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Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare

Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare (Hardback)

By Weintrobe, Sally

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Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis tells the story of a fundamental fight between a caring and an uncaring imagination. It helps us to recognise the uncaring imagination in politics, in culture - for example in the writings of Ayn Rand - and also in ourselves. Sally Weintr...obe argues that achieving the shift to greater care requires us to stop colluding with Exceptionalism, the rigid psychological mindset largely responsible for the climate crisis. People in this mindset believe that they are entitled to have the lion's share and that they can 'rearrange' reality with magical omnipotent thinking whenever reality limits these felt entitlements. While this book's subject is grim, its tone is reflective, ironic, light and at times humorous. It is free of jargon, and full of examples from history, culture, literature, poetry, everyday life and the author's experience as a psychoanalyst, and a professional life that has been dedicated to helping people to face difficult truths.
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ISBN 9781501372872
Released NZ 8 Apr 2021
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Series Psychoanalytic Horizons
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ISBN-13 9781501372872
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic USA
Released 8 Apr 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Weintrobe, Sally
Series Psychoanalytic Horizons
Category Literary Theory
Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytical Theory
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 155.915
Weight 549g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Climatic changes - Psychological aspects, Environmental policy - Psychological aspects, Neoliberalism, Exceptionalism, Empathy
NBS Text Literary Theory
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly