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The Widening Scope of Shame - Melvin R. Lansky

The Widening Scope of Shame

By: Melvin R. Lansky (Editor), Andrew P. Morrison (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1997
ISBN: 9780881633900
Number Of Pages: 456

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"The Widening Scope of Shame" is the first collection of papers on shame to appear in a decade and contains contributions from most of the major authors currently writing on this topic. It is not a sourcebook, but a comprehensive introduction to clinical and theoretical perspectives on shame that is intended to be read cover to cover.
The panoramic scope of this multidisciplinary volume is evidenced by a variety of clinically and developmentally grounded chapters; by chapters explicating the theories of Silvan Tomkins and Helen Block Lewis; and by chapters examining shame from the viewpoints of philosophy, social theory, and the study of family systems. A final section of brief chapters illuminates shame in relation to specific clinical problems and experiential contexts, including envy, attention deficit disorder, infertility, masochism, the medical setting, and religious experience.
This collection will be of special interest to psychoanalytically oriented readers. It begins with a chapter charting the evolution of Freud's thinking on shame, followed by chapters providing contemporary perspectives on the role of shame in development, and the status of shame within the theory of narcissism. Of further psychoanalytic interest are two reprinted classics by Sidney Levin on shame and marital dysfunction.
In both depth of clinical coverage and breadth of perspectives, "The Widening Scope of Shame" is unique in the shame literature. Readable, well organized, and completely up to date, it becomes essential reading for all students of this intriguing and unsettling emotion and of human development more generally.

Industry Reviews

"...this book offers a breadth of perspective with deep clinical understanding. Well organized and up to date, it offers contributions to the literature on an emotion - at times neglected, at others overemphasized - that nonetheless plays a vital role in regulating human interaction." Walter F. Ricci, JAPA; "The Widening Scope of Shame contains important groundwork both for future discussion about the treatment of shame and for further investigation into the intersection of shame with other emotional states. Finally, the volume has the potential to inspire new considerations into how shame and shame-related phenomena can converge with culturally specific norms about gender, sex, the life cycle, class, and race." Pauline Phipps, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Preface I. Psychoanalytic Perspectives The Legacy of Freud's Writings on Shame - Melvin R. Lansky and Andrew P. Morrison Shame: Early Developmental Issues Francis - J. Broucek Shame, Narcissism, and Intersubjectivity - Andrew P. Morrison and Robert D. Stolorow Rethinking Shame: Commentary on Chapters 1, 2, 3 - Robert Michels Shame - The Affect of Discrepancy: Commentary on Chapters 1, 2, 3 - Howard A. Bacal II. Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, Soical Theory Shame and the Affect Theory of Silvan Tomkins - Donald L. Nathanson Helen Block Lewis on Shame: Appreciation and Critique - Thomas J. Scheff and Suzanne M. Retzinger Reasons for Shame, Shame Against Reason - Karen Hanson Nietzsche's War Against Shame and Resentment - Leon Wurmser Shame in Social Theory - Thomas J. Scheff The Elements of Shame - Jack Katz Hunting the (Red-Faced) Snark: Commentary on Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - Benjamin Kilborne III. The Family A Common Type of Marital Incompatibility - Sidney Levin More About a Common Type of Incompatibility - Sidney Levin Shame-Rage in Marital Quarrels - Suzanne M. Retzinger Shame: The Dark Shadow of Infertility - Carol A. Munschauer IV. Clinical and Religious Envy as Process - Melvin R. Lansky Affect Theory and the Compass of Shame - Donald L. Nathanson Attentional Disorders and the Compass of Shame - Donald L. Nathanson The Shame About Existing: A Comment About the Analysis of "Moral" Masochism - Leon Wurmser Shame, Humiliation, and Stigma in the Medical Interview - Aaron Lazare Shame and the Resistance to Jewish Renewal - Michael J. Bader

ISBN: 9780881633900
ISBN-10: 0881633909
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 22nd December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.19  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1