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Religion and Psychoanalysis in India

Critical Clinical Practice

By Sabah Siddiqui

Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

Religion and Psychoanalysis in India questions the assumptions of an established scientific, evidence-based global mental health paradigm by examining the practices of faith-based healing. It proposes that human beings demonstrate a dual loyalty: to science as faith and faith as science, both of which get reconfigured in the process. In this particular context, science and faith are deployed in ways that are not only different but at times contrary to mainstream discourses of science and religion, and faith healing becomes a point where these two discourses collide head-on in negotiating cultural values and practices......read more...
978-1-138-94259-2 — April 2016 — 124 pages


The Indian Economy in Transition

Globalization, Capitalism and Development

Anjan Chakrabarti, University of Calcutta
Anup K. Dhar, Ambedkar University
Byasdeb Dasgupta, University of Kalyani

This book theorizes India ' s economic transition in the post- liberalization period (( 1991—2014 ). First, it builds on a critical and post- Orientalist Marxian theory and post-Freudian psychoanalysis, thus addressing the fundamental, but generally demoted question ‘ what is transition ’ It asks: what qualifies as an experience of transition? When and in which context do we say, this is indeed transition ? And, when can we say this is not transition? Does the concept of transition then encapsulate change as well as non-change? What emerges in the book as a general theorization of transition is the dialectic between movement and staticity, transformation and invariance. Such theorization of transition is also put in dialogue with post- Gramscian theories of hegemony. Second, the framework of transition and hegemony so engendered is deployed to challenge existing and dominant renditions of India’s economic transition and in the process enable a competing explanation. Facilitated by the over determination of neoliberal globalization and inclusive development, the authors argue that transition entails the march of capitalism in which the ongoing processes of ‘class exploitation’ and ‘original accumulation’ as also the language–logic–experience–ethos of ‘world of the third’ are foreclosed in hegemonic formations, as also buried as the living dead

9781107076112 — October 2015