David Abram and Andy Fisher, "Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life, 2nd edition"
English | ISBN: 1438444761, 1438444753 | 2012 | 407 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.
Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition 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. In this second edition, Fisher includes a new preface, a new section looking back at the development of the field since the book's initial publication a decade ago, and a look at the challenges that lie ahead.
"In this second edition of his 2001 treatise published under the same title, Fisher reveals his growth and maturity as a theoretical analyst for defining ecopsychology, using perspectives drawn from his vantage point as a practicing psychotherapist." - CHOICE
Praise for the First Edition
"...a provocative look at the philosophical concepts (and conceits) that underlie what truly is a radical new form of social thought." - Utne
Andy Fisher is a psychotherapist in private practice.