Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace

by Vamik D. Volkan

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Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey Through War and Peace by Vamik D. Volkan

For more than 30 years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and practitioner. In this volume, he shares his experiences facilitating dialogue between opposing enemy groups, in numerous contexts and conflict zones, and presents the pioneering theoretical and practical frameworks he developed. In the process, he provides a unique window onto watershed moments of the recent past—from major historical events, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and continued violence in the Middle East. The findings and observations presented in this volume provide not only a new way of looking at recent historical events, but also offer a novel set of tools for understanding and shaping the present and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939578037
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 450,867
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


Vamik D. Volkan, MD, is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia and author of numerous books. He is widely considered to be the world’s foremost expert on the psychology of war-torn societies.

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