Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity

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Underscores the limitations of traditional psychology to envision a more healthy ecological and psychological future.
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Ironically, while it is now recognized that all living things in the environment are interconnected, knowledge in addressing mounting ecological problems continues to be fragmented. Drawing on diverse disciplines in challenge to this compartmentalization, the author presents his argument about psychology's betrayal of the natural world in an industrial landscape. According to Kidner (psychology, Nottingham Trent U.), the crux of the problem is due to social science viewing nature as a product of human subjectivity, and thus, misreading our place in the world. A reintegration of nature and psyche is contemplated in Part two via resymbolizing nature. Includes extensive reference material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791447529
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 375
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Part One
Nature and Psyche in an Industrialist Landscape

1. Introduction: In Search of the "Natural"
2. Psychology's Betrayal of the Natural World
3. The Colonization of the Psyche

Part Two
Reintegrating Nature and Psyche

4. Natural Cultures, Psychic Landscapes
5. The Psychodynamics of Self-World Relations
6. Resymbolizing Nature
7. Healing the World of Wounds


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