Psychology and Society

Psychology and Society : Radical Theory and Practice

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This book brings together contributors from different countries, covering a wide range of social science and social welfare traditions within psychology: from behaviourism to psychoanalysis.This cutting-edge and controversial collection of essays tackles many of the crises facing both radical politics and psychology in the light of multifarious 'post' debates. Providing a lucid overview and keen discussion, this collection contextualises developments at the interface between politics and psychology within a historical materialist framework, and connects the political practice of radicals in psychology with perspectives for change in contemporary Marxism. This radical volume creates a unique site for psychologists on the left to explore key issues in a changing political more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745308805
  • 9780745308807

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INTRODUCTION Marxist Theses and Psychological Themes Russell Spears and Ian Parker PART ONE: HISTORICAL MATERIAL 1. The Challenge of Historical Materialist Epistemology by Edward S Reed 2. Evolution, Biology and Psychology from a Marxist Point of View by Robert M Young 3. Marxism, The Frankfurt School, and Working Class Psychology by Martin Roiser and Carla Willig 4. Psychology and Marxist Politics in America by Benjamin Harris PART TWO: CRITICAL TRADITIONS 5. Radical Behaviourism, Selectionism and Social Action by Jerome D Ulman 6. Convergences with Psycho-Analysis by R D Hinshelwood 7. Critical Psychology as Subject Science by Wolfgang Maiers and Charles W Tolman 8. V N Volosinov and Social Psychology by Liam Greenslade 9. Newman`s Practice of Method Completes Vygotsky by Lois Holzman PART THREE: EVERYDAY LIFE 10. Pick a Utopia, Any Utopia: How to be Critical in Critical Social Psychology by Mike Michael 11. The Psychology of Everyday Life: Some Marxist Reflections by Grahame Hayes 12. Emotion and Politics by Paul Hoggett 13. Incarcerated Women: Transformative Strategies by Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Angela Y Davis 14. The Revolutionary Psychology of Lev Davidovich Bronstein by Ian Parker PART FOUR: PRACTICES OF EMPOWERMENT 15. Rethinking Empowerment: Shared Action Against Powerlessnes by Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan 16. Therapy, Consciousness-Raising and the Future in Psychology by Jane Selby and Ben Bradley 17. Participant Action-Research: Myths and Fallacies by Bernardo Jimnez-Dominguez 18. The Reactionary Practice of Radical Psychology: Revoking the Faustian Contract by Stephen Reicher Notes on Contributors Indexshow more

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'Serves to introduce undergraduate students to important, but neglected, traditions' -- Journal of the History of Behavioural Science 'An impressive attempt to reclaim Marxism for psychology, and to collect together some of the best recent work in this tradition' -- Psychology in Societyshow more

About Ian Parker

Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958) was a leading figure in the international anarchist movement. Politically active in Britain, Germany and the United States for more than half a century, Rocker helped found several influential anarchist groups. His prolific lectures and writings made him one of the best-known proponents of liberty and freedom. Anarcho-Syndicalism, the most accessible of his works, was first published in 1938 and is now regarded as a classic survey of anarchism at a critical point in world more

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