Fool's Paradise: The Unreal World of Pop Psychology (Hardcover)

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Award-winning essayist Stewart Justman traces the inspiration of the pop psychology movement to the utopianism of the 1960s and argues that it consistently misuses the rhetoric that grew out of the civil rights movement. Speaking as it does in the name of our right to happiness, pop psychology promises liberation from all that interferes with our power to create the selves we want. In so doing, Mr. Justman writes, it not only defies reality but corrodes the traditions and attachments that give depth and richness to human life.

About the Author

Stewart Justman won the PEN Award for the Art of the Essay for his book Seeds of Mortality, published by Ivan R. Dee in 2003. Mr. Justman teaches English at the University of Montana and has also written The Springs of Liberty and The Psychological Mystique. He is married with two children and lives in Missoula, Montana.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781566636285
ISBN-10: 1566636280
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication Date: September 1st, 2005
Pages: 276
Language: English