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  1. Fat Lives

    A Feminist Psychological Exploration

    By Irmgard Tischner

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Ever caught somebody – or yourself – checking out the content of a ‘fat’ person’s supermarket trolley? Ever wondered what lies behind this behaviour, or what it might be like to be at the receiving end of this judging gaze? Within the context of the current ‘obesity debate’, this book...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Narratives of Identity and Place

    By Stephanie Taylor

    Changes of residence are common in contemporary Western societies. Traditional connections to birthplaces, home towns and countries are broken as people relocate and migrate, yet where they live remains significant to people’s identity and stories of who they are. This book investigates the...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Memory Matters

    Contexts for Understanding Sexual Abuse Recollections

    Edited by Janice Haaken, Paula Reavey

    This book is grounded in the debates of the 1980s and 1990s that surrounded recollections of childhood sexual abuse, particularly those that emerged in the context of psychotherapy. When growing numbers of therapists claimed that they were recovering deeply repressed memories of early sexual...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Cultural Ecstasies

    Drugs, Gender and the Social Imaginary

    By Ilana Mountian

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    In this important contribution to the field, Ilana Mountian critically analyses discourses surrounding drug addiction, drug prohibition, treatment and prevention, and highlights new ways of understanding the role that gender plays in the ethics of drug use across cultures. The book analyses the...

    Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 7th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge