Edited by LEYLA NAVARO & SHARAN L. SCHWARTZBERG

Publisher: Routledge, London, 2007 

“The editors are to be congratulated on bringing together a stimulating range of perspectives on an important and complex subject.” - Morris Nitsun, From the Foreword 
“I commend the editors and their contributors for this timely volume. Readers are bound to have their existing views challenged, revised and hopefully “de-demonized” - Malcolm Pines, From the Foreword 

Envy, Competition and Gender provides a unique perspective on gender difference in relation to envy and competitiveness, reframing and de-demonizing these difficult emotions and revealing their potentially creative power. Incorporating perspectives from psychology, psychiatry, social work, sociology and education, this book provides a comprehensive overview of theories and ideas on the links between gender, envy and competition. The book is divided into three sections, covering the individual and development, therapeutic implications and therapeutic applications in broader social and cultural contexts. Individual and group case stories are included throughout to illuminate discussion of crucial issues such as: • men, masculinity, and competition • gender differences in envying and being envied • the evolution of the female self • envy and generativity: owning our inner resources • envy in body transference and countertransference • envy and desire • revenge and retaliation. This interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspective on envy and competition in relation to gender will be of great interest to all psychotherapists and related mental health professionals interested in investigating the positive potential of these powerful emotions. 
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Editors: Leyla Navaro (Boðaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, ) Robi Friedman (Haifa University, Haifa, Israel), Sharan L. Schwartzberg (Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA)

Book Description: 
As powerful and power inducing emotions, desire and passion are two of the most challenging forces in one's life. The vitality they induce may be both enhancing and devastating depending on their use. Despite that following one's desire or passion is currently presented as a dream to be aimed for, both men and women suffer from either hindrance or obstruction of their desires in the course of social roles and daily life chores. This new book focuses on challenges and difficulties of gender roles in acknowledging, moreover following one’s own desires and passions while trying to understand if these powerful emotions are understood and interpreted in their own right in clinical settings. 

Imprint: Nova Science, New York, 2011
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