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New and Published Books

  1. Radical Inclusive Education

    Disability, teaching and struggles for liberation

    By Anat Greenstein

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Many people who work in education start out with enthusiastic ideals about education as a positive force that can spur change in the life of the learner and in society at large, yet find themselves frustrated with a bureaucratic system that often alienates and excludes many of its students. This is...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Vital Memory and Affect

    Living with a difficult past

    By Steven Brown, Paula Reavey

    Vital Memory and Affect takes as its subject the autobiographical memories of ‘vulnerable’ groups, including survivors of child sexual abuse, adopted children and their families, forensic mental health service users, and elderly persons in care home settings. In particular the focus is on a...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Child Development

    Theories and Critical Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Rosalyn H. Shute, Phillip T. Slee

    Series: International Texts in Developmental Psychology

    Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives provides an engaging and perceptive overview of both well-established and recent theories in child and adolescent psychology. This unique summary of traditional scientific perspectives alongside critical post-modern thinking will provide readers...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Handbook of Critical Psychology

    Edited by Ian Parker

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Critical psychology has developed over time from different standpoints, and in different cultural contexts, embracing a variety of perspectives. This cutting-edge and comprehensive handbook values and reflects this diversity of approaches to critical psychology today, providing a definitive...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Social Constructionism

    3rd Edition

    By Vivien Burr

    Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly...

    Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Psychology Exposed (Psychology Revivals)

    Or the Emperor's New Clothes

    By Paul Kline

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    Originally published in 1988, in this personal review of the state of academic psychology, Paul Kline draws attention to the way in which his peers at the time studiously avoided such threatening matters as human feelings and emotions, unconscious ‘complexes’ – in short anything that could be...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Discourse Dynamics (Psychology Revivals)

    Critical Analysis for Social and Individual Psychology

    By Ian Parker

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    What are discourses? Are discourses ‘real’, and what is real outside language? Originally published in 1992, Ian Parker provides one of the clearest and most systematic introductions to discourse research and the essential theoretical debates in the area. At the time it was one of the few texts to...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology (Psychology Revivals)

    And How to End It

    By Ian Parker

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    In the late 1960s a ‘crisis’ erupted in social psychology, with many social psychologists highly critical of the ‘old paradigm’, laboratory-experimental approach. Originally published in 1989 The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology was the first book to provide a clear account of the complex body of...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Racial Encounter

    The Social Psychology of Contact and Desegregation

    By Kevin Durrheim, John Dixon

    The political and legislative changes which took place in South Africa during the 1990s, with the dissolution of apartheid, created a unique set of social conditions. As official policies of segregation were abolished, people of both black and white racial groups began to experience new forms of...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Beauty and Misogyny

    Harmful cultural practices in the West, 2nd Edition

    By Sheila Jeffreys

    Series: Women and Psychology

    The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge