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Psy-Complex in Question

Critical Review in Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

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Psy-Complex in Question by Ian Parker
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Psy-Complex in Question traces a series of key debates in and against the psy-complex through critical reviews of twenty-five key texts over the last twenty-five years, with an emphasis on recent critical psychological, psychoanalytic and critical social theory contributions to how we think about human agency and subjectivity. The reviews together set out the unfolding context for the debate, and situate the texts under discussion in the cross-cutting debates that define critical psychology today. It also provides an accessible introduction to how psychoanalysis and social theory, with a particular focus on the work of Jacques Lacan and Slavoj Zizek, bears upon work carried out by a new generation of researchers. Ian Parker's book is written from the perspective of a critical insider to the discipline of psychology, psychoanalysis and social theory, and it will serve as a primer for those new to the ideas searching for compass points and radical arguments, as well as examples of how to write and how not to write a book review.

Author Biography

Ian Parker is an activist and academic, and practising psychoanalyst. He is part of the Asylum Collective which produces Asylum: Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry. Ian lives in Manchester, UK.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2018
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Zero Books
Pages
184
ISBN-13
9781785357497
Product ID
26804967

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