New Voices in Psychosocial Studies

  • Stephen Frosh

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

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About this book


Psychosocial studies in the UK is a diverse area of work characterised by innovation in theory and empirical research. Its extraordinary liveliness is demonstrated in this book, which showcases research undertaken at the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, highlighting three domains central to the discipline – psychoanalysis, ethics and reflexivity, and resistance. The book engages psychosocially with a wide variety of topics, from social critiques of psychoanalysis through postcolonial and queer theory to studies of mental health and resistance to discrimination. These ‘New Voices in Psychosocial Studies’ offer a coherent yet wide-ranging account of research that has taken place in one ‘dialect’ of the new terrain of psychosocial studies and an agenda-setting manifesto for some of the kinds of work that might ensure the continued creativity of psychosocial studies into the next generation. 

This book demonstrates the ongoing development of psychosocial studies as an innovative, critical force and will inspire both new and established researchers from across the fields that influence its transdisciplinary approach, including: critical psychology and radical sociology, feminist, queer and postcolonial theory, critical anthropology and ethnography and phenomenology. 

Stephen Frosh is Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is the author of many books and papers on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, including most recently Those Who Come After: Postmemory, Acknowledgement and Forgiveness (2019). He has supervised around 50 successful PhD research theses.


Ethnographic Research research methodology radical sociology feminist theory queer theory Frantz Fanon Actor Network Theory Freud Lacan sexualities reflexive practice subjectivity research ethics postcolonial theory critical anthropology phenomenology

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  • Stephen Frosh
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  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK

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