Psychology and Postmodernism by Steinar Kvale
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Psychology and Postmodernism
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Psychology and Postmodernism by Steinar Kvale

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This groundbreaking book is the first to explore the implications of postmodernist ideas for psychology. It examines central themes of postmodernism as they relate to psychology - for example, the nature of the self, locally situated rather than universal knowledge and the pivotal role of language in social life. The contributors outline the new possibilities for psychology, setting theoretical reformulations alongside implications for psychological practice and method. The book presents critique as well as support for postmodern perspectives, from feminist critique of postmodern 'deconstruction' to argument with the usefulness of sharp distinctions between a 'modern' and 'postmodern' psychology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803986046
ISBN-10: 0803986041
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steinar Kvale

Steinar Kvale (1938-2008) was professor of educational psychology and director of the Centre of Qualitative Research at the University of Aarhus, and adjunct faculty at Saybrook Institute, San Francisco. He was born in Norway and graduated from the University of Oslo. He continued his studies at the University of Heidelberg with an Alexander von Humboldt scholarship and was a visiting professor at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and West Georgia University, Carrolton, and the University of Bergen. His long-term concern was with the implications of such continental philosophies as phenomenology, hermeneutics, and dialectics for psychology and education.

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