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    • Analytical discourse and scientific discourse : a difference in responsibility 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1994)
      What is worth knowing has a special place in the discourse of analysis and it is something that is difficult to transmit. In psychoanalysis, knowledge, S2, is related to truth; it occupies the place of truth in its discourse ...
    • Implementing a performance management system in a field service organisation : lessons from a telephone company 

      Lamb, Duncan Andrew (Brunel University, 1995)
      Since the onset of industrialisation, one of the central tasks of management has been to improve ‘productivity’. This dissertation is an analysis of factors which are important in the goal of improving productivity through ...
    • A case of hysteria ? 

      Loose, Rik; Sullivan, Gerry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      In 1896 Freud proposed the theory that hysterical obsessive neurosis was caused by an actual sexual encounter between father and child. The first hint of a movement away from the seduction theory came on 8 February, 1897 ...
    • Some short odds on gambling : a psychoanalytic approach 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      We often consider gambling to be dangerous in the same way as drugs and alcohol: It is something to which we can become addicted. The destruction and deterioration caused by addictions reveals a similar pattern and is ...
    • Developing marketing channel partner loyalty as a tool for building long term competitive advantage, with specific reference to the insurance industry 

      Bascombe, Nigel (Brunel University, 1996)
      Marketing channels are the less glamorous and poorer ‘cousins’ of the marketing mix. However in competitive markets with growing product commoditisation marketing channels are increasingly seen as effective differentiators. ...
    • The usefulness of formal strategic models in small and medium size organisations: the voyage from strategic appraisal to the appropriate strategic options 

      Frangopoulos, Constantine (Brunel University, 1996)
      The theory and the case studies concerning the application of strategic models for the effectiveness of organisations usually refer to organisations of a large size. The aim of this Dissertation is to test the hypothesis ...
    • The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Associated University Presses, 1996)
      This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the ...
    • Libido and toxic substance 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1996)
      Despite Freud's tendency to deny this, there can be little doubt that the Cocaine Episode was an important part of his scientific and therapeutic work. Elsewhere we have proposed a reading of Freud's Cocaine Papers which ...
    • Reading Plato's Symposium 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1997)
      Lacan decided that an analysis of the Symposium of Plato in his Seminar of 1960 - 1961 would be an illuminating detour by which to investigate the transference relation in psychoanalysis. This investigation centred on the ...
    • Toxicomania and psychoanalytic treatment: double trouble 

      Loose, Rik (JCFAR, 1997)
      In Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious Freud analyses the technique of a joke about a dipsomaniac tutor. The joke goes as follows: ‘A man who had taken to the drink supported himself by tutoring in a small town. ...
    • Plato's good for Lacan 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      This paper is about sex. And if it is about sex, it is about number. In the final weeks of the Seminar entitled Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis Lacan identifies what has been a theme, perhaps the major one, of that ...
    • Lacan for beginners 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      Is it misguided to write a 'beginners book' on a thinker as complex, obscure, fluid and rich as Lacan? It depends perhaps, on to whom the book is addressed. In the opening to the French edition of the Ecrits, Lacan states ...
    • A review of Freud's early remarks on addiction : introduction from an ideal to masturbation 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      It is a remarkable fact that there is no real substantial psychoanalytic theory of addiction, especially given that Freud had clinical experience of working with addicts. This fact is even more remarkable when you know ...
    • What is literature? A systems definition. 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 1999)
      One of the main methodological problems in any academic inquiry is that of definition. Defining things, processes, and phenomena is unavoidable because one has to identify and describe, however generally, the object of ...
    • Memory and phantasy 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      There is a presupposition in the term 'false memory syndrome' that there are memories that are true and memories that are false; that a false memory is something fabricated and that it therefore has no bearing on the truth; ...
    • Systems theory as an approach to the study of literature : origins and functions of literature 

      Sadowski, Piotr (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999)
      This text offers an alternative account of literary reception as communications-based. It seeks an alternative to post-Saussurean theories of language and discourse. The author makes a case for literature as a form of ...
    • A Gross episode 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      In three letters written by Freud in 1908 and addressed to Jung, references were made to the addiction of their colleague, the rebellious and burlesque Otto Gross. It is most peculiar that these references are not mentioned ...
    • Psychological configurations and literary characters : a systems view 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 2000)
      The object of the present paper is to apply concepts and models of systems theory (Mazur, 1966, 1976) to generate statements and definitions relevant to the human psyche in general and to the characters described in literary ...
    • Customer information services - the way forward 

      Dunne, Rebecca (Portobello College, 2000)
      Information technology services are becoming more that just a source of information. Information technology is not only about computers, it is about business information. It is changing the way business is conducted. ...
    • Internet banking and its effects 

      Healy, Marie (Portobello College, 2000)
      The Internet is changing the way of life and this includes the way we currently bank. The last couple of years has seen drastic improvements and changes from traditional based banking toward more convenient, preferential ...