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Psychoanalytic Ecology: The Talking Cure for Environmental Illness and Health
Giblett, Rod
Routledge / Hardcover / 2019-03-01 / 0367181533
Psychoanalysis / Ecology and Environment
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116 pages
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Psychoanalytic Ecology applies Freudian concepts, beginning with the uncanny, to environmental issues, such as wetlands and their loss, to alligators and crocodiles as inhabitants of wetlands, and to the urban underside. It also applies other Freudian concepts, such as sublimation, symptom, mourning and melancholia, to environmental issues and concerns. Mourning and melancholia can be experienced in relation to wetlands and to their loss. The city is a symptom of the will to fill or drain wetlands.

This book engages in a talking cure of psychogeopathology (environmental psychopathology; mental land illness; environ-mental illness) manifested also in industries, such as mining and pastoralism, that practice greed and gluttony. Psychoanalytic Ecology promotes gratitude for generosity as a way of nurturing environ-mental health to prevent the manifestation of these psychogeopathological symptoms in the first place. Melanie Klein’s work on anal sadism is applied to mining and Karl Abraham’s work on oral sadism to pastoralism. Finally, Margaret Mahler’s and Jessica Benjamin’s work on psycho-symbiosis is drawn on to nurture bio- and psycho-symbiotic livelihoods in bioregional home habitats of the living earth in the symbiocene, the hoped-for age superseding the Anthropocene.

Psychoanalytic Ecology demonstrates the power of psychoanalytic concepts and the pertinence of the work of several psychoanalytic thinkers for analysing a range of environmental issues and concerns. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental psychology, psychoanalysis and the environmental humanities.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Psychoanalytic Ecology and the Uncanny
Mourning, Melancholy and Marshes
Alligators, Crocodiles and the Uncanny
The Uncanny Urban Underside
Mining and Anal Sadism
Pastoralism and Oral Sadism
Psycho-Symbiosis and the Symbiocene
Index

About the Author

Rod Giblett is Honorary Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of many books in the environmental humanities, including People and Places of Nature and Culture (2011) and most recently, Environmental Humanities and Theologies (2018), and is a pioneer in psychoanalytic ecology.

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