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Confronting theory: the psychology of cultural studies

Confronting theory: the psychology of cultural studies

Author: Philip Bell
Publisher: Bristol Intellect 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Rather than merely dismissing Theory writing as visibly pretentious and abstract, this book examines its principal concepts from the perspective of academic psychology and shows that although many of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Bell
ISBN: 9781841503172 1841503177
OCLC Number: 901187799
Description: 147 p.
Contents: Chapter One:Cultural Studies and Capital-T TheoryThe Problem of 'Theory'Cultural Studies and/as PsychologyTexts and Science Theory's Challenge Chapter Two:What is Theory About?Immaterial FoundationsAfter the 'Sokal Hoax'Theory is Not Metaphor Chapter Three:Different ThingsLanguage ProblemsReductionism and 'Essentialism'Relations and ThingsBecoming TheoreticalReal Differences: 'Race' and IdentityMaking Sense of Difference Chapter Four:Theory, People and 'Subjects'Psychology and the Emergence of Cultural StudiesThe 'Return to the Signifier'Semiotic Subjects, or Persons?Decentring PsychologyEquivocating: Anti-'Essentialism'Subjects Need Biology Chapter Five:'Post-Human' Theory and Cultural StudiesThe Printing Press, Digital Media and HumanismEnlightenment HumanismEscaping the Human?Problems of Coherence Chapter Six:Affecting OntologiesAffect as an EntityThe Trinity: Feeling, Emotion, AffectBecoming Ontological - The Student's ProblemAffect extraordinaire: Horse Sense? Chapter Seven:Real experience, Un-real ScienceMoving Science: The Body in TheoryVital PhenomenologyNeo- or Non-Psychology?Realism as an Ethical Attitude Chapter Eight:Theory and EducationRealism as a Default PositionWhen Students 'do Theory'Teaching TheoryBluffing 'Post-Humanities' and EducationNo Laughing Matter
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