Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family – review

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 05:30 in Mathematics & Economics

It may have an unlovely title, but Tim Parks promises this rigorous book will offer you a liberating way of thinking about every family, including your ownIt will be pointless to pretend this is an ordinary review. Despite its unlovely title and rigorous approach, Valeria Ugazio's book has, in one form or another – in Italy it went through many versions before its long overdue publication in English – been a favourite of mine for almost a decade. So forget the latest novel, the summer travel book, and just concentrate all your reading energies on this. Even if you don't agree with it, I can guarantee this book will offer you a different, intriguing, possibly liberating way of thinking about everyone you know, every family – above all your own family, yourself.Some context. Some weeks ago the British Psychological Society finally found the courage to signal their disquiet with psychiatry's...

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