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    And where were your brothers in all this? a psychosocial approach to texts on 'brothering'

    Saville Young, L. and Frosh, Stephen (2010) And where were your brothers in all this? a psychosocial approach to texts on 'brothering'. Qualitative Research 10 (5), pp. 511-531. ISSN 1468-7941.

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    This article offers a psychosocial analysis of interview material from a larger study on ‘brothering’, making an empirically grounded contribution to what are frequently abstract debates on the use of psychoanalysis to ‘read’ narratives. Recent psychosocial approaches which employ psychoanalysis alongside discursive psychology are reviewed, including a Lacanian approach which has been described as a less certain and potentially less individualizing and pathologizing gaze to take up in psychosocial studies. The authors put forward the notion of concentric reflexivity to apply Lacanian theoretical concepts to narrative material, ‘troubling’ sense-making, alongside recent calls for psychoanalysis to be employed in psychosocial work as a tool for ‘disintegrating’ and ‘disrupting’ text. The discussion argues for the interruptedness of narrative as an ethical necessity and for acknowledging fragmentation as central to the construction of an ethical subject.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): brothering, concentric reflexivity, discursive psychology, ethics, Lacan narrative, psychosocial, psychoanalysis
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 15:16
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:14


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