Ashis Nandy and the cultural politics of selfhood [electronic resource] /Christine Deftereos.
By: Deftereos, Christine.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2013Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9788132113256 (electronic bk.); 813211325X (electronic bk.); 1299585132 (ebk); 9781299585133 (ebk).Subject(s): Political psychology -- India | Psychoanalysis -- India | Secularism -- India | Toleration -- India | Nandy, Ashis | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 306.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Eading the politics of blame -- The conceptual battleground of anti-secularism and culturalism -- Critique at the threshold of politics -- Revolt and the role of the critic -- Critical interventions: towards the psychotherapeutic -- The psychotherapeutic as a mode of social criticism -- Conclusion: re-imaginings in the cultural politics of selfhood .
Description based on print version record.
Ashis Nandy and the Cultural Politics of Selfhood gives the reader an insight into a novel aspect of Nandy. The author insists that Ashis Nandy is not merely a self-described political psychologist; he is also an intellectual street fighter who comes face to face with the psychology of politics and the politics of psychology, thus affirming why this intellectual is one of the most original and confronting Indian thinkers of his generation. The main features of this book are its original reading and the authentic use of the psychoanalytic theory to characterise and demonstr