In a world dominated by conflicts that rapidly turn into wars, this book presents a multi-faceted perspective on conflicts and their resolution that is applicable to individuals, groups and society.The book is a compilation of papers by different authors, among them Vamik Volkan, Robi Friedman, Haim Weinberg, and Michael Bucholz, with a foreword by Earl Hopper and an introduction by Gila Ofer, both editor and contributor. While most of the writers are group analysts, working in the tradition of Foulkes, several others come from different though complementary perspectives, enriching the theoretical basis of the research. he writers represent different countries and cultures, focusing on problems that are endemic to their own localities that yet have a wider and deeper resonance. We are introduced to conflict and division in Bedouin society, the Roma people living in Greece, citizens’ reflective communities in Serbia, continuing territorial and ideological differences in Israel and the middle-east, and tensions of difference in the psychoanalytic community itself.The book throws light on some of society’s most intractable problems, generating compassion and understanding in place of hatred and division. If we have mostly become wary of hope and optimism in an embattled world, the message that reconciliation and forgiveness are possible, and that there are practical steps to achieving this, rather than idle dreams, makes this an important book with relevance to all those trying to make sense of present times and finding their role as responsible citizens.
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About the Author
Gila Ofer is a training psychoanalyst and group analyst, a founding member and past president of the Tel-Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and a founding member of the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis. She supervises and teaches at the Post-Graduate School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tel-Aviv University, and was chair of the group section and board member of the EFPP. Currently she is the editor of the EFPP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review and the coordinator of Eastern European countries EFPP; she has published her work in leading journals.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsAbout the Editor and ContributorsSeries Editor’s ForewordAnne-Marie SchloesserForewordEarl HopperIntroduction: A bridge over troubled water: conflicts and reconciliation in groups and societyGila OferPart I: Between the Social and the Psyche1) Large-group trauma at the hands of the “other”, transgenerational transmissions, and chosen traumasVamik D. Volkan2) Group analysis on war and peaceJohn R. SchlapoberskyPart II: Processes of Building an Interpersonal Bridge in the Group3) Forgiving and non-forgiving in group analysisGila Ofer4) Conciliation and comfort: group work with Bedouin grandmothersSmadar Ben-Asher and Wisam Maree5) Dealing with conflicts, rage, anger, and aggression in group analysisIsaura Manso Neto and Mario DavidPart III: The Social and the Group6) Conflicts and social transference in groupsKlimis Navridis7) “Untouchable infant gangs” in group and social matrices as obstacles to reconciliationMarina Mojovic8) The social unconscious and issues of conflict and reconciliation in therapyHaim WeinbergPart IV: Processes of Reconciliation in Inter-Groups9) Us and them: an object relations approach to understanding the dynamics of inter-groups conflictsUri Levin10) Enemies’ love story: reconciliation in the presence of foesRobi Friedman11) Lines of conflict in psychoanalysis: reconciliation in the future?Michael B. Buchholz12) Psychoanalytic approaches to conflict resolution: the limits of intersubjective engagementShlomit Yadlin-GadotIndex