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America on the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture
     

America on the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture

by Pythia Peay
 

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What lies behind America's historic romance with the gun? Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change? What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re-imagine our vision of the United States as the "Promised

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What lies behind America's historic romance with the gun? Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change? What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re-imagine our vision of the United States as the "Promised Land" and "The City on the Hill" to reflect a multiculturalism that offers "the last, best hope" for the world? Depth journalist Pythia Peay has asked these and many more questions of no fewer than thirty-seven of the world's leading psychologists and psychoanalysts. America on the Couch is a wide-ranging and compelling kaleidoscope of insights into the psychodynamics of a hegemon in peace and at war, as it confronts the shadows of the American century and charts its way into an uncertain, multi-polar future.

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ISBN-13:
9781590564882
Publisher:
Lantern Books NY
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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