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Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos

Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos

Complexity Theory, Deleuze|Guattari and Psychoanalysis for a Climate in Crisis

  • Author: Joseph Dodds
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136585958
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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This book argues that psychoanalysis has a unique role to play in the climate change debate through its placing emphasis on the unconscious dimensions of our mental and social lives. Exploring contributions from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Jungian, and Lacanian traditions, the book discusses how psychoanalysis can help to unmask the anxieties, deficits, conflicts, phantasies and defences crucial in understanding the human dimension of the ecological crisis. Yet despite being essential to studying environmentalism and its discontents, psychoanalysis still remains largely a 'psychology without ecology.' The philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, combined with new developments in the sciences of complexity, help us to build upon the best of these perspectives, providing a framework able to integrate Guattari's 'three ecologies' of mind, nature and society. This book thus constitutes a timely attempt to contribute towards a critical dialogue between psychoanalysis and ecology. Further topics of discussion include: ecopsychology and the greening of psychotherapy our ambivalent relationship to nature and the non-human complexity theory in psychoanalysis and ecology defence mechanisms against eco-anxiety and eco-grief Deleuze|Guattari and the three ecologies becoming-animal in horror and eco-apocalypse in science fiction films nonlinear ecopsychoanalysis. In our era of anxiety, denial, paranoia, apathy, guilt, hope, and despair in the face of climate change, this book offers a fresh and insightful psychoanalytic perspective on the ecological crisis. As such this book will be of great interest to all those in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, and ecology, as well as all who are concerned with the global environmental challenges affecting our planet's future.

Shakespeare and Complexity Theory

Shakespeare and Complexity Theory

  • Author: Claire Hansen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315265524
  • Category:
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In this new monograph, Claire Hansen demonstrates how Shakespeare can be understood as a complex system, and how complexity theory can provide compelling and original readings of Shakespeare's plays. The book utilises complexity theory to illuminate early modern theatrical practice, Shakespeare pedagogy, and the phenomenon of the Shakespeare 'myth'. The monograph re-evaluates Shakespeare, his plays, early modern theatre, and modern classrooms as complex systems, illustrating how the lens of complexity offers an enlightening new perspective on diverse areas of Shakespeare scholarship. The book's interdisciplinary approach enriches our understanding of Shakespeare and lays the foundation for complexity theory in Shakespeare studies and the humanities more broadly.

Deleuze and Psychology

Deleuze and Psychology

Philosophical Provocations to Psychological Practices

  • Author: Maria Nichterlein,John R. Morss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317584678
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 174
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An increasing number of scholars, students and practitioners of psychology are becoming intrigued by the ideas of Gilles Deleuze and of Felix Guattari. This book aims to be a critical introduction to these ideas, which have so much to offer psychology in terms of new directions as well as critique. Deleuze was one of the most prominent philosophers of the 20th century and a figure whose ideas are increasingly influential throughout the humanities and social sciences. His work, particularly his collaborations with psychoanalyst Guattari, focused on the articulation of a philosophy of difference. Rejecting mainstream continental philosophy just as much as the orthodox analytical metaphysics of the English-speaking world, Deleuze proposed a positive and passionate alternative, bursting at the seams with new concepts and new transformations. This book overviews the philosophical contribution of Deleuze including the project he developed with Guattari. It goes on to explore the application of these ideas in three major dimensions of psychology: its unit of analysis, its method and its applications to the clinic. Deleuze and Psychology will be of interest to students and scholars of psychology and those interested in continental philosophy, as well as psychological practitioners and therapists.

Environmental Advertising in China and the USA

Environmental Advertising in China and the USA

The desire to go green

  • Author: Xinghua Li
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317753356
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 158
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Since the late 1980s, green consumerism has been hailed in the West as an efficient solution to environmental problems. However, Chinese consumers have been slow to warm up to eco-friendly products. Consumers prefer SUVs to hybrid cars, health supplements and snake oil medicines to organic foods and eco-fashion is still secluded in high-end designer studios. These choices contradict the findings of many sustainable lifestyle surveys that claim to register a rising desire for green products among the Chinese. This book examines the psycho-cultural differences that disrupt the translation of "eco-friendly" appeals to China by analyzing environmental advertising. It explores the different notions of "green", the structures of desire that underlies the advertisements, and how they are shaped by ideological, cultural, and historical differences. Rather than arguing the superiority of the American or Chinese version of green consumerism, the book interrogates the role of advertising in the global spread of Western ideologies and explores the possibilities for consumers to resist transnational corporate hegemony in the green movement. This book fills an important gap in the critical scholarship on green marketing and should be of interest to students and scholars of environment studies, green advertising and marketing, environmental communication and media studies, China studies and environmental sociology, ethics and cultural studies.

German Open

German Open

Contemporary Art in Germany/Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland

  • Author: Gerard Hadders,Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 300
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In the last two years the German art scene has experienced a tremendous growth unlike anything since the early 1980s -- owing to a revitalized Berlin and an ever-expanding cultural diversity. German Open captures this energy by giving an overview of more than 30 of the best young artists working in Germany today. The artists documented represent the entire spectrum of visual art, from installation to painting to video, and their work can no longer be viewed as a matter of scattered individual gestures, but must be examined in a group context. Among the artists included here are Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Simone Bohm, Coisma von Bonin, Matti Braun, Olafur Eliasson, Stefan Hoderlein, Stefan Kern, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Heidi Specker, Johannes Wohnseifer, and Joseph Zehrer.

The Emergent Ego

The Emergent Ego

Complexity and Coevolution in the Psychoanalytic Process

  • Author: Stanley R. Palombo
  • Publisher: International Universities PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 395
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The Emergent Ego offers an approach to the psychoanalytic process based on the findings of the scientific revolution now in progress, breaking new ground by turning to the sciences of complexity for a new perspective on the nature of the evolutionary process. The author hypothesizes that adaptive change in the patient results from the coevolution of the therapeutic dyad in the analytic ecosystem. The application of complexity theory to the psychoanalytic process extends the power of psychoanalytic theory to account for the full range of events that characterize the therapeutic relationship.

Toward Psychologies of Liberation

Toward Psychologies of Liberation

  • Author: Helene Shulman,Mary Watkins
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 408
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Psychologies of liberation are emerging on every continent in response to the collective traumas inflicted by colonialism and globalization. The authors present the theoretical foundation and participatory methodologies that unite these radical interdisciplinary approaches to creating individual and community well-being. They move from a description of the psychological and community wounds that are common to unjust and violent contexts to engaging examples of innovative community projects from around the world that seek to heal these wounds. The creation of public homeplaces, the work of liberation arts, critical participatory action research, public dialogue, and reconciliation are highlighted as embodying the values and hopes of liberation psychology. Drawing on psychoanalysis, trauma studies, liberation arts, participatory research, and contemporary cultural work, this book nourishes our understanding of and imagination about the kinds of healing that are necessary to the creation of more just and peaceful communities. In dialogue with cultural workers, writers, and visionaries from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the United States, and the Pacific Islands, Toward Psychologies of Liberation quickens a dialogical convergence of liberatory psychological theories and practices that will seed individual and community transformation.

Journal of Social Work Education

Journal of Social Work Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social work education
  • Page: N.A
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Action Research as a Living Practice

Action Research as a Living Practice

  • Author: Terrance R. Carson,Dennis J. Sumara
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 358
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"This book aims to enlarge understandings of educational action research. Drawing from complexity theory, deep ecology, Eastern philosophy, hermeneutics, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, and literary theory, the essays in this collection show how participation in educational action research practices requires more of the researcher than the application of research methods. Each essay demonstrates how action research is a lived practice that asks the researcher to not only investigate the subject at hand but, as well, to provide some account of the way in which the investigation both shapes and is shaped by the investigator."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Depth Psychology - Meditations in the Field

Depth Psychology - Meditations in the Field

  • Author: Dennis Patrick Slattery,Lionel Corbett
  • Publisher: Daimon
  • ISBN: 3856309136
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 280
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Developed in the spirit of C.G. Jung, and extended by the work of James Hillman, Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field grows directly from the soil of the Romantic Movement of the 19th century, itself a rebellion against the legacy of Enlightenment fundamentalism, which emphasized the literal reality of the world, and feasted on Measurement and the quantification of all knowledge. These essays build on the observation outlined by Jung in his provocative introduction to The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature: "Since it is a characteristic of the psyche not only to be the source of all productivity but, more especially, to express itself in all the activities and achievements of the human mind, we can nowhere grasp the nature of the psyche per se but can meet it only in its various manifestations". (p 85) We believe the essays in this volume honor the spirit of Jung’s regard for the psyche’s diverse expressions. (Pacifica Institute) Contents Introduction: Pacifica Graduate Institute – Unfolding a Dream A Note from the Editors Chapter 1: The Contemplative Self – The Spiritual Journey and Therapeutic Work by Charles Asher Chapter 2: Creativity as an Archetypal Calling by Dianne Skafte Chapter 3: Psyche’s Silent Muse – Desert and Wilderness by Dennis Patrick Slattery Chapter 4: Sigmund Freud’s Mythology of Soul – The Body As Dwelling Place of Soul by Christine Downing Chapter 5: A Depth Psychological Approach to the Sacred by Lionel Corbett Chapter 6: Religious Pluralism in the Service of the Psyche by Patrick J. Mahaffey Chapter 7: The Challenge to Stay Open – Buber and Bion by Avedis Panajian Chapter 8: Dreams are Alive by Stephen Aizenstat Chapter 9: Telling Our Stories – Making Meaning from Myth and Memoir by Maureen Murdock Chapter 10: Divinities of Marriage by Ginette Paris Chapter 11: The Chrysalis Experience – A Mythology for Times of Transition by Hendrika de Vries Chapter 12: Look Out – Three Occasions of Public Excitation by James Hillman Chapter 13: ‘A Myth is as Good as a Smile!’ – The Mythology of a Consumerist Culture by David L. Miller Chapter 14: Yes, Indeed! Do Call the World The Vale of Soul Making – Reveries Toward an Archetypal Presence by Robert Romanyshyn Chapter 15: Seeding Liberation – A Dialogue Between Depth Psychology and Liberation Psychology by Mary Watkins Chapter 16: The Presence of Absence: Mapping Postcolonial Spaces by Helene Shulman Lorenz Chapter 17: Prisoners of our Imagination – The Boys Inside the American Gulag by Aaron Kipnis