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Postmodern Psychologies, Societal Practice, and Political Life

ISBN 9780415925563
Published August 29, 2000 by Routledge
226 Pages

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A Decade of Postmodern Psychology: John Morss and Lois Holzman. Part One. Postmodernism and Psychology: Oasis or Blur? 2. Two Cheers for Postmodernism: Living the Paradox: John Morss 3. Four Story-Theories About and Against Postmodernism in Psychology: Ian Parker 4. Method, Measurement and Madness: Erica Burman 5. Performance, Criticism and Postmodern Psychology: Lois Holzman Part Two. From Identity to Relationship: Politics and Participation 6. Women as Spectacle: Mary Gergen 7. From Within Our Lives Together: Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, Voloshino and the Shift to a Participatory Stance in Understanding Understanding: John Shotter 8. From Identity to Relational Politics: Kenneth Gergen 9. Race Identity and Epistemology: Lenora Fulani 10. The Performance of Revolution (More Thoughts on the Postmodernization of Marxism): Fred Newman Part Three. Extending the Dialogue. 10. Dichotomies, Discourses, and Transformative Practices: Sheila McNamee 11. Performing Psychotherapy: Reflections on Postmodern Practice: Robert A. Neimeyer 12. Reflections on and the Appeals and Challenges of Postmodern Psychologies, Societal Practice, and Political Life: Harlene Anderson 13. Life Is Where We Are: Vesna Ognjenovic 14. Index

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Lois Holzman is director of educational programs at the East Side Institute for Short Term Psychotherapy in New York. Her research and writing deal with developmental/performance-oriented approaches in psychology and education. Among her publications are Performing Psychology: A Postmodern Culture of the Mind (editor) and Schools for Growth: Radical Alternatives to Current Educational Models.
John Morss is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Risk Research, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales. He is the author of The Biologising of Childhood and Growing Critical: Alternatives to Developmental Psychology. He contributed on Psychology to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism (in press).