Religion and Critical Psychology

Carrette, Jeremy R. (2007) Religion and Critical Psychology. Routledge, UK (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Since the late 1980s a new group of writings known as ‘critical psychology’ have interrogated psychological thinking from the perspective of social and political thought. This book is the first to carry forward these critical themes into the interdisciplinary area of the ‘psychology of religion’. The book is divided into two parts: first, an interdisciplinary reading of economy, psychology and religion, and, second, selected readings of psychological discourse and their ideological frameworks. Following a sociology of knowledge perspective, the first section of the book attempts to show how the notion of ‘political economy’ interfaces with psychological discourse and how economy depends on a model of the human. This theoretical section is then applied to the respective fields of psychoanalysis, humanistic psychology and cognitive psychology to show how psychology reflects political economy. This book puts forward a new interdisciplinary theory of knowledge and shows how previous engagements between psychology, economics and religion were marginalised. It is the central argument of the book that the contemporary political conditions provide an opportunity to reunite these different disciplinary domains.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:44
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 10:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1106 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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