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.

Positioning a Dialogic Reflexivity in the Practice of Feminist Supervision

Positioning a dialogic reflexivity in the practice of feminist supervision

Feminists have criticized scientific research and scientific organizations for the ways in which their theories of knowledge formation and dissemination replicate existing patriarchal structures that are considered oppressive to women. Certain postmodern and poststructuralist theories explicitly address the various aspects of implicit or latent power-controls as they are exercised in social institutions, such as research, academia, and the natural and social sciences. One purpose underlying such analyses is to apply critical textual interpretive practices, like deconstruction and genealogical critique (Foucault, 1978) to expose the contextuality and partiality of all truth claims, as well as the latent power relations exercised in particular discourses and institutionalized practices. These reflexive critical analyses are, in turn, believed to potentiate the emergence and actualization ...

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