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Jung in Context : Modernity and the Making of a Psychology - Peter Homans

Jung in Context

Modernity and the Making of a Psychology

Paperback Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780226351124
Number Of Pages: 280

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This provocative account of the origins, influences, and legacy of Jungian psychology is perhaps even more relevant today than it was when first published in 1979. By delineating the social, personal, religious, and cultural contexts of Jung's system of psychology, Homans identifies the central role of depth psychology in the culture of modernity. In this new edition, Homans has added an extensive foreword linking the core of Jungian psychology to contemporary works it has shaped--such as those of M. Scott Peck and Clarissa Pinkola Estes--that proclaim the power of Jungian concepts and theories to heal the alienated and isolated self in today's world.
""Jung in Context" is an intellectual triumph. . . . Utilizes the resources of biography, psychology, sociology, and theology to probe the genesis of a psychological system which is currently enjoying a wide following. . . . A splendid job."--Lewis R. Rambo, "Psychiatry"
"Anyone seeking an introduction to Jung's thought will find a masterful precis here."--Jan Goldstein, "Journal of Sociology"
"An unusually perceptive and clearly written book. . . . An important advance in the understanding of Jung, and Homans's methodology sets the stage for all future efforts to understand psychological innovators."--Herbert H. Stroup, "Christian Century"

Acknowledgments
Preface
Reading the Depth Psychologies at Century's End: Review and Prospects
Introductionp. 1
How to Read Jungp. 23
Psychological Factors in the Formation of Jung's Thought: The First Three Phases, 1900-1913p. 33
Psychological Factors in the Formation of Jung's Thought: The Fourth Phase, 1913-18p. 74
The Role of the Experience of Religion in the Formation of Jung's Thoughtp. 115
Sociological Factors in the Formation of Jung's Thoughtp. 133
The Structure of Jung's Mature Thought: Its Three Themesp. 161
Conclusion: Jung, Psychological Man, and Modernizationp. 193
Referencesp. 211
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780226351124
ISBN-10: 0226351122
Series: Religion and Postmodernism Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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