Agency, Health And Social Survival

Agency, Health And Social Survival : The Ecopolitics Of Rival Psychologies

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This text addresses the interface of sociology and psychology which, it argues, is the key to political change. Offering a comparison of a range of psychotherapeutic theories of human nature, including those of Freud and Anna Freud, Klein and Kleininans and Lacan, humanisticpsychology, and feminist, trans-cultural and other radical psychotherapies, the book focuses on each theory's psychological concept of health and its political implications.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 165.1 x 247.65 x 19.05mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748402462
  • 9780748402465

Table of contents

Starting points; conflicting concepts of health; Freud and the inevitability Of Discontent; Melanie Klein - A Social Emotion; Jacques Lacan - Exposing the myth of agency; humanistic psychology - saved by synergy; four radical approaches. Conclusion - if humanly possible.
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