Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation, and Subjectivity

Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation, and Subjectivity

Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation, and Subjectivity

Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation, and Subjectivity

Synopsis

Changing the Subject is a classic critique of traditional psychology in which the foundations of critical and feminist psychology are laid down. Pioneering and foundational, it is still the groundbreaking text crucial to furthering the new psychology in both teaching and research. Now reissued with a new foreword describing the changes which have taken place in the discipline over the last few years, this book will continue to have significant impact on thinking about psychology and social theory.

Excerpt

Julian Henriques is a film-maker, writer and lecturer. He was a founding editor of the journal Ideology and Consciousness. He has also worked as a freelance journalist, television researcher, producer and director including work on Weekend World, Ebony and Arena.

In 1988 with his partner Parminder Vir he founded the Formation Films production company to make a dance drama Exit No Exit (1988), the prize-winning The Sex Warriors the Samurai (1995) for Channel Four Television and Rouch in Reverse (1995). Julian Henriques's other films include the prize-winning short We the Ragamuffin (1992). His published fiction includes father Island in Fatherhood (1992). Currently he has taken leave of absence from his position as Senior Lecturer in Television Production at the Caribbean Institute for Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica to work as writer/director on Babymother reggae musical feature film set in Harlesden, West London.

Wendy Hollway is Reader in Gender Relations in the Psychology Department at the University of Leeds, where she teaches psychoanalytic approaches to gender and sexuality, qualitative methods and critical social psychology. In addition to Changing the Subject, she is the author of Subjectivity and Method in Psychology: Gender, Meaning and Science (Sage, 1989) and Work Psychology and Organizational Behaviour: Managing the Individual at Work (Sage, 1991) and co-editor (with Brid Featherstone) of Mothering and Ambivalence (Routledge, 1997). Over the past fifteen years she has worked in depart-ments of Organizational Psychology, Development Studies and Applied Social Studies, been a trainer for women entering senior management in Africa and developed and taught on a degree in Women's Studies. Her recent work, with Tony Jefferson, has focused on understanding anxiety in relation to the growth and expression of

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