Description - An Introduction to Critical Social Psychology by Alexa Hepburn
An Introduction to Critical Social Psychology provides a systematic, integrated and accessible introduction to social psychology as a critical discipline. A critical approach depends on a range of often-implicit theories of society, knowledge, as well as the subject. This text will show the crucial role of these theories for directing critique at different parts of society, suggesting alternative ways of doing research, and effecting social change. It includes chapters from the perspectives of: social cognition; Marxism; psychoanalysis; discourse and rhetoric; feminism; subjectivity; postmodernism; In each case, the strengths and weaknesses of each perspective are highlighted, the ideas are linked to real world issues by a range of practical exercises, and guidance is given to further reading. These chapters will cover the work of diverse thinkers from within social psychology, such as Billig, Gergen, Kitzinger, Parker, Potter, Shotter, Walkerdine and Wetherell, and from outside, such as Butler, Derrida, Foucault, Haraway, Lyotard, Marx and Rose.
Consequently, it should be key reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying Critical Social Psychology, and useful additional reading for postgraduates studying theoretical psychology and qualitative methods.
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Author Biography - Alexa Hepburn
Alexa Hepburn is Research Professor of Communication at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.