Performing Psychology: A Postmodern Culture of the Mind / Edition 1

Performing Psychology: A Postmodern Culture of the Mind / Edition 1

by Lois Holzman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415922054

ISBN-13: 9780415922050

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

More than an academic critique, Performing Psychology offers a new methodology for understanding human life. Arguing that both psychological activity and its study are essentially performance, Neuman and his colleagues expose the myths of mainstream psychology and the limitations of its postmodern challengers.  See more details below

Overview

More than an academic critique, Performing Psychology offers a new methodology for understanding human life. Arguing that both psychological activity and its study are essentially performance, Neuman and his colleagues expose the myths of mainstream psychology and the limitations of its postmodern challengers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415922050
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Introduction5
Life Upon the Wicked Stage33
Life As Performance (Can You Practice Psychology If There's Nothing That's "Really" Going On?)49
Diagnosis: The Human Cost of the Rage to Order73
Beyond Narrative to Performed Conversation ("In the Beginning" Comes Much Later)87
A Therapeutic Deconstruction of the Illusion of Self111
Science Can Do Better than Sokal: A Commentary on the So-called Science Wars133
The Story of Truth (A Whodunit) or Philosophie dans la Theatre143
Twenty-Two Weeks of Pointless Conversation157
What Is to Be Dead? (Philosophical Scenes)197
Contributors225
Index227

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >