This review of Susan Rowland's Jung: A Feminist Revision and George H. Jensen's Identities Across Texts proceeds from an assumption that the varieties of poststructuralist and social-constructionist thought have, by now, largely completed themselves and, having taught us what they can, stand themselves in need of correction, qualification, and critique: such is the way of all mature theory.

 

Questioning what lies beyond, scholars have begun to ask what social-constructionism has forgotten, ignored, or gotten wrong. Into this new, post-poststructuralist intellectual environment, the individual has reentered discussion: not as the solitary, Romantic consciousness once theorized by liberal humanism, but as situated in gender, race, and culture. Returning to explore questions of psychology, "personal agency," and self-identity, we might find it timely to reconsider C. G. Jung, one of the psyche's first great explorers. But we cannot return to the same, "high-structuralist" Jung who once loomed over criticism. We are left, rather, to reread Jungian concepts through lenses provided by... (click title for more)