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Methods of Research into the Unconscious

Applying Psychoanalytic Ideas to Social Science, 1st Edition

Edited by Kalina Stamenova, R. D. Hinshelwood

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264 pages

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Description

The psychoanalytic unconscious is a slippery set of phenomena to pin down. There is not an accepted standard form of research, outside of the clinical practice of psychoanalysis. In this book a number of non-clinical methods for collecting data and analysing it are described. It represents the current situation on the way to an established methodology.

The book provides a survey of methods in contemporary use and development. As well as the introductory survey, chapters have been written by researchers who have pioneered recent and effective methods and have extensive experience of those methods. It will serve as a gallery of illustrations from which to make the appropriate choice for a future research project.

Methods of Research into the Unconscious: Applying Psychoanalytic Ideas to Social Science will be of great use for those aiming to start projects in the general area of psychoanalytic studies and for those in the human/social sciences who wish to include the unconscious as well as conscious functioning of their subjects.

Reviews

"This volume is to be welcomed as an innovative contribution to psychoanalytic research premised on the unconscious and including authors with thorough knowledge of psychoanalysis. Contributions reflect clinical psychoanalytic traditions, while being able to apply these to research, examine foundations and engage with wider psychosocial research debate." --Wendy Hollway, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, UK

Table of Contents

Notes on Authors

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Introduction: Kalina Stamenova and R.D. Hinshelwood

PART ONE -- AN OVERVIEW OF QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGIES

Chapter One:

A Psychoanalytic View of Qualitative Methodology: Observing the Elemental Psychic World in Social Processes

Karl Figlio

PART TWO –PSYCHOANALYTIC METHODS IN DATA COLLECTION

INTERVIEWING

Chapter Two:

The socioanalytic interview

    1. Susan Long

Chapter Three:

Psychoanalytic perspectives on the qualitative research interview

Nick Midgley and Joshua Holmes

Chapter Four:

Psycho-societal Interpretation of the Unconscious Dimensions in Everyday Life

Henning Salling Olesen and Thomas Leithäuser

Chapter Five:

Using psychoanalytic research interview as an experimental ‘laboratory’

Simona Reghintovschi

OBSERVATIONS

Chapter Six:

Psychoanalytic observation – the mind as research instrument

Wilhelm Skogstad

Chapter Seven:

The contribution of psychoanalytically informed observation methodologies in nursery organisations

Peter Elfer

 

PART THREE-PSYCHOANALYTIC METHODS IN DATA HANDLING AND DATA ANALYSIS

VISUAL METHODS

Chapter Eight:

Social Photo-Matrix and Social Dream-Drawing

Rose Redding Mersky & Burkard Sievers

OPERATIONALISATION

Chapter Nine:

There goes a duck: Operationalising abductive inferences

Gillian Walker and R.D. Hinshelwood

Chapter Ten:

Comparative analysis of overlapping psychoanalytic concepts using operationalisation

Kalina Stamenova

NARRATIVE ANALYSIS

Chapter Eleven:

Psychoanalysis in narrative research

  1. Lisa Saville Young & Stephen Frosh
  2. Chapter Twelve:

    Researching Dated, Situated Subjectivities by Biographic-Narrative Interview: psychoanalysis, the psychosocietal unconscious, and BNIM interpretation

  3. Tom Wengraf

PSYCHO-SOCIETAL ETHNOGRAPHY

Chapter Thirteen:

Psychoanalytic ethnography

Linda Lundgaard Andersen

Conclusion: R.D. Hinshelwood and Kalina Stamenova

Index

About the Editors

Kalina Stamenova, PhD, FHEA, is a research fellow and a lecturer at the University of Essex. Her research interests involve psychoanalytic research methods, psychoanalysis and education, and psychoanalysis and organisations.

R. D. Hinshelwood is a British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has always had a part-time commitment to the public service (NHS and universities) and to teaching psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. He has written on Kleinian psychoanalysis and on the application of psychoanalysis to social science and political themes. He has taken an interest in and published on the problems of making evidenced comparisons between different schools of psychoanalysis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY026000
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis