The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise : AND the Bird of Paradise, Paperback

The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise : AND the Bird of Paradise Paperback

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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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9780140134865

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