Tracking the White Rabbit: Essays in Subversive Psychology by Lyn Cowan

By Lyn Cowan

Considering its starting, intensity psychology has tried to alter the established order of person and cultural existence by means of probing underneath floor appearances. Lyn Cowan explores a couple of topics, contemplating what attainable meanings and implications for swap may possibly lie in the back of the normal attitudes towards such topics as:* Abortion* Gender and sexuality* Language* reminiscence* MelancholyThe writer places ahead the argument that, even though "psychology" and "subversion" will not be often regarded as belonging jointly, they need to be. one of these view, offered in actual fact with humour and perception, deals the way to imagine another way approximately traditional issues, and yield clean intending to a number of the urgent dilemmas of our time and the way we as participants may well reply to them.

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With one exception: there is country music. Outrageously sexist and heterosexist as most country music is, it has one great, overriding, redeeming feature: it tells it like it is. It’s corn-fed, home-grown, and builds strong psychic bones and muscles. If you want to speak more or less academically, mentalspeak is a serviceable vocabulary. But if you want words that come from the heart and feed the soul, the menu of lyrics from country-western music and country rock is the place to go. d. lang sings it, one or two servings a day meets my nutritional daily requirement.

6 Notes on eccentricity 19 Alice would have felt better in Wonderland had she been given this advice. ––––––––––––––––– “Wonderland” is disturbing because it defies our cherished notions of reality and logic. ” Some appear to be downright psychopathic, like the Walrus, who is capable of a most carnivorous, sinister seduction of innocent little oysters. . The Walrus and the Carpenter Walked on a mile or so, And then they rested on a rock Conveniently low: And all the little Oysters stood And waited in a row .

He puts nice words in our mouths so that we don’t notice our hunger for, and absence of, not-nice, high-protein words. He gives us mass-produced, one-dimensional simplistic words. This is why I’m not “sharing” anything with you here. Instead, I’m telling you what I think. “Share” is a nice word but it has a shadow, and it means that whoever is sharing is giving only a part, not the whole. Something shared also means a part withheld; the word is less generous than it sounds. And it is too often used as a moralistic weapon, implicitly obligating whoever is on the receiving end to accept what is “shared,” or risk appearing to be arrogant, aloof, anti-social, ungood.

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