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Critical Discursive Psychology

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical Discourse, Subjectivity and Critical Psychology

  3. Enlightenment, Realism and Power (and their Reverse)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ian Parker
      Pages 21-45
    3. Fred Newman, Lois Holzman
      Pages 46-51
    4. Ian Parker
      Pages 52-56
    5. Jonathan Potter, Derek Edwards, Malcolm Ashmore
      Pages 73-81
    6. Ian Parker
      Pages 85-107
    7. John T. Jost, Curtis D. Hardin
      Pages 108-116
  4. The Turn to Discourse as a Critical Theoretical Resource

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Ian Parker
      Pages 123-141
    3. Ian Parker
      Pages 142-159
    4. Jonathan Potter, Margaret Wetherell, Ros Gill, Derek Edwards
      Pages 160-171
    5. Dominic Abrams, Michael A. Hogg
      Pages 172-179
    6. Ian Parker
      Pages 180-186
  5. Critical Discursive Research, Subjectivity and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About this book


Critical Discursive Psychology addresses issues in critical discursive research in psychology, and outlines the historical context in the discipline for the emergence of qualitative debates. Key critical theoretical resources are described and assessed and a series of polemics is staged that brings together writers who have helped shape critical work in psychology. It also sets out methodological steps for critical readings of texts and arguments for the role of psychoanalytic theory in qualitative research.


Critical Psychology postmodernism psychoanalysis psychoanalytic theory psychology qualitative research realism

About the authors

IAN PARKER is Professor of Psychology in the Discourse Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University where he is managing editor of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology. He is a member of Psychology Politics Resistance.

Bibliographic information


' Critical Discursive Psychology collects more than a decade's intellectual work into a single volume...readers now have easy-access to some of the most pertinent, theoretically inspring, and discursively engaged of Parker's contributions.' - Catriona Macleod and Lindy Wilbraham, Psychology in Society