What harm does psychology do to people's lives, and what do we do approximately it? How can we understand and aid resistance? Written via specialist practitioners-researchers, this co-authored ebook explores how psychology legislates on normality after which makes use of its "expert" wisdom to show social marginalisation into pathology.
Chapters handle a variety of cultural and institutional arenas within which inequalities based round different types of gender, "race", type and sexuality are reproduced by way of mental practices: from self-help books to big hospitals, from university exclusions to Gender id Clinics, from mothering magazines to psychological wellbeing and fitness companies. yet faraway from simply documenting the wear and tear, this ebook identifies the ways that either pros and clients of companies can act to counter psychology's abuses. As functional intervention in addition to theoretical critique, Psychology, Discourse and Social Practice deals tangible examples of ways switch will be effected. This ebook should be of curiosity to complicated undergraduates and postgraduates in psychology, health and wellbeing, schooling and welfare disciplines. it's also suitable to social staff and schooling and healthiness execs, in addition to expert psychologists.
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