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Feminist Spirituality under Capitalism

Witches, Fairies, and Nomads, 1st Edition

By Kathleen Skott-Myhre


118 pages

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Industrial modernity's worship of rationality had a profound effect on women’s ways of knowing, marginalizing them along with other alternate forms of knowledge such as the imagination and the unconscious. Feminist Spirituality under Capitalism discusses the importance of women’s spiritual knowledge throughout history and under the current socio-economic consensus. Within a critical analysis of the subjugation of certain knowledges, it investigates in particular the role that psychology and psychiatry have played in the repression of women. Aimed at students and researchers in the social sciences, the book will also appeal to anyone interested in critical psychology, politics, activism and social change.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Of Trolls and Witches: Capitalist Codes and Women’s Praxis 2.The Old Magic: The Contested Space of the Female Body 3. Shammanic Immanent Alchemy: Liminal Transformations 4. Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves: On Becoming Minoritarian 5. Mundane Magic: Towards a Feminism of the Common 6. Revolutionary Mojo: Towards a Minor Psychology

About the Author

Kathleen Skott-Myhre is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of West Georgia. She teaches courses and supervises graduate students in feminist, clinical, postmodern and critical psychology. Her research specializes in the psychology of feminist spirituality.

About the Series

Concepts for Critical Psychology

Disciplinary Boundaries Re-thought

Developments inside psychology that question the history of the discipline and the way it functions in society have led many psychologists to look outside the discipline for new ideas. This series draws on cutting edge critiques from just outside psychology in order to complement and question critical arguments emerging inside. The authors provide new perspectives on subjectivity from disciplinary debates and cultural phenomena adjacent to traditional studies of the individual.

The books in the series are useful for advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers in psychology and other related disciplines such as cultural studies, geography, literary theory, philosophy, psychotherapy, social work and sociology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies