9780415479974

Object Relations, Work and the Self

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415479974

  • ISBN10:

    0415479975

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

In this book, David P. Levine applies psychoanalytic object relations theory to understanding work motivation and the meaning of work. Drawing on the writings of authors such as Donald Winnicott, Otto Kernberg and Melanie Klein, he explores three factors central to our effort to understand work: guilt, greed and the self. Special attention is paid to the factors that determine the individual's emotional capacity to do work that engages the self and its creative potential and to the related matter of impairment in that capacity. Chapters include: the problem of work greed, envy and the search for the self skill, power and authority work and reality. Object Relations, Work and the Selfwill be of interest to psychoanalysts and organizational consultants as well as anyone concerned with what determines the quality of life in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Introductionp. 1
The problem of workp. 10
The group at playp. 31
Greed, envy and the search for selfp. 50
Life and death at workp. 62
Reparation, empathy and the public goodp. 73
Skill, power and authorityp. 99
Work identityp. 118
Work and realityp. 127
Conclusionp. 139
Notesp. 144
Referencesp. 147
Indexp. 151
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