The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise

The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise

Details

Author(s)
R. D. Laing
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 9mm | 123g
Publication date
26 Apr 1990
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0140134867
ISBN13
9780140134865
Bestsellers rank
27,139

Description

In `The Politics of Experience' and the visionary `Bird of Paradise', R.D. Laing shows how the straitjacket of conformity imposed on us all leads to intense feelings of alienation and a tragic waste of human potential. He throws into question the notion of normality, examines schizophrenia and psychotherapy, transcendence and `us and them' thinking, and illustrates his ideas with a remarkable case history of a ten-day psychosis. `We are bemused and crazed creatures,' Laing suggests. This outline of `a thoroughly self-conscious and self-critical human account of man' represents a major attempt to understand our deepest dilemmas and sketch in solutions.

`Everyone in contemporary psychiatry owes something to R.D. Laing' Anthony Clare, the Guardian.


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