Jung in context: modernity and the making of a psychology

Jung in context: modernity and the making of a psychology

Peter Homans

234 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1995
ISBN-10: 0226351122
ISBN-13: 9780226351124
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Description
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.