Social and political theory must find ways to conceptualise the relation between human subjects and our social environment; and the distinctive and intense observation of individual psychical structuring afforded within clinical psychoanalysis has given rise to rich theoretical and methodological resources for doing just this. Lapping argues that this process of recontextualisation involves methodological and conceptual transformations that can significantly enhance our understanding of both social phenomena and the practice of research. Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change. © 2012 Copyright 2012 Society for Educational Studies. This paper explores the contextual, methodological and theoretical implications of using psychoanalytic concepts within sociological analysis. Do we need the authority of legitimised institutions and regularized methods to build secure knowledge? However, psychoanalytic concepts do not remain the same when they are rearticulated in the context of research.
These instances relate to moments of disruption to disciplinary or methodological identities. Section one uses one moment of data to contrast phenomenological, Deleuzian and Lacanian theorisations of the relation between time and subjectivity. Introduction to the Special Issue: European Contributions to Strong Reflexivity. This book traces the reiteration and transformation of concepts in the psychoanalytic theory of Freud, Klein and Lacan, the social theory of Butler, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau and Zizek, and case studies of empirical research ranging from the classic Tavistock Institute studies to contemporary work in politics, gender studies, cultural studies and education. This book traces the reiteration and transformation of concepts in the psychoanalytic theory of Freud, Klein and Lacan, the social theory of Butler, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau and Zizek, and case studies of empirical research ranging from the classic Tavistock Institute studies to contemporary work in politics, gender studies, cultural studies and education. Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic will be of profound interest to students and academics across a wide range of disciplines, particularly those taking courses in social, cultural or political theory at undergraduate or postgraduate level or studying on programmes in Psychoanalytic or Psychosocial Studies. Some knowledge emerges as legitimised and authoritative; other knowledge is resisted or repressed.
It has proved difficult to find a mid-way between the epistemic push-and-pull of these two approaches. However, psychoanalytic concepts do not remain the same when they are rearticulated in the context of research. Through the interpretation of an interaction between myself and a research participant as an instance of 'resistance', I will argue that it is possible to recontextualise psychoanalytic concepts, but that this recontextualisation involves an inevitable transformation in meaning. Freud began this work himself and social research has consistently drawn on his ideas. She is author of Education - An 'Impossible Profession'? Psycho-social studies uses psychoanalytic concepts and principles to illuminate core issues within the social sciences. The empirical basis of the thesis comprises my observations of four undergraduate degree modules.
Each volume in the series has been prepared by Ian Parker and presents a newly written introduction and focused overview of a key topic area. It attempts to disentangle the epistemological assumptions and methodological injunctions articulated in different approaches, while also suggesting the strength of our attachment to these authoritative points of identification within the practice of research. However, psychoanalytic concepts do not remain the same when they are rearticulated in the context of research. Each of the contributing authors reflects on their own methods and identifies what is distinctive about them. Her main research interests are the sociology of knowledge, reflexivity, and the use of psychoanalysis within empirical social research.
We suggest that the complex and contradictory chains of signification embodied in the school environment constitute a space where fragile teaching assistant subjectivities reiterate previous relations to an ambiguous Other. The constitution of subjectivity and the articulation of desire in the practice of research. The use of psychoanalytic ideas to explore social and political questions is not new. Included are: 'traditional' women, who are childless by reasons of infertility or health complications; 'transitional' women, who are not mothers because of delaying circumstances; and 'transformative' women, who have actively chosen not to bear children in order to develop lives beyond the field of motherhood. I interviewed both students and tutors, basing the interview on extracts from the observed sessions. Table of Contents Introduction: Reframing Psychoanalytic Concepts, or Bricolage Decomposed 1. This collection paves the way for further articulation of the relationship between sociology and psychoanalysis at a time when many sociologists are looking for interdisciplinary links in their work.
This analysis constitutes an innovative framework for the sociological description of the relationship between gender and academic disciplines. The analysis thus draws attention to shifting locations and modes of articulation of desire within research. Knowing nothing, staying stupid: Elements for a psychoanalytic epistemology. It constitutes a description of the realisation in practice of differential modes of participation in undergraduate classes. A particular challenge comes into view here: how might the properly psychoanalytic dimension of Freudian concepts be retained in such contexts, how might we avoid compromising their unique explanatory value, especially given the post hoctinkering typically. Thus, while change may be instituted at the level of practice within specific social fields, at the level of subjectification the recodifications that mark such changes can be read as a reiteration of primary gendered identifications. The analysis presented here foregrounds the interaction between gender, academic discipline and educational institution in the production of these differential modes of participation.
It addresses three central questions: Why is psychoanalysis re-emerging within psychology? She draws extensively from interviews with over 100 childless women from various ethnic and educational backgrounds, demonstrating the myriad ways they came to view themselves as complete adults without recourse to the traditional defining criteria of motherhood. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Social and political theory must find ways to conceptualise the relation between human subjects and our social environment; and the distinctive and intense observation of individual psychical structuring afforded within clinical psychoanalysis has given rise to rich theoretical and methodological resources for doing just this. Each chapter explores one cluster of concepts: Melancholia, loss and subjectivity Overdetermination and free association Resistance, reflexivity and the compulsion to repeat Repression, disavowal and foreclosure Psychic defenses and social defenses Arguing against the reification of psychoanalytic concepts, Claudia Lapping suggests the need for a reflexive understanding of the play of attachments and substitutions as concepts are reframed in the contrasting activities of psychoanalysis and research. Institutional accountability and intellectual authority: Unconscious fantasies and fragile identifications in contemporary academic practice.
This is a mundane truism but also a useful starting point for my attempt to construct one particular picture of academic practice in higher education. How do we come to formulate knowledge in the ways that we do? The chapter explores the interpretive trajectories initiated in contrasting conceptualisations of the relation between subject and other. Smelser have won him a vast and admiring audience across several disciplines. Many of the issues Smelser addresses—including interdisciplinarity, the macro-micro link in research, masculinity and violence, and affirmative action—have generated considerable scholarly interest. Freud began this work himself and social research has consistently drawn on his ideas. She has a background in primary education and is particularly interested in psychosocial dimensions of student and teacher experiences of learning.
This paper attempts to describe the relationship between the embodied practice of fieldwork and the written articulation of this experience. This paper traces the way discourses within early years policy and practice impose meanings onto the signifier 'play'. However, psychoanalytic concepts do not remain the same when they are rearticulated in the context of research. It explores the status of psychoanalysis as a series of concepts and as a methodology, and shows how its clinical practice is crucial to the way that it operates now in an academic context. Qualitative Inquiry, 22, 699- 704.