The Importance of Disappointment
By Ian Craib
Routledge – 1994 – 216 pages
This sane and insightful discussion explores the nature of identity in late modern societies to criticize the way in which psychotherapy has become an ideology of late modernity and to emphasize the importance of `negative' messages in psychoanalytic theory.
Ian Craib is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex and a psychoanalytic group psychotherapist.