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On negative critique: a reply

Frosh, Stephen (2008) On negative critique: a reply. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 13 (4), pp. 416-422. ISSN 1088-0763.

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This paper responds to issues raised by those commentators adopting a “British School” psychoanalytic perspective for psychosocial studies (Hollway, Hoggett, Jefferson, and Rustin). Our focus on Wendy Hollway's work is explained, and the logic of our discussion of reflexivity is clarified. The response examines five further issues: psychosocial studies as a discipline, psychoanalysis as a clinical practice, the discursive turn, “Lacan vs Klein”, and “inner” vs “outer” worlds. The paper concludes with a reiteration of the value of “negative” critique.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): psychosocial studies, reflexivity, negativity, applied psychoanalysis
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 10:17
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18

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