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.

Two Ways to Talk about Change: “The Child” of the Sublime Versus Radical Pedagogy

Two Ways to Talk about Change: “The Child” of the Sublime Versus Radical Pedagogy

Two ways to talk about change: “The child” of the sublime versus radical pedagogy

“What awful lives children live!” he said, waving his hand at her as he crossed the room. “Don't they, Rose?” “Yes,” said Rose. “And they can't tell anybody,” she added. (Woolf, 1937: 129)

It is one of the shocks of late acquaintance with an etymological dictionary that, according to its roots, psychology means study of (-ology) the mind (psyche). For the discipline's history is marked by a series of announcements denying that the manifold breathings of soul and spirit and mind witnessed in any of those more or less vivid idiosyncratic struggles that give direction to each small complex of actual un-normalized, wintery, moral, existential life could ever form the ...

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