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Concepts for Critical Psychology: Disciplinary Boundaries Re-thought


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Anthropocene Psychology: Being Human in a More-than-Human World

Anthropocene Psychology: Being Human in a More-than-Human World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Matthew Adams
February 14, 2020

This ground-breaking book critically extends the psychological project, seeking to investigate the relations between human and more-than-human worlds against the backdrop of the Anthropocene by emphasising the significance of encounter, interaction and relationships. Interdisciplinary environmental...

Narrative Psychology and Vygotsky in Dialogue: Changing Subjects

Narrative Psychology and Vygotsky in Dialogue: Changing Subjects

1st Edition

Jill Bradbury
September 19, 2019

This book draws together two domains of psychological theory, Vygotsky’s cultural-historical theory of cognition and narrative theories of identity, to offer a way of rethinking the human subject as embodied, relational and temporal. A dialogue between these two ostensibly disparate and contested...

Madness and Subjectivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Psychosis in the West and India

Madness and Subjectivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Psychosis in the West and India

1st Edition

Ayurdhi Dhar
August 28, 2019

This crucial new work draws on empirical findings from rural North India in relation to madness and subjectivity, revealing the different structures of subjectivity underlying the narratives of schizophrenia, spirits, ghosts, and deities. Unravelling the loose ends of madness, the author explores...

Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies

Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies

1st Edition

Robert Beshara
April 01, 2019

In this provocative and necessary book, Robert K. Beshara uses psychoanalytic discursive analysis to explore the possibility of a genuinely anti-colonial critical psychology. Drawing on postcolonial and decolonial approaches to Islamophobia, this book enhances understandings of Critical Border...

Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil

Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil

1st Edition

Daniel Goulart
February 25, 2019

Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil presents and discusses subjectivity as a key concept to challenge the individualized and reified perspective that psychology and mental health studies have traditionally sustained. Situated against the maintenance of hierarchical,...

Psycurity: Colonialism, Paranoia, and the War on Imagination

Psycurity: Colonialism, Paranoia, and the War on Imagination

1st Edition

Rachel Jane Liebert
November 07, 2018

Across the world, the rhetoric and violence of white supremacy is rising up. Yet, explanations for white supremacist attacks typically direct attention toward an unreasonable, paranoid state of mind, and away from the neocolonial security state that made them. Offering a response to US...

Anticipation and Medicine: A Critical Analysis of the Science, Praxis and Perversion of Evidence Based Healthcare

Anticipation and Medicine: A Critical Analysis of the Science, Praxis and Perversion of Evidence Based Healthcare

1st Edition

Owen Dempsey
September 04, 2018

Anticipation in Medicine: A Critical Analysis of the Science, Praxis and Perversion of Evidence Based Healthcare looks at an aspect of healthcare rarely addressed: how the capitalist interest in diagnosis and treatment impacts upon the patient and, by extension, the system of healthcare itself....

Fanon, Education, Action: Child as Method

Fanon, Education, Action: Child as Method

1st Edition

Erica Burman
July 23, 2018

Bridging childhood studies, pedagogy and educational theory, critical psychology, and postcolonial studies, this unique book reads the role and functions of ‘the child’ and childhood as both cultural motif and as embodied life condition through the work of Frantz Fanon. Based on innovative readings...

Identical Twins: The Social Construction and Performance of Identity in Culture and Society

Identical Twins: The Social Construction and Performance of Identity in Culture and Society

1st Edition

Mvikeli Ncube
June 08, 2018

In Identical Twins: The Social Construction and Performance of Identity in Culture and Society, Ncube conceptualises twin identity as a multi-layered dynamic that changes through performance, and explores twin identity through a social constructionist approach. Until now, mainstream twin studies...

NO BODY: Clinical Constructions of Gender and Transsexuality - Pathologisation, Violence and Deconstruction

NO BODY: Clinical Constructions of Gender and Transsexuality - Pathologisation, Violence and Deconstruction

1st Edition

Miguel Roselló-Peñaloza
May 14, 2018

What articulations between bodies, genders and desires are required socio-culturally for recognition of what is human? What happens with those people who do not meet the heteronormative criteria of intelligible life? Are psychology and medicine part of the solution, or part of the problem? This...

The Psychopolitics of Food: Culinary rites of passage in the neoliberal age

The Psychopolitics of Food: Culinary rites of passage in the neoliberal age

1st Edition

Mihalis Mentinis
April 03, 2018

The Psychopolitics of Food probes into the contemporary ‘foodscape’, examining culinary practices and food habits and in particular the ways in which they conflate with neoliberal political economy. It suggests that generic alimentary and culinary practices constitute technologies of the self and...

Queer Politics in India: Towards Sexual Subaltern Subjects

Queer Politics in India: Towards Sexual Subaltern Subjects

1st Edition

Shraddha Chatterjee
February 16, 2018

Queer Politics in India simultaneously tells two interconnected stories. The first explores the struggle against violence and marginalization by queer people in the Indian subcontinent, and places this movement towards equality and inclusion in relation to queer movements across the world. The...

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