Recent work in social psychology has questioned the assumptions and practices of traditional research and debate in the field. Critical Social Psychology pulls these new strands together in a major overview of key theoretical, political, and empirical developments. The book assembles leading figures in the field to address both the need for a critical perspective in social psychology and the many strands of discussion that have informed that critique. The chapters are accessible and passionately argued, ranging over political critique in a postmodern world, the status of qualitative methods, realism versus relativism, and the question of subjectivity from a critical perspective. Critical Social Psychology offers a fascinating tour of debates that are shaping the field today by its leading exponents. It will be essential reading for students and academics in social psychology.
Why a Critical Social Psychology?
Rex Stainton Rogers and Wendy Stainton Rogers
Discourse and Critical Social Psychology
Wendy Stainton Rogers and Rex Stainton Rogers
Does Critical Social Psychology Mean the End of the World?
Laying the Ground for a Common Critical Psychology
Postmodernism, Postmodernity and Social Psychology
And So Say All of Us? Some Thoughts on `Experiential Democratization' as an Aim for Critical Social Psychologists
Discourses, Structures and Analysis
The Unconscious State of Social Psychology
Postmodernity, Subjectivity and the Media
Prioritizing the Political
Reflexively Recycling Social Psychology
Differentiating and De-Developing Critical Social Psychology
Critical Social Psychology
Karin Knorr Cetina
What Scientists Do
Ivan Leudar and Charles Antaki
Participant Status in Social Psychological Research