Shows the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.
Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology offers an original introduction to ecopsychology--an emerging field that ties the human mind to the natural world. In order for ecopsychology to be a force for social change, Andy Fisher insists it must become a more comprehensive and critical undertaking. Drawing masterfully from humanistic psychology, hermeneutics, phenomenology, radical ecology, nature writing, and critical theory, he develops a compelling account of how the human psyche still belongs to nature. This daring and innovative book proposes a psychology that will serve all life, providing a solid base not only for ecopsychological practice, but also for a critical theory of modern society.
"...a provocative look at the philosophical concepts (and conceits) that underlie what truly is a radical new form of social thought." Utne
"Offering the most conceptually robust and complicated analysis of ecological psychology available, Fisher poses a challenge to mainstream psychology. If psychology is to be relevant to a world desperately seeking sustainability--and sanity--the challenge cannot be denied. Psychologists, indeed, all thoughtful people, will find much within to provoke and stimulate altered ways of thinking and feeling."
"Fisher succeeds in synthesizing and integrating a rich, diverse, and extensive amount of material. His emphasis throughout on the experiential--our bodily felt, lived-through experience--brings to light a woefully neglected dimension in the ecology/environmental discourses and debates."
Andy Fisher is a psychotherapist in private practice.
A volume in the SUNY series in Radical Social and Political Theory
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