Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land - Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism (Paperback)
  • Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land - Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism (Paperback)
zoom

Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land - Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism (Paperback)

(author)
£28.95
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 30/12/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Western culture, the separation of humans from nature has contributed to a schism between the conscious reason and the unconscious dreaming psyche, or internal human ""nature."" Our increasing lack of intimacy with the land has led to a decreased capacity to access parts of the psyche not normally valued in a capitalist culture. In ""Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land"", Rinda West uses Jung's idea of the shadow to explore how this divorce results in alienation, projection, and often breakdown. Bringing together ideas from analytical psychology, environmental thought, and literary studies, West explores a variety of literary texts - including several by contemporary American Indian writers - to show, through a sort of geography of the psyche, how alienation from nature reflects a parallel separation from the ""nature"" that constitutes the unconscious. Through her analysis of narratives that offer images of people confronting shadow, reconnecting with nature, and growing psychologically and ethically, West reveals that when characters enter into relationship with the natural world, they are better able to confront and reclaim shadow. By writing ""from the shadows,"" West argues that contemporary writers are exploring ways of being human that have the potential for creating more just and honorable relationships with nature, and more sustainable communities. For ecocritics, conservation activists, scholars and students of environmental studies and American Indian studies, and ecopsychologists, ""Out of the Shadow"" offers hope for humans wishing to reconcile with themselves, with nature, and with community.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813926568
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

Birthday Letters
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Essays
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Birth of Tragedy
Added to basket
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Flatland
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Autumn Journal
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.