226 pages | 11 Color Illus. | 48 B/W Illus.
Jungian psychology has taken a noticeable political turn in the recent years, and analysts and academics whose work draws on Jung’s ideas have made internationally recognised contributions in many humanitarian, communal and political contexts. This book brings together a multidisciplinary and international selection of contributors, all of whom have track records as activists, to discuss some of the most compelling issues in contemporary politics.
Analysis and Activism is presented in six parts:
There remains throughout the book an acknowledgement that the project of thinking forward the political in Jungian psychology can be problematic, given Jung’s own questionable political history. What emerges is a radical and progressive Jungian approach to politics informed by the spirit of the times as well as by the spirit of the depths.
This cutting-edge collection will be essential reading for Jungian and post-Jungian academics and analysts, psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists, and academics and students of politics, sociology, psychosocial studies and cultural studies.
Foreword by Tom Kelly. Editors’ Introductions. Section 1, Interventions. Carta, Opening our rooms: The ETnA projects for migrants in Italy. Papadopoulos, Therapeutic encounters and interventions outside the consulting room: challenges in theory and practice. Zoja, After mass violence and displacement – how a ‘safe place’ emerges through symbolic play. San Roque and Santospirito, The long weekend in Alice Springs. Section 2, Equalities and Inequalities. Cotter, The politics of care and caring: One UK perspective. Martin-Vallas, Taking care of psychotic patients by giving them a job: an analyst in a French social institution. Troudart, Interviewing people complaining about torture: the interpersonal and inner experience from a Jungian perspective. Section 3, Politics and Modernity. Alschuler, The psychopolitics of liberation: the struggle of native people against oppression in Guatemala and Canada. Lu, Piecing the story together: the political and psychological aspects of oral history interviewing in the Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora. Dunlap, Founding a distinctive Jungian political psychology while we form ourselves into a new type of psychological practitioner. Gambini, Our future lies hidden in our roots. Section 4, Culture and Identity. Boechat, Racism: An unwelcome guest in Brazilian cultural identity. Rowland, Jung for/with feminism? The gendered imagination and Jung’s infamous quote. Rasche, Defences of the Self: Cultural complexes and models for non-violent conflict resolution. Singer, Snapshots of the Obamacare Cultural Complex. Section 5, Cultural Phantoms. Heuer, ‘And death shall have no dominion’: attending to the silence. Kimbles, Jung’s relationship with Jews and Judaism. Shen, Behind the mask of China: the continuing trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Section 6, Nature: Truth and Reconciliation. Bernstein, Healing Our Broken Connection to Nature: The Psyche-Left-Behind. Kawai, Psychological relief work after the 11 March 2011 earthquake in Japan: Jungian perspectives and the shadow of activism. Kutek, A Jungian spoke in the Town and Country Planning wheel: It's the alchemy, stupid! Rust, Nature: truth and reconciliation.