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Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human Sciences

The Subjectivity Of Participation

Articulating Social Work Practice with Youth in Copenhagen

Authors: Nissen, M.

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What is a 'we' a collective and how can we use such communal self-knowledge to help people? This book is about collectivity, participation, and subjectivity and about the social theories that may help us understand these matters. It also seeks to learn from the innovative practices and ideas of a community of social/youth workers in Copenhagen between 1987 and 2003, who developed a pedagogy through creating collectives and mobilizing young people as participants. The theoretical and practical traditions are combined in a unique methodology viewing research as a contentious modeling of prototypical practices. Through this dialogue, it develops an original trans-disciplinary critical theory and practice of collective subjectivity for which the ongoing construction and overcoming of common sense, or ideology, is central. It also points to ways of relating discourse with agency, and fertilizing insights from interactionism and ideology theories in a cultural-historical framework.

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MORTEN NISSEN (http://mnissen.psy.ku.dk) teaches community psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Fredrikstad, Norway. He investigates participation, subjectivity, 'wild' social work, and addiction, with a focus on theories, standards, and practices. He edits Outlines – Critical Practice Studies (www.outlines.dk), and heads the research centre SUBSTANce-Subjects and standards.

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"This is a very engagingly written and erudite cross-disciplinary intervention that not only connects key conceptual-political debates in psychology with the challenges and dilemmas of social work practice, but uses the latter to press for an urgent reorientation of psychological models that could enable better and more engaged forms of practice. The author has a strong and lengthy track record of work in this area, and this text represents a key synthesis and focused consideration of this corpus of work." - Erica Burman


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Subjectivity Of Participation
Book Subtitle
Articulating Social Work Practice with Youth in Copenhagen
Authors
Series Title
Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human Sciences
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36789-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230367890
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23760-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31497-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
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