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Geography of Meanings: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Place, Space, Land, and Dislocation

by Maria Teresa Savio Hooke and Salman Akhtar IPA
Pub Date:
12/2007
ISBN:
9781905888030
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
Price:
AU$79.99 NZ$78.25
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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This book is a multi-faceted attempt to understand the psychological mysteries of land, space, native cultures, changing eras, and geographical dislocation. It shows us that many remote and seemingly peaceful areas of the world have their own dark and silent pasts in which their original inhabitants were often brutally wiped out. Weaving history, geography, myth, philosophy, and psychoanalysis together, this book tries to understand why such atrocities were committed, how those subjected to these 'crimes' might have perceived them, and what are the long-term, trans-generational consequences of these historical events.

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''This book is a multifaceted attempt to understand the psychological mysteries of land, space, native cultures, changing eras, and geographical dislocation. It shows us that many remote and seemingly peaceful areas of the world have their own dark and silent pasts in which their original inhabitants were often brutally decimated and those who remained were not allowed to voice their emotional and cultural legacy. Weaving history, geography, myth, philosophy, and psychoanalysis together, this book tries to understand why such atrocities were committed, how those subjected to these 'crimes' might have perceived them, and what the long-term, transgenerational consequences of these historical events are. The value of this book, however, transcends meaningfully looking at the past. It reminds us that we are all increasingly faced with the 'Other'. By taking a reflective stance, ''The Geography of Meanings'' helps the reader to overcome apparently unbridgeable conflicts and to respond with empathy, curiosity, and awe to the many differences and similarities within the human race and its experience in this world!''
Maria Teresa Savio Hooke is a training analyst, a past President of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society, and a member of the IPA Public Information Committee. She is currently co-chair for Europe of the IPA Committee on Ageing, and a member of the IPA China Committee and Chair of Outreach and Communication. Her main areas of interest are the training of candidates, the ageing candidate, psychoanalysis in the community, and the expansion of psychoanalysis in new countries. She was awarded the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity from the Italian President of the Republic for services to psychoanalysis in Australia.