Much recent work in social psychology has questioned the assumptions and practices of traditional research and debate. This book pulls these new trends together in a major overview of the main theoretical, political and empirical developments.
Assembling a group of leading figures in the field, the book addresses the need for a critical perspective in social psychology and examines the many levels of discussion that have informed that critique.
The contributors encompass such key topics as:
· political analysis in a postmodern world;
· the status of qualitative methods;
· realism versus relativism; and
· the question of subjectivity from a critical perspective.
Accessible and often passionately argued, Critical Social Psychology offers a fascinating tour of the important contemporary debates by the leading exponents in the discipline. It will be essential reading for students and academics in social psychology.