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    Temporal drag: transdisciplinarity and the 'case' of psychosocial studies

    Baraitser, Lisa (2015) Temporal drag: transdisciplinarity and the 'case' of psychosocial studies. Theory, Culture & Society 32 (5-6), pp. 207-231. ISSN 0263-2764.

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    Psychosocial studies is a putatively ‘new’ or emerging field concerned with the irreducible relation between psychic and social life. Genealogically, it attempts to re-suture a tentative relation between mind and social world, individual and mass, internality and externality, norm and subject, and the human and non-human, through gathering up and re-animating largely forgotten debates that have played out across a range of other disciplinary spaces. If, as I argue, the central tenets, concepts and questions for psychosocial studies emerge out of a re-appropriation of what have become anachronistic or ‘useless’ concepts in other fields – ‘the unconscious’, for instance, in the discipline of psychology – then we need to think about transdisciplinarity not just in spatial terms (that is, in terms of the movement across disciplinary borders) but also in temporal terms. This may involve engaging with theoretical ‘embarrassments’, one of which – the notion of ‘psychic reality’ – I explore here.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Special Issue: Transdisciplinary Problematics, eds. Peter Osborne, Stella Sandford, Eric Alliez.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): psychic reality, psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, transdisciplinarity
    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), Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Lisa Baraitser
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 09:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:24


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