9780898624441-0898624444-Shame and the Self

Shame and the Self

ISBN-13: 9780898624441
ISBN-10: 0898624444
Edition: 1
Author: Broucek, Francis J.
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Format: Hardcover 167 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780898624441
ISBN-10: 0898624444
Edition: 1
Author: Broucek, Francis J.
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Format: Hardcover 167 pages

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Acknowledged authors Broucek, Francis J. wrote Shame and the Self comprising 167 pages back in 1991. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0898624444 and 9780898624441. Since then Shame and the Self textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this ambitious new work, Frank Broucek explores the affect of shame--its functions, and its relationship to sexuality, self, and others. With a special focus on the relationship between shame and self-objectification, he proposes an innovative new theory that links shame to our sense of self from early development through maturity. In exploring this theme, Broucek--a psychoanalytically trained psychiatrist--breaks new ground in understanding the development of the self, establishing a perspective on narcissism that differs markedly from traditional psychoanalytic concepts.
An illuminating overview of the modern literature precedes a provocative analysis of the role of shame in the formation of the self. Here, Broucek identifies the three major sources of shame: the infant's experiences of interpersonal inefficacy; self-objectification resulting in a kind of self-alienation or primary dissociation; and the experience of being unloved, rejected, or scapegoated by important others. In the course of development, these vectors cause the self's overinvestment in the idealized self-image and a devaluation of the actual self, an event explored in depth in the chapter on narcissism.
Broucek also addresses the role of shame in psychoanalysis and in society. The neglect of this emotion in psychoanalytic theory and technique, the author contends, results from a critical lack of understanding of shame and its effect--potentially adverse--on the practice of psychotherapy. Finally, Broucek's analysis of widespread shamelessness in modern times logically extends the ideas presented earlier.
Maintaining a critical balance in its coverage and interpretation, SHAME AND THE SELF marks a significant contribution to the understanding of the nature of shame and its role in our psychic life. As such, it is essential reading for all practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners.

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