Borderline Welfare: Feeling and Fear of Feeling in Modern Welfare

1st Edition

Andrew Cooper

Routledge
Published December 31, 2005
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781855759053 - CAT# K377654
Series: Tavistock Clinic Series

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $37.95

USD$30.36

SAVE ~$7.59

Currently out of stock
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

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.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title