Reconstructing the Psychological Subject offers a comprehensive overview of key debates on subjectivity and the subject in psychological theory and practice. In addition to social construction's long engagement with social relations, this volume addresses questions of the body, technology, intersubjectivity, writing, and investigative practices. An international cast of contributors explore the tensions and opposing viewpoints raised by these issues and shows how analyzing the psychological subject interrelates with reforming the practices of psychology. Drawing on perspectives that include feminism, dialogics, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and cultural or social studies of science, readers are guided through pivotal debates in the field. Reconstructing the Psychological Subject will be invaluable reading for students and academics in psychology, social constructionism, communication studies, and social studies of science.

Life as an Embodied Art: The Second Stage - Beyond Constructionism

Life as an embodied art: The second stage - beyond constructionism

A few years ago, my wife and I visited Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust in Jerusalem. After some aimless wandering, we decided to look at the children's memorial commemorating the 1.5 million Jewish children who had perished. Most of the museum is underground with an almost tunnel-like entry at the end of a sloping paved ramp. As we walked slowly down the ramp we listened to the sounds of moaning voices while viewing the faces of little children that had been carved into the entry wall.

We pushed open the door and found ourselves suddenly enclosed in nearly total darkness. Candlelight, kaleidoscopically reflecting from the wall of mirrors, provided the only illumination. Clinging ...

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