Object Relations, Work and the Self / Edition 1

Object Relations, Work and the Self / Edition 1

by David P. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415479975

ISBN-13: 9780415479974

Pub. Date: 10/19/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, David P. Levine applies psychoanalytic object relations theory to understanding work motivation and the meaning of work. Drawing on the writings of authors such as Donald Winnicott, Otto Kernberg and Melanie Klein, he explores three factors central to our effort to understand work: guilt, greed and the self. Special attention is paid to the

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In this book, David P. Levine applies psychoanalytic object relations theory to understanding work motivation and the meaning of work. Drawing on the writings of authors such as Donald Winnicott, Otto Kernberg and Melanie Klein, he explores three factors central to our effort to understand work: guilt, greed and the self. Special attention is paid to the factors that determine the individual's emotional capacity to do work that engages the self and its creative potential and to the related matter of impairment in that capacity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415479974
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The problem of work 10

2 The group at play 31

3 Greed, envy and the search for self 50

4 Life and death at work 62

5 Reparation , empathy and the public good 73

6 Skill, power and authority 99

7 Work identity 118

8 Work and reality 127

9 Conclusion 139

Notes 144

References 147

Index 151

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