Book review: Fisher, Andy. Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2002.
This is a book review, really some ruminations, upon Andy Fisher’s Radical Ecopsychology. Here I wish to explore the subtext of capitalism’s spell in Fisher’s book. Our separation from the world-ecosystem in equilibrium and our joining with the machines of industrial development under the spell of capitalism is what is at stake; Fisher speculates upon the possibility of “making sense of suffering in a technological world” so we can “hear our own inner voice” (183) in a naturalistic sense. In short, Fisher wishes to break the spell. Fisher intends ecopsychology as a therapeutic support to an ecology movement which must win something for our “human nature” if any of us are to survive.
(Crossposted at Orange)