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.

Feminism and Psychoanalysis Consider Sexuality and the Symbolic Order: Would Social Construction Join Us?

Feminism and Psychoanalysis Consider Sexuality and the Symbolic Order: Would Social Construction Join Us?

Feminism and psychoanalysis consider sexuality and the symbolic order: Would social construction join us?

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“If you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.” While this typically unsolicited admonition applies to most, it has left psychology unscathed. For all of its encounters with questions of subjectivity, psychology's disciplinary canon consistently dodges a serious theorization of the subjects it so assiduously studies. Still, with each theoretical challenge to the dominant paradigm, new possibilities for thinking subjectivity offer themselves. With this possibility in mind, the following essay engages three alternative frameworks that have infiltrated mainstream psychological discourse. The first, social construction, has become an interlocutor to lively debates in psychological theory and psychotherapy, and, due to its influence, cultural effects on ...

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