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The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures

Edited by: Daniel Nehring , Ole Jacob Madsen , Edgar Cabanas , China Mills , Dylan Kerrigan

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367110925
eBook ISBN: 9780429024764
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429024764
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The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures explores central lines of enquiry and seminal scholarship on therapeutic cultures, popular psychology, and the happiness industry. Bringing together studies of therapeutic cultures from sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, politics, law, history, social work, cultural studies, development studies, and American Indian studies, it adopts a consciously global focus, combining studies of the psychologisation of social life from across the world. Thematically organised, it offers historical accounts of the growing prominence of therapeutic discourses and practices in everyday life, before moving to consider the construction of self-identity in the context of the diffusion of therapeutic discourses in connection with the global spread of capitalism. With attention to the ways in which emotional language has brought new problematisations of the dichotomy between the normal and the pathological, as well as significant transformations of key institutions, such as work, family, education, and religion, it examines emergent trends in therapeutic culture and explores the manner in which the advent of new therapeutic technologies, the political interest in happiness, and the radical privatisation and financialisation of social life converge to remake self-identities and modes of everyday experience. Finally, the volume features the work of scholars who have foregrounded the historical and contemporary implication of psychotherapeutic practices in processes of globalisation and colonial and postcolonial modes of social organisation. Presenting agenda-setting research to encourage interdisciplinary and international dialogue and foster the development of a distinctive new field of social research, The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in the advance of therapeutic discourses and practices in an increasingly psychologised society.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Therapeutic cultures Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Charting the emergence of the self as a social representation from early modernity to the 20th century Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Self-help, therapeutic industries, and neoliberalism  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Happiness imperialism  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Becoming positive souls Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Resilience Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Stigmas old and new Download PDF
Chapter  8:  ADHD as a symptom of the times Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mindfulness as a self-help fad Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Self-esteem, happiness and the therapeutic fad cycle Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The cultivation of subjectivity of young people in youth support systems Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mental health, subjectivity, and subjective development Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Embodied therapeutic culture Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Unlearning privilege Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Therapeutic culture and relational wellbeing  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Globalising personality Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Digital therapeutic culture Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Counselling and Confucianism in China Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Between Freud and Umbanda  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Faith healing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Masculine performers and good girls Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Therapeutic education? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The crisis of psychotherapy and the road to a post-therapeutic future  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  India’s digital therapeutic assemblage Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Nordic therapeutic welfare state and its resilient citizens Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Victim and therapeutic cultures and the contentious climate of universities Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Undead psyche Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Psychology estranged Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Neoliberal genre, not so liberal consumption Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Where has all the context gone? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Trauma’s empty promise Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Recognising the political in the therapeutic Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Ontological coaching and the post-therapeutic turn in neoliberal governmentality Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Therapeutic jurisprudence in Trinidad and Tobago Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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