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Shrinking the News : Headline Stories on the Couch
Covington, Coline
Routledge / Karnac Books / Softcover / 2013-12-01 / 1782200959
Social & Political Issues / Psychoanalysis
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256 pages
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Shrinking the News brings together Coline Covington's wide range of articles from her regular column in the online newspaper, The Week. The articles cover current events from October 2008 until December 2010, concluding with more recent articles from 2013.

These articles form a fascinating psychoanalytic insight on crime, politics, the economy, sports and stardom, and the quirky, bizarre events and trends that make up our daily life. The widespread popularity of these articles is a testimony to the public's interest in a psychoanalytic view of the world around us and why people do the things they do.

Shrinking the News brings together Coline Covington's wide range of articles from her regular column in the online newspaper, The Week. The articles cover current events from October 2008 until December 2010, concluding with more recent articles from 2013.These articles form a fascinating psychoanalytic insight on crime, politics, the economy, sports and stardom, and the quirky, bizarre events and trends that make up our daily life. The widespread popularity of these articles is a testimony to the public's interest in a psychoanalytic view of the world around us and why people do the things they do.

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Reviews and Endorsements:

"In this book, Coline Covington achieves what many psychoanalysts find very difficult, if not impossible: she makes psychoanalysis intelligible and relevant for the lay person. With a masterful lightness of touch, she addresses deep psychoanalytic themes through the lens of current events. This book is a treat and provides an excellent showcase for what psychoanalysis has to offer beyond the couch. It is what psychoanalysis needs in order to be taken seriously beyond the rarefied circles of those already persuaded by its ideas."
- Professor Alessandra Lemma, Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and Clinical Director, Psychological Interventions Research Centre , University College London

"One cannot read the news without frequently wondering, “What on earth drives people to act like this?” Why, for instance, would an American vote for Sarah Palin? Why would a well-educated Bishop deny the Holocaust? What would a psychologist make of the curious motivations and impulses that lead bankers to be reckless, girls to glory in promiscuity, and men like Josef Fritzl to lock up and rape his own daughter for 24 years? For these and other questions that baffle and intrigue readers of news reports, Coline Covington is the indispensable guide. With a seasoned eye and wry expertise, she teases out the psychological factors that help explain what is going on behind the news."
- Dr Armand D’Angour, Fellow and Tutor in Classics , Jesus College Oxford

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