Borderline Welfare: Feeling and Fear of Feeling in Modern Welfare

Borderline Welfare: Feeling and Fear of Feeling in Modern Welfare

by Andrew Cooper, Julian Lousada
     
 

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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. Drawing upon their idea of a

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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. Drawing upon their idea of a psychoanalytic sensibility rooted in Wilfred Bion's notion of 'learning from experience', the authors aim to access the new structures of feeling now taking shape in marketized and commodified health and social care systems. Integrating their reflections on clinical work with patients, consultancy with public sector organizations, political analysis, and the tradition of Group Relations Training, they offer a wide-ranging perspective on how contemporary social anxieties are managed within modern public welfare. Our collective struggle with fears of dependency and loss, and the demands of living and working in an interdependent 'networked' world give rise to fresh challenges to our ability to maintain depth of emotional engagements in welfare settings.Part of the Tavistock Clinic Series

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ISBN-13:
9781780495590
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Series:
Tavistock Clinic Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
File size:
0 MB

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Julian Lousada is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and full member of the British Association of Psychotherapists. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social Work, and Clinical Director of the Adult Department at the Tavistock Clinic.

Andrew Cooper is Professor of Social Work at the Tavistock Clinic and the University of East London. He is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and practices as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker in the Adolescent Department of the Tavistock Clinic. Over the last fifteen years he has undertaken several comparative research projects into child protection systems and practices in Europe.

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