Borderline Welfare Feeling and Fear of Feeling in Modern Welfare

Cooper, Andrew
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  • Format Books
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  • Publication London : Karnac Books, 2011.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (250 p.)
  • ISBNs 0429472501, 1283315645, 9786613315649, 184940464X
  • OCLC ocn629960752


  • Which ""forms of feeling"" are facilitated and which discouraged within the cultures and structures of modern state welfare? This book illuminates the social and psychic dynamics of these new public cultures of welfare, locating them in relation to our understanding of borderline states of mind in individuals, organizations and society. Part of the Tavistock Clinic Series.


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  • English


  • COVER; CONTENTS; AUTHORS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE; CHAPTER ONE Introduction: the psychoanalytic study of welfare; CHAPTER TWO Borderline states of mind and society; CHAPTER THREE The state of mind we're in: sincerity, anxiety, and the audit society; CHAPTER FOUR The psychic geography of racism: the state, the clinician, and hatred of the stranger; CHAPTER FIVE The broken link: polemic and pain in mental health work; CHAPTER SIX Surface tensions: emotion, conflict, and the social containment of dangerous knowledge
  • CHAPTER SEVEN Surface and depth in the Victoria Climbi√© Inquiry Report: exploring emotionally intelligent policyCHAPTER EIGHT The vanishing organization: organizational containment in a networked world; CHAPTER NINE Conclusion: complex dependencies and the dilemmas of modern welfare; CHAPTER TEN Methodological reflections: clinical sensibility and the study of the social; REFERENCES; INDEX
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