Industrial modernity's worship of rationality had a profound effect on women's ways of knowing, marginalizing them along with other alternate forms of knowledge such as the imagination and the unconscious. Feminist Spirituality under Capitalism discusses the importance of women's spiritual knowledge throughout history and under the current socio-economic consensus. Within a critical analysis of the subjugation of certain knowledges, it investigates in particular the role that psychology and psychiatry have played in the repression of women. Aimed at students and researchers in the social sciences, the book will also appeal to anyone interested in critical psychology, politics, activism and social change.
Kathleen Skott-Myhre is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of West Georgia. She teaches courses and supervises graduate students in feminist, clinical, postmodern and critical psychology. Her research specializes in the psychology of feminist spirituality.
Introduction 1. Of Trolls and Witches: Capitalist Codes and Women's Praxis 2.The Old Magic: The Contested Space of the Female Body 3. Shammanic Immanent Alchemy: Liminal Transformations 4. Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves: On Becoming Minoritarian 5. Mundane Magic: Towards a Feminism of the Common 6. Revolutionary Mojo: Towards a Minor Psychology