Ian Parker

Ian Parker is Professor of Psychology in the Discourse Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is widely published, and his books include The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology (1989), Psychoanalytic Culture: Psychoanalytic Discourse in Western Society (1997), Critical Discursive Psychology (2002), Slavoj Zizek: A Critical Introduction (2004) and Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation (2008).

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Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam: Cultural and Clinical Dialogues

Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam: Cultural and Clinical Dialogues

Edited by Ian Parker, Sabah Siddiqui

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This pioneering volume brings together scholars and clinicians working at the intersection of Islam and psychoanalysis to explore both the connections that link these two traditions, as well as the... (more)

Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy

Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy

Edited by Ian Parker, David Pavon Cuellar

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Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy is an introduction to the emerging field of Lacanian Discourse Analysis. It includes key papers that lay the... (more)

Psychology After Psychoanalysis: Psychosocial Studies and Beyond

Psychology After Psychoanalysis: Psychosocial Studies and Beyond

by Ian Parker

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Why is psychoanalysis now re-emerging as a sub-discipline inside psychology? What is the value of using psychoanalytic ideas to develop psychosocial research? How does psychoanalysis tackle the... (more)

Psychology After the Unconscious: From Freud to Lacan

Psychology After the Unconscious: From Freud to Lacan

by Ian Parker

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What is the role of 'representation' in Freud's concept of the unconscious? What are the implications for our understanding of language in the clinic? How does Lacan radicalise this 'unconscious' in... (more)

Psychology After Lacan: Connecting the Clinic and Research

Psychology After Lacan: Connecting the Clinic and Research

by Ian Parker

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Why is Lacanian psychoanalysis now appearing in psychology? What innovative account does it offer of the human subject? What are the implications for psychology as a separate discipline? This volujme... (more)

Slavoj Zizek: A Critical Introduction

Slavoj Zizek: A Critical Introduction

by Ian Parker

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Since the publication of his first book in English in 1989, Slavoj Zizek has quickly become one of the most widely read and contentious intellectuals alive today. With dazzling wit and tremendous... (more)

Psychoanalytic Culture: Psychoanalytic discourse in Western society

Psychoanalytic Culture: Psychoanalytic discourse in Western society

by Ian Parker

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Systematically reviews the key psychoanalytic theories and explores their relevance to modern life. Classical Freudian and object-relations theory is directed at the problem of group processes; ideas... (more)

Deconstructing Psychotherapy

Deconstructing Psychotherapy

by Ian Parker

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Taking the discursive and postmodern turn in psychotherapy a significant step forward, this book reflects on the role of psychotherapy in contemporary culture, develops critiques of language in... (more)

Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism

Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism

Edited by Ian Parker

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Offers a broad-ranging perspective of the contemporary debates surrounding social constructionist perspectives in psychology. The contributors map connections between theory, method, and politics in... (more)

Deconstructing Psychopathology

Deconstructing Psychopathology

by Ian Parker

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This accessible text provides a critical perspective on the institutions, practices and presuppositions that underlie the study of "psychopathology". The authors, coming from backgrounds in clinical... (more)

Critical Discursive Psychology

Critical Discursive Psychology

by Ian Parker

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Critical Discursive Psychology addresses issues in critical discursive research in psychology and outlines the historical context in the discipline for the emergence of qualitative debates. Key... (more)

Qualitative Psychology: Introducing Radical Research

Qualitative Psychology: Introducing Radical Research

by Ian Parker

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This book is designed as a practical guide for students that is also grounded in the latest developments in theory in psychology. Readers are introduced to theoretical approaches to ethnography,... (more)

Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation

Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation

Edited by Ian Parker, Simona Revelli

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'This book arises out of an important international conference held in March 2006 to discuss how regulation by the state has affected psychoanalysis as a clinical discipline in many different parts... (more)

Japan in Analysis: Cultures of the Unconscious

Japan in Analysis: Cultures of the Unconscious

by Ian Parker

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Addresses three key questions: Why is there psychoanalysis in Japan?, What do we learn about Japan from its own forms of analysis?, and What do we learn about ourselves from Japan? The book is about... (more)

From the Conscious Interior to an Exterior Unconscious: Lacan, Discourse Analysis and Social Psychology

From the Conscious Interior to an Exterior Unconscious: Lacan, Discourse Analysis and Social Psychology

by David Pavon Cuellar

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This striking Lacanian contribution to discourse analysis is also a critique of contemporary psychological abstraction, as well as a reassessment of the radical opposition between psychology and... (more)

Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity

Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity

by Ian Parker

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Jacques Lacan's impact upon the theory and practice of psychoanalysis worldwide cannot be underestimated. Lacanian Psychoanalysis looks at the current debates surrounding Lacanian practice and... (more)

Psy-Complex in Question: Critical Review in Psychology Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

Psy-Complex in Question: Critical Review in Psychology Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

by Ian Parker

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Psy-Complex in Question traces a series of key debates in and against the psy-complex through critical reviews of twenty-five key texts over the last twenty-five years, with an emphasis on recent... (more)

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