Considering Poststructuralist Discursive Community Psychology

Malherbe, Nick and Cornell, Josephine (2022) Considering Poststructuralist Discursive Community Psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 16 (4). e12661. ISSN 1751-9004

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Although critical community psychology (CCP) has embraced several discursive paradigms (e.g., critical discourse analysis, discursive psychology, Foucauldian discourse analysis), there remains little CCP work that attempts to conceive of CCP through a poststructuralist discursive lens, a lens that extends beyond, but certainly does not ignore, the analysis of data. In this article, we consider what we are calling poststructuralist discursive community psychology through a synthesis of poststructuralist discourse theory (PDT) and CCP. Such a psychology is one that conceives of social phenomena, and indeed conceives of itself, through a poststructuralist understanding of discourse. We offer two pathways through which to consider poststructuralist discursive community psychology: re-envisioning community and discursive consciousness-raising. We conclude by considering some of the theoretical limitations of our discussion, as well as the areas that future work into poststructuralist discursive community psychology may enter into.

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22 February 2022Accepted
4 March 2022Published Online
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-05 - others in psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Psychology
Depositing User: Josephine Cornell
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2023 14:49
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 13:03

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