Psychologisation in Times of Globalisation

Author: Jan de Vos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415682029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, psychologisation has become a global process, applied to situations such as torture, reality TV and famine. This book analyses this 'overflow of psychology' in the three main areas of science, culture and politics. The concept of psychologisation has become crucial to current debates in critical psychology. De Vos combines these debates with insights from the fields of critical theory, philosophy and ideology critique, to present the first book-length argument that seriously considers the concept of psychologisation in these times of globalisation. The book contains numerous real-world examples making it an accessible and engaging analysis that should be of interest to researchers, postgraduates and undergraduate students of psychology and philosophy.

Perspektiven kritischer Psychologie und qualitativer Forschung

Author: Denise Heseler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658140208
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Der vorliegende Band versammelt einführende Beiträge, die einen Überblick über das Feld kritischer Psychologien im deutsch- und englischsprachigen Raum sowie deren methodisch-methodologische Implikationen verschaffen. Damit begegnet er einem zunehmenden Interesse an jenen Theorie- und Forschungsansätzen, die im Zuge einer paradigmatischen Engführung der Psychologie seit den 1990er Jahren fast vollständig aus dem akademischen Betrieb verschwunden sind. Im Fokus der Beiträge stehen die Grundlagen psychoanalytischer, marxistischer, sozialkonstruktionistischer und queer-feministischer Psychologie.

The Sedated Society

Author: James Davies
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319449117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edited volume provides an answer to a rising public health concern: what drives the over prescription of psychiatric medication epidemic? Over 15% of the UK public takes a psychiatric medication on any given day, and the numbers are only set to increase. Placing this figure alongside the emerging clinical and scientific data revealing their poor outcomes and the harms these medications often cause, their commercial success cannot be explained by their therapeutic efficacy.Chapters from an interdisciplinary team of global experts in critical psychopharmacology rigorously examine how pharmaceutical sponsorship and marketing, diagnostic inflation, the manipulation and burying of negative clinical trials, lax medication regulation, and neoliberal public health policies have all been implicated in ever-rising psycho-pharmaceutical consumption. This volume will ignite a long-overdue public debate. It will be of interest to professionals in the field of mental health and researchers ranging from sociology of health, to medical anthropology and the political economy of health.

Handbook of Critical Psychology

Author: Ian Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317537181
Format: PDF, ePub
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Choice Recommended Read 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 state-of-the-art account of the field and an opening to the lines of argument that will take it forward in the years to come. The individual chapters by leading and emerging scholars plot the development of a critical perspective on different elements of the host discipline of psychology. The book begins by systematically addressing each separate specialist area of psychology, before going on to consider how aspects of critical psychology transcend the divisions that mark the discipline. The final part of the volume explores the variety of cultural and political standpoints that have made critical psychology such a vibrant contested terrain of debate. The Handbook of Critical Psychology represents a key resource for researchers and practitioners across all relevant disciplines. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in psychology, psychosocial studies, sociology, social anthropology and cultural studies, and to discourse analysts of different traditions, including those in critical linguistics and political theory.

Foucaults Machtanalytik und Soziale Arbeit

Author: Roland Anhorn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531907107
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Ziel des Sammelbandes ist es, das aufklärerische Potential der Machtanalytik von Michel Foucault für eine kritische Theorie und Praxis Sozialer Arbeit zu erschließen und erstmals in einen Zusammenhang mit den aktuellen Diskussionen zur sozialen Ausschließung zu stellen. Foucaults Analysen werden einer kritischen Prüfung unterzogen: Stärken und Grenzen der Foucaultschen Zugänge werden herausgearbeitet. Gleichzeitig geht es aber auch um den "ganzen" Foucault, d.h. um Brüche und Widersprüche, die sich aus der Beschäftigung mit seinen Analysen ergeben. In dieser Hinsicht verfolgt der Sammelband einen zweifachen Anspruch: Studierenden der Sozialen Arbeit wird ein Zugang zum Denken Foucaults in seiner Relevanz für die Soziale Arbeit eröffnet. Darüber hinaus wird ein substanzieller Beitrag zur Theorieentwicklung der Sozialen Arbeit geleistet.

Nomadic Theory

Author: Rosi Braidotti
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231525427
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Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an original and powerful alternative for scholars working in cultural and social criticism and has, over the past decade, crept into continental philosophy, queer theory, and feminist, postcolonial, techno-science, media, and race studies, as well as into architecture, history, and anthropology. This collection provides a core introduction to Braidotti's nomadic theory and its innovative formulations, which playfully engage with Deleuze, Foucault, Irigaray, and a host of political and cultural issues. Arranged thematically, essays begin with such concepts as sexual difference and embodied subjectivity and follow with explorations in technoscience, feminism, postsecular citizenship, and the politics of affirmation. Braidotti develops a distinctly positive critical theory that rejuvenates the experience of political scholarship. Inspired yet not confined by Deleuzian vitalism, with its commitment to the ontology of flows, networks, and dynamic transformations, she emphasizes affects, imagination, and creativity and the politics of radical immanence. Incorporating ideas from Nietzsche and Spinoza as well, Braidotti establishes a critical-theoretical framework equal parts critique and creation. Ever mindful of the perils of defining difference in terms of denigration and the related tendency to subordinate sexualized, racialized, and naturalized others, she explores the eco-philosophical implications of nomadic theory, feminism, and the irreducibility of sexual difference and sexuality. Her dialogue with technoscience is crucial to nomadic theory, which deterritorializes the established understanding of what counts as human, along with our relationship to animals, the environment, and changing notions of materialism. Keeping her distance from the near-obsessive focus on vulnerability, trauma, and melancholia in contemporary political thought, Braidotti promotes a politics of affirmation that has the potential to become its own generative life force.

Grundlegung der Psychologie

Author: Klaus Holzkamp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783593335728
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Dieses Buch hat in den 80er und 90er Jahren heftige Debatten ausgelöst und ist für die Entwicklung der Psychologie nicht ohne Folgen geblieben - ein Klassiker, der die theoretischen Grundlagen der Kritischen Psychologie zusammenfasst. Bis heute hat der Band nicht an Aktualität verloren. Klaus Holzkamp eröffnet hier neue Möglichkeiten zur Verständigung über die Situation des Menschen in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft und liefert zugleich begriffliche und methodische Instrumente für eine psychologische Forschung und Praxis, die nicht mehr am Thema der menschlichen (Inter-)Subjektivität vorbeigehen. (Quelle: www.buchhandel.de).