Psychoanalysis has become in the West the dominant paradigm for understanding our emotional lives. But do we know what it's all about? Using examples from popular culture and everyday experience, each book in the series explains a psychoanalytical concept and its ability to illuminate the nature of human society and culture.
'An alternative to self-help books for the intellectually embarrassed.' Observer
Estela Welldon is a well-known psychiatrist, psychotherapist and organisational consultant. Her book Mother, Madonna Whore: The Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood is a classic on female perversion.