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  1. Social Identity in Question

    Construction, Subjectivity and Critique

    By Parisa Dashtipour

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Social identity theory is one of the most influential approaches to identity, group processes, intergroup relations and social change. This book draws on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Lacanian social theorists to investigate and rework the predominant concepts in the social identity framework....

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Psychologisation in Times of Globalisation

    By Jan De Vos

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Today more than ever, our understanding of ourselves, others and the world around us is described in psychological terms. Psychologists deeply influence our society, and psychological-discourse has invaded companies, advertising, culture, politics, and even our social and family life. Moreover,...

    Published May 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial

    The Mind of Apartheid

    By Derek Hook

    An oft-neglected element of postcolonial thought is the explicitly psychological dimension of many of its foundational texts. This unprecedented volume explores the relation between these two disciplines by treating the work of a variety of anti-colonial authors as serious psychological...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Surviving Identity

    Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition

    By Kenneth McLaughlin

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Today, political claims are increasingly made on the basis of experienced trauma and inherent vulnerability, as evidenced in the growing number of people who identify as a "survivor" of one thing or another, and also in the way in which much political discourse and social policy assumes the...

    Published October 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth

    Phenomenological Approaches

    Edited by Gill Thomson, Fiona Dykes, Soo Downe

    Qualitative research, particularly phenomenology, is increasingly popular as a method for midwifery and health-related research. These approaches enable rich and detailed explanations to be uncovered and bring experience to life. Important recommendations and practice- based implications may then...

    Published June 6th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Critical Psychology

    Edited by Ian Parker

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Critical psychology has emerged as a vibrant site of research and reflection on the assumptions and practices of its host discipline. As serious scholarship flourishes in the area as never before, this new collection from the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology, meets the...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. 'Adolescence', Pregnancy and Abortion

    Constructing a Threat of Degeneration

    By Catriona I. Macleod

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Winner of the Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor's Book Award 2012! Winner of the 2011 Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology! Why, despite evidence to the contrary, does the narrative of the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy, abortion and childbearing...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Domestic Violence and Psychology

    A Critical Perspective

    By Paula Nicolson

    Series: Women and Psychology

    This book rethinks the way psychological knowledge of domestic violence has typically been constructed. It puts forward a psychological perspective which is both critical of the traditional ‘woman blaming’ stance, as well as being at odds with the feminist position that men are wholly to blame...

    Published June 16th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Hard Knocks

    Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Storytelling

    By Janice Haaken

    Series: Women and Psychology

    This book draws on interviews carried out over a period of eight years, as well as novels, films, and domestic violence literature, to explain the role of storytelling in the history of the battered women’s movement. The author shows how cultural contexts shape how stories about domestic abuse get...

    Published April 27th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Gendered Unconscious

    Can Gender Discourses Subvert Psychoanalysis?

    By Louise Gyler

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Feminist interventions in psychoanalysis have often attempted either to subvert or re-frame the masculinist and phallocentric biases of Freud's psychoanalysis. This book investigates the nature of these interventions by comparing the status and treatment of women in two different psychoanalytic...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge