Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam
Ian Parker, Sabah Siddiqui (eds.)
Paperback, 173 Pages
Cultural and Clinical Dialogues
This pioneering volume brings together scholars and clinicians working at the intersection of Islam and psychoanalysis to explore both the connections that link these two traditions, as well as the tensions that exist between them.
Uniting authors from a diverse range of traditions and perspectives, including Freudian, Jungian, Lacanian, Object-Relations, and Group-Analytic, the book creates a dialogue through which several key questions can be addressed. How can Islam be rendered amenable to psychoanalytic interpretation? What might an 'Islamic psychoanalysis' look like that accompanies and questions the forms of psychoanalysis that developed in the West? And what might a 'psychoanalytic Islam' look like that speaks for, and perhaps even transforms, the forms of truth that Islam produces?
In an era of increasing Islamophobia in the West, this important book identifies areas where clinical practice can be informed by a deeper understanding of contemporary Islam, as well as what it means to be a Muslim today. It will appeal to trainees and practitioners of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, as well as scholars interested in religion and Islamic studies.
Selected Contents (5/11):
1. ‘The Unity in Human Sufferings’: Cultural Translatability in the Context of Arab Psychoanalytic Cultural Critique
2. Islam: A manifest or latent content?
Maryam Asl Zaker and Forough Edrissi
3. Representations of the Psyche and its dynamics in Islam: The Work of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyah
4. Politics of Secular Psychoanalysis in India: Hindu-Muslim as Religious and Political Identities in Sudhir Kakar’s Writing
5. Between Neutrality and Disavowal: Being Muslim Psychotherapists in India
Shifa Haq and Sabah Siddiqui