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Fairy Tales and the Social Unconscious : The Hidden Language - (Paperback)

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The book combines two main perspectives: the study of the social unconscious and the study of fairy tales. Examining different versions of fairy tales told by different ethnic communities teaches us about the relations between universal and local/cultural aspects of the social unconscious. Exploring the unique status of fairy tales as located on the border line between concrete/somatic and abstract/linguistic realms sheds light on different levels of the human mind.

The book focuses on a specific phenomenon common in fairy tales: a realization of idiomatic expressions-- a phenomenon in which an abstract/mental idea is hidden behind a concrete event embedded in the plot. Deciphering the abstract idea out of the pictorial world of the fairy tale enables one to understand the stories in a way which is otherwise unavailable. The book suggests interdisciplinary examination, reminding us of the rich, deep messages hidden in fairy tales and connecting us to early developments in the field of psychoanalysis, by suggesting new interpretation of old, ancient material. The book may be of interest to therapists in the clinical community as well as to everyone who is fascinated by the fantastic, magical world of fairy tales.
Number of Pages: 162
Genre: Psychology
Series Title: New International Library of Group Analysis
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ravit Raufman & Haim Weinberg
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2017
TCIN: 52944091
UPC: 9781782202684
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-0113
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