In recent years, the impact of postmodernism has reverberated throughout the social and human sciences. Psychology and Postmodernism breaks new ground by exploring the implications of postmodernist ideas for psychology. Contributors examine central themes of postmodernism as they relate to psychology: the nature of the self, local knowledge versus universal knowledge, and the pivotal role of language in social life. As new possibilities for psychology are outlined, theoretical reformulations are placed alongside implications for new psychological practice and method. In addition, this groundbreaking volume presents criticism and support for postmodern perspectives, from feminist criticism of postmodern "deconstruction" to argument with the usefulness of clear distinctions between a "modern" and "postmodern" psychology. Psychology and Postmodernism is cutting-edge material for those interested in the evolution of psychology in the postmodern era. "With authors from the United States, England, Denmark and Norway, it represents an international array of perspectives on the relations of psychology and postmodernism. . . . It provides a portrait of psychology at the cutting edge of developments in the arts and humanities. Until recently, these developments had been simply ignored by psychology. Now, they are beginning to be bandied about by the appropriation of poorly understood phrases and ideas. This volume should add real depth to that dialogue." --The Humanistic Psychologist
Kenneth J Gergen
Toward a Postmodern Psychology
`Getting in Touch'
Postmodernism and the Human Sciences
An Introduction to Deconstructionist Psychology
Postmodernism and Subjectivity
Postmodern Self-Psychology Mirrored in Science and the Arts
Donald E Polkinghorne
Postmodern Epistemology of Practice
Louis A Sass
The Epic of Disbelief
From Mod Mascu-linity to Post-Mod Macho
From Theory to Practice and Back Again
`Postmodernism' and `Late Capitalism'