrance Jean-Claude Rolland Part 2 - The Dead Mother 3. Re-Membering The Dead Mother Howard B. Levine and Anna Migliozzi Part 3 - Representation 4. Green's Theory of Representation Revisited Gail S. Reed and Rachel Boue Widawsky Part 4 -The Work of the Negative 5. The Negative and its Vicissitudes. From the limits of Analyzability to the New Frontiers of Contemporary Analysis Fernando Urribarr 6. The death drive and the work of the negative in Andre Green's work: metapsychology, clinical practice and culture Claudio Laks Eizerik, Lucian Falcao and Zelig Liberman 7. Thought and The Work of the Negative Marie France Brunet Part 5 -Clinical Applications 8. The Work of the Negative in Action Talya S. Candi and Elias M. da Rocha Barros 9. Repetition, Transformations and Apres-Coup Rosine Perelberg 10. A universal psychotic core: Some Clinical consequences of Andre Green's Contributions Francis Baudry

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  • ISBN13: 9781782204992
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 118
  • ID: 9781782204992
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 1782204997

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