Ian Parker: This World Demands our Attention

Dimitris Papadopoulos, Ernst Schraube


This conversation deals with the social role, epistemological presuppositions, and meth­od­ological questions of critical psychology and discourse analysis. The first part of the conver­sation touches on the social and epistemic conditions for the turn to the concept of discourse, the current status and functions of critical psychol­ogy, and methodological principles of the empirical research practice of critical discourse analysis. The second part focuses on the methodological and epistemological background of discourse anal­ysis, particularly the challenge of discourse anal­ysis for mainstream/positivist models of research and the problem of a realist vs. constructionist approach to psychological inquiry. The last part illuminates the relation of critical psychology with various major social theories and movements, specifically Marxism, feminism, and psycho­anal­ysis in the context of contemporary postmodern conditions.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403149


critical psychology; discourse anal­ysis; discursive psychology; realism; con­struction­ism; feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; post­modern conditions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.3.558

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