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Psychology and Society


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INTRODUCTION Marxist Theses and Psychological Themes Russell Spears and Ian Parker PART ONE: HISTORICAL MATERIAL 1. The Challenge of Historical Materialist Epistemology by Edward S Reed 2. Evolution, Biology and Psychology from a Marxist Point of View by Robert M Young 3. Marxism, The Frankfurt School, and Working Class Psychology by Martin Roiser and Carla Willig 4. Psychology and Marxist Politics in America by Benjamin Harris PART TWO: CRITICAL TRADITIONS 5. Radical Behaviourism, Selectionism and Social Action by Jerome D Ulman 6. Convergences with Psycho-Analysis by R D Hinshelwood 7. Critical Psychology as Subject Science by Wolfgang Maiers and Charles W Tolman 8. V N Volosinov and Social Psychology by Liam Greenslade 9. Newman`s Practice of Method Completes Vygotsky by Lois Holzman PART THREE: EVERYDAY LIFE 10. Pick a Utopia, Any Utopia: How to be Critical in Critical Social Psychology by Mike Michael 11. The Psychology of Everyday Life: Some Marxist Reflections by Grahame Hayes 12. Emotion and Politics by Paul Hoggett 13. Incarcerated Women: Transformative Strategies by Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Angela Y Davis 14. The Revolutionary Psychology of Lev Davidovich Bronstein by Ian Parker PART FOUR: PRACTICES OF EMPOWERMENT 15. Rethinking Empowerment: Shared Action Against Powerlessnes by Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan 16. Therapy, Consciousness-Raising and the Future in Psychology by Jane Selby and Ben Bradley 17. Participant Action-Research: Myths and Fallacies by Bernardo Jimnez-Dominguez 18. The Reactionary Practice of Radical Psychology: Revoking the Faustian Contract by Stephen Reicher Notes on Contributors Index

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Ian Parker is Professor of Management in the School of Management at the University of Leicester and President of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of Psychology and Society (Pluto, 1996), Slavoj Zizek: A Critical Introduction (Pluto, 2004) and Revolution in Psychology (Pluto, 2007). Russell Spears is Professor of Social Psychology at the Universiet van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is currently editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology.


'An impressive attempt to reclaim Marxism for psychology, and to collect together some of the best recent work in this tradition' -- Psychology in Society
'Serves to introduce undergraduate students to important, but neglected, traditions' -- Journal of the History of Behavioural Science

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