The Psychopolitics of Liberation: Political Consciousness from a Jungian Perspective

Author(s) : Lawrence R. Alschuler

The Psychopolitics of Liberation: Political Consciousness from a Jungian Perspective

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Explaining changes in the political consciousness of the oppressed using the ideas of Paulo Freire, Albert Memmi, and Jungian psychology, this original book explores how psychological bonds of oppression are broken and offers a psychopolitical theory for the analysis of the autobiographies of four Native people in Guatemala and Canada.

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Contents
Foreword by Andrew Samuels
Introduction
PART I: THEORIES OF POLITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Conscientization and Individuation
Humanization and the Complexes
Decolonization and Narcissism
Liberated Consciousness and the Tension of Opposites
PART II: CASES OF LIBERATED CONSCIOUSNESS
The Study of Liberated Consciousness in Ethnically Divided Societies
Atanasio
James Sewid
Lee Maracle
Rigoberta Menchu
Psychopolitical Healing

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Lawrence R. Alschuler is a retired Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa, Canada.

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