Critical Discursive Psychology

  • Ian Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ian Parker
      Pages 1-8
  3. Theoretical Discourse, Subjectivity and Critical Psychology

  4. Enlightenment, Realism and Power (and Their Reverse)

  5. The Turn to Discourse as a Critical Theoretical Resource

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ian Parker
      Pages 129-147
    3. Jonathan Potter, Margaret Wetherell, Rosalind Gill, Derek Edwards
      Pages 165-175
  6. Critical Discursive Research, Subjectivity and Practice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-303

About this book


This book introduces key issues and historical contexts in critical discursive research in psychology. It sets out methodological steps for critical readings of texts, arguments that can be made for qualitative research in academic settings, and arguments that could be made against it by critical psychologists.


Critical Discursive Discourse analysis Foucault Derrida social constructionism theory psychology Critical Psychology discourse Marx postmodernism qualitative research realism

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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