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Cyberpsychology explores the connections between modes of information and the management of the individual in the context of new technologies. Tracing historical and contemporary lines of argument, the text brings together psychologists and cultural theorists working in the spheres of technology and subjectivity to explore links between popular culture, technoscience, feminism, ethics and politics. Wide-ranging and provocative, each chapter engages with mainstream psychological research and critical social trends to explore issues such as the collapse of memory and creativity and the applications of virtual technologies to the lives of people with disabilities. It is essential reading for anyone interested in critical psychology and the developing communications media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333735770
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 08/04/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

ANGEL JUAN GORDO LÓPEZ is Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sociology IV at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the author of The Psycho-Techno-Complex: Psychological Boundary Objects and Psychology, Discourse and Social Practice: From Regulation to Resistance with Alldred et al (1996) and has contributed to The Cyborg Handbook (1995).

IAN PARKER is Professor of Psychology at The Manchester Metropolitan University. He has written widely in the field of critical psychology; his most recent publication is Psychoanalytic Discourse in Western Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction; A.J.Gordo L—pez & I.Parker.- PART ONE: CONDITIONS OF POSSIBILITY FOR THE PSY-TECHNO COMPLEX.- The Labouring Body and the Posthuman; J.Sey .- Vertiginous Technology: Towards a Psychoanalytic Genealogy of Technique; C.Soldevilla Pérez.- Cyberpsychosis: the Feminization of the Post-biological Body; J. Marsden.- Genealogies of the Self in Virtual-Geographical Reality; N.Correa de Jesús.- PART TWO: BODY POLITICS, ETHICS AND RESEARCH PRACTICE.- Cyborgs and Stigma: Technology, Disability, Subjectivity; J.Cromby & P.Standen.- Psychological Ethics and Cyborg Body Politics; B.Bayer.- In and Out of the Digital Closet: the Self as Communicational Network; H.J.Figueroa-Sarriera.- Electronic Networks and Subjectivity; S.Brown.- PART THREE: TRAJECTORIES, IDENTITIES AND EVENTS.- The Child and the Cyborg; E.Burman.- Cyberpsychology and Cyborgs; D.Heggs.- Against Social Constructionist Cyborgian Territorialisations; F.Javier Tirado .- PART FOUR: COMMENTARIES.- The Cyber and the Subjective; S.Jones.- Are Media Cyborgs? V.Nightingale .- Index.

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