Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States Betwixt and Between Borders By Elizabeth Brodersen, Pilar Amezaga

New Book: Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders. Edited by Liz brodersen & Pilar Amezaga

Dear IAJS members, 
Just a reminder about the publication of the edited book from the joint IAAP-IAJS conference held in Frankfurt am Main, 2018. We thought you might be interested to see the link and read the blurb. The book is due out this August and is entitled: Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders. 

As we travel between different borders, often caught betwixt and between, we hope the chapters in this book will provide interesting and stimulating reading, offering different facets of indeterminacy on the way! 
With warm regards and thanks, Liz and Pilar (co-editors) 


In Jungian Perspectives on Indeterminate States: Betwixt and Between Borders, Elizabeth Brodersen and Pilar Amezaga bring together leading international contributors to analyse and interpret the psychological impact of contemporary border crossing – both literally and figuratively.

Each chapter assesses key themes such as migration, culture, gender and identity formation, through a Jungian lens. All the contributors sensitively explore how creative forms can help mitigate the trauma experienced when one is forced to leave safety and enter unknown territory, and examines the specific role of indeterminacy, liminality and symbols as transformers at the border between culture, race and gender. The book asks whether we are able to hold these indeterminate states as creative liminal manifestations pointing to new forms, integrate the shadow ‘other’ as potential, and allow sufficient cross-border migration and fertilization as permissible. It makes clear that societal conflict represents a struggle for recognition and identity and elucidates the negative experiences of authoritarian structures attached to disrespect and misrecognitions.

This interdisciplinary collection will offer key insight for Jungian analysts in practice and in training, psychotherapists, anthropologists, political and cultural theorists, and postgraduate researchers in psychosocial studies. It will also be of great interest to readers interested in migration, sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity studies.

~ Andrew Samuels