“I’m not in my own skin. I want to be in my own skin”: revaluing fragmentation and narcissism

Hauke, Chris. 2007. “I’m not in my own skin. I want to be in my own skin”: revaluing fragmentation and narcissism. In: Anastasios Gaitanidis, ed. Narcissism: A Critical Reader. London: Karnac Books, pp. 187-210. ISBN 978-1855754539 [Book Section]

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the existing perspectives and applications of narcissism as a psychoanalytic concept that has been extremely influential in the fields of psychotherapy, social science, arts and humanities. Ten authors from different disciplines have been invited to write on the topic of narcissism as it is approached in their specialist field, resulting in an exciting and inclusive overview of contemporary thought on narcissism. This book is also a critical reader. Each author closely examined and analysed the possibilities and limitations of different views on narcissism. It is thus a very useful book both for students and experts who look for a deeper and broader understanding of the notion of 'narcissism' and its various psychotherapeutic, social and cultural applications.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)



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18 Nov 2015 12:44

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10 Jul 2017 10:34



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