Psyche, Science and Society Essays on Jung and Sociology
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 manylevelled 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 centre 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.
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