Description - Psychology and Postmodernism by Steinar Kvale
This text explores the basis for a postmodern psychology. Contributors examine key themes within postmodernist/post-structuralist theory such as: the nature of knowledge, the central role of language, concept of self. Their implications for reworking psychology in the "postmodern world" are explored. Critique as well as support for postmodern perspectives is presented - from feminist critique of postmodern "deconstruction" to argument about usefulness of clear distinctions between a "modern" and "postmodern" psychology.
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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.