ABSTRACT

This volume encompasses deeply critical dialogues that question how the field of psychology exists within and is shaped by the current neoliberal political context. Spanning from psychoanalysis to post-colonial theory, these far-reaching discussions consider how a greater ethical responsiveness to human experience and sociopolitical arrangements may reopen the borders of psychological discourse.

With the understanding that psychology grows in the soil of neoliberal terrain and is a chief fertilizer for neoliberal expansion, the interviews in this book explore alternative possibilities for how this field of study might function. By offering their own unique responses regarding the current condition of their respective disciplines, these scholars critically consider the current conceptual frameworks that set the theoretical boundaries of psychology, and contemplate the ethical responsibility currently affecting the field.

This book will prove essential for scholars and students across several disciplines including psychology, philosophy, ethics, and post-colonial and socio-cultural studies, as well as practising mental health professionals with an interest in the importance of psychological social theory.

chapter |13 pages

Introduction

Manic Societies and Overfunctioning Sciences
ByDavid M. Goodman, Heather Macdonald, Sara Carabbio-Thopsey

chapter 1|30 pages

The Personal Is Political

A Conversation with Jeff Sugarman Interviewed by Mark Freeman
ByMark Freeman, Jeff Sugarman

chapter 2|40 pages

Subjectivity and the Critical Imagination in Neoliberal Capitalism

Conversation with Thomas Teo Interviewed by Thomas Teo and Dennis C. Wendt
ByHeather Macdonald, Sara Carabbio-Thopsey, David M. Goodman

chapter 3|46 pages

Culture, Context, and Coloniality

Bhatia's Decolonizing Psychology and Kirschner's Sociocultural Subjectivities Sunil Bhatia and Suzanne R. Kirschner interview each other
BySunil Bhatia, Suzanne R. Kirschner

chapter 4|32 pages

Psychology as Apparatus

An Interview with Sam Binkley Interviewed by Derek Hook
ByDerek Hook, Sam Binkley

chapter 5|23 pages

Infinite Greed and Transcendental Materialism

A Conversation with Adrian Johnston Interviewed by Heather Macdonald
ByHeather Macdonald, Adrian Johnston

chapter 6|19 pages

On Destructiveness

A Conversation with Sue Grand Interviewed by Jill Salberg
BySue Grand, Jill Salberg

chapter 7|22 pages

Taking Persons Seriously

A Conversation with Jack Martin Interviewed by Jeff Sugarman
ByJack Martin, Jeff Sugarman

chapter 8|31 pages

Philosophical Hermeneutics and Psychological Understanding

A Conversation with Frank C. Richardson Interviewed by Jeff Sugarman
ByJeff Sugarman, Frank C. Richardson