Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life

Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life

by Andy Fisher
     
 

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Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology offers an original introduction to ecopsychology-an emerging field that ties the human mind to the natural world. In order for ecopsychology to be a force for social change, Andy Fisher insists it must become a more comprehensive and critical undertaking. Drawing masterfully from humanistic

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Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology offers an original introduction to ecopsychology-an emerging field that ties the human mind to the natural world. In order for ecopsychology to be a force for social change, Andy Fisher insists it must become a more comprehensive and critical undertaking. Drawing masterfully from humanistic psychology, hermeneutics, phenomenology, radical ecology, nature writing, and critical theory, he develops a compelling account of how the human psyche still belongs to nature. This daring and innovative book proposes a psychology that will serve all life, providing a solid base not only for ecopsychological practice, but also for a critical theory of modern society.

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“…a provocative look at the philosophical concepts (and conceits) that underlie what truly is a radical new form of social thought.” — Utne

“Offering the most conceptually robust and complicated analysis of ecological psychology available, Fisher poses a challenge to mainstream psychology. If psychology is to be relevant to a world desperately seeking sustainability—and sanity—the challenge cannot be denied. Psychologists, indeed, all thoughtful people, will find much within to provoke and stimulate altered ways of thinking and feeling.” — Robert Romanyshyn, author of The Soul in Grief: Love, Death and Transformation

“Fisher succeeds in synthesizing and integrating a rich, diverse, and extensive amount of material. His emphasis throughout on the experiential—our bodily felt, lived-through experience—brings to light a woefully neglected dimension in the ecology/environmental discourses and debates.” — David Michael Levin, Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791488928
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
742 KB

Meet the Author

Andy Fisher is a psychotherapist in private practice.

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