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    Hauntings: psychoanalysis and ghostly transmissions

    Frosh, Stephen (2013) Hauntings: psychoanalysis and ghostly transmissions. Studies In The Psychosocial. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137031242.

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    Book synopsis: Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions shows how the present is troubled by the past and by the future, using the idea of haunting to explore psychoanalytically how identities, beliefs, intimacies and hatreds are transmitted across generations and between people. It deals with the secrets that we inherit, the 'pull' of the past, and the way emotions, thoughts and impulses enter into us from others as a kind of immaterial yet real communication. This book demonstrates how past oppressions return, demanding acknowledgement and reparation, and explores how recognition and forgiveness can arise from this. Rooted in psychoanalysis, postcolonial and psychosocial studies, Frosh addresses the question of what passes through and between human subjects and how these things structure social and psychopolitical life.

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