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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Anthropocene

A Posthuman Inquiry

Authors: Mcphie, Jamie

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  • Truly interdisciplinary in scope, ranging across art, psychology, therapy, environmental humanities, mental health, human geography, continental philosophy, animism and social science
  • Provides unique accessibility to traditionally challenging content due to the creative nature of the inquiry
  • Offers a controversial and more ethical account of mental health and wellbeing than currently exists, which will appeal to a wide audience of scholars, researchers and students
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This book makes the unorthodox claim that there is no such thing as mental health. It also deglamourises nature-based psychotherapies, deconstructs therapeutic landscapes and redefines mental health and wellbeing as an ecological process distributed in the environment – rather than a psychological manifestation trapped within the mind of a human subject. Traditional and contemporary philosophies are merged with new science of the mind as each chapter progressively examples a posthuman account of mental health as physically dispersed amongst things – emoji, photos, tattoos, graffiti, cities, mountains – in this precarious time labelled the Anthropocene. Utilising experimental walks, play scripts and creative research techniques, this book disrupts traditional notions of the subjective self, resulting in an Extended Body Hypothesis – a pathway for alternative narratives of human-environment relations to flourish more ethically. This transdisciplinary inquiry will appeal to anyone interested in non-classificatory accounts of mental health, particularly concerning areas of social and environmental equity – post-nature.

About the authors

Jamie McPhie is lecturer of cultural landscapes and aesthetics in the outdoors at the University of Cumbria, UK.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3326-2
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Hardcover £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3325-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
A Posthuman Inquiry
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3326-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3326-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3325-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 316
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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