Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane


Section "Book reviews"

edited by Antonella Mancini in collaboration with Andrea Castiello d'Antonio and Mauro Fornaro

Chief-editor:
Antonella Mancini, Ph.D.
Loc. Bacezza Case Sparse, 6
I-16043 Chiavari GE, Italy
Tel./Fax +(39) 0185-313201
E-Mail <antonella.mancini@antuca.it>, <mancini@ordinepsicologiliguria.it>

 

Books reviewes have to be previously agreed upon with the chief-editor. The "Book reviews" section has four parts: Books received, Book notices, Book reviews, Book review essay.

- Books received: These books are sent by publishers and authors, and are listed at the end of the "Book reviews" section. Books have to be sent to the chief-editor (Antonella Mancini, Ph.D.).

- Book notices: The aim is to give easy and fast information on recent publications (possibly of the past year). The maximum number of characters (spaces included) is 3,000-3,500. Book notices include a brief description of the book's topic and of the author, with a synthesis of the book's main argument and the type of readers that may be interested in it. Basically, book notices are short book reviews.

- Book reviews: The aim is to critically evaluate a book which has been published in the past year (exceptions have to be discussed with the chief-editor). The maximum number of characters (spaces included) is 7,000-10,000. The general criteria are the same of book notices (a description of the book's topic and of the author, with a synthesis of the book's main argument and the type of readers that may be interested in it), but book reviews emphasize a critical reading of the text, personal opinions of the book review's author, confrontations with other books on the same topic, the meaning of the book within the scientific, professional, and cultural context. References are permitted but in limited number and must remain within the text. Footnotes are not allowed.

- Book review essay: The aim is to give a general view of the "state of the art" of a given topic or author, which is a target of current discussion in the field, starting from one or more books (possibly recently published). The maximum number of characters (spaces included) is 15,000-20,000. A maximum of 3-5 references are allowed at the end of the book review essay. The general criteria are the same of  book reviews, with the difference that a book review essay is more wide-ranging, being in effect a brief essay dealing with historical and critical issues, emphasizing general problems rather than the specific book(s) under review.


Book reviews and book notices published also on the Internet

Luigi Antonello Armando, Book review essay on: Massimo Fagioli, Lezioni 2002. Rome: Nuove Edizioni Romane, 2006 (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2007, XLI, 1: 91-110)

Antonella Mancini, Book review of: Carlo Bonomi, Sulla soglia della psicoanalisi. Freud e la follia infantile. Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2007 (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2007, XLI, 4: 515-518)

Gianni Guasto, Book review of: André E. Haynal, Uno psicoanalista fuori dell'ordinario. La scomparsa e la rinascita di Sándor Ferenczi. Turin: Centro Scientifico Editore, 2007 (original edition: Disappearing and Reviving: Sándor Ferenczi in the History of Psychoanalysis. London: Karnac, 2002) (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2008, XLII, 2: 245-248)

Gianni Guasto, Book review of: Clara Mucci, Il dolore estremo. Il trauma da Freud alla Shoah. Foreword by Otto F. Kernberg. Rome: Borla, 2008 (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2009, XLIII, 3: 414-417)

Antonella Mancini, Book notice of: Paolo Migone, Terapia psicoanalitica. Seminari. New updated edition. Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2010 (I edition: 1995) (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2010, XLIV, 3: 411)

Andrea Castiello D'Antonio, Book notice of: Manfred Kets de Vries, Laura Guillén, Konstantin Korotov & Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, The Coaching Kaleidoscope. Insights from the Inside. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2013, XLVII, 1: 137)

Davide Cavagna, Book notice of: Michele M. Lualdi, Passando da Stekel. Edizione critica dell’Autobiografia di Wilhelm Stekel. Tricase (Lecce): Youcanprint, 2015 (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2016, L, 2: 325-326)

Mauro Fornaro, Book notice of: Silvia Bonino, Amori molesti. Natura e cultura nella violenza di coppia. Bari: Laterza, 2015 (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2016, L, 2: 327-328)


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