Unconscious Contracts: A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society

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Originally published in 1987 this highly original work explores how the nature and institutions of society are determined by our unconscious as well as our conscious aims - how individuals join together in 'unconscious contracts'. The author does this by integrating psychoanalysis and social science to generate a psychoanalytical theory of society. The key to this theory is the interpretation of both psychoanalysis and social science in terms of the interplay between conflict and co-operation. Professor Allingham starts by ...

Unconscious Contracts: A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138934467

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Unconscious Contracts: A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society 1987, Routledge & Kegan Paul Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780710209962

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