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Psyche, Science and Society
Essays on Jung and Sociology

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ISBN 9781138315532
March 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this new volume, Gavin Walker attempts to open a conversation between sociology and Jungian psychology, both often overlooked by each other, through a series of wide-ranging essays.

This book provides a Jungian counterpoint to the more accepted Freudian perspective in sociology by engaging with several key themes, including race, gender, urban sociology, religion and the environment. The chapters here consider methodological issues, such as how Jungian psychology might contribute to our understanding of human nature, and Jung’s – and sociology’s – complex and many-levelled relationship with anthropology. As a whole this unique work provides an open-ended exploration of what sociology includes and excludes from its agenda, and asks how engagement with Jung might shift the center of gravity of a heterogeneous discipline.

Psyche, Science and Society will be of interest to academics and students working in the fields of analytical psychology and sociology, as well as psychoanalysis, anthropology, feminism, environmentalism, comparative religion and the history of science.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  1. Jung and Race  2. Jung and the Nazi Era  3. Jung and the Sociology of Religion  4. Sociology and the City: Jung and "Mass Society"  5. Jung, Lorenz and Sociological Theory  6. Jung and the Sociology of Gender  7. Jung, Ecology and Sociological Theory  Index

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Gavin Walker studied Sociology at Glasgow College of Technology and the University of Edinburgh, and Environmental Science at the University of Strathclyde. He taught Social Sciences at West College Scotland until his retirement in 2020. He is the author/editor of Jung and Sociological Theory: Readings and Appraisal (Routledge 2018).