Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

After words

£3.99

Product description

Throughout the human sciences, recent debates have centred on the relationship between social structures and subjectivity. These debates have been exemplary in the areas of gender, discourse and psychotherapy. Drawing on postmodernism and on psychoanalysis, scholars in these areas have attempted to theorise the social 'human subject' as a site for the expression of cultural and linguistic forces, whilst struggling to maintain the possibility of personal agency and political resistance.In this book, which draws on some of Stephen Frosh's most innovative work, the question of how to understand the 'personal' in contemporary social life is explored through three themes: 'troubled masculinities', 'postmodernism and family therapy' and 'beyond discourse'. The studies which make up the book centre on the task of constructing theories which are genuinely 'psychosocial' in the sense of dealing with processes of social construction and with personal agency, in a context that celebrates the diversity of cultural and subjective forms. The book thus represents a substantial contribution to thinking around the intersections between psychology, psychoanalysis, systems therapy, postmodernism and social theory.Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He was previously Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is the author of numerous academic papers and several books, the most recent (with Ann Phoenix and Rob Pattman) being Young Masculinities: Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society.

Item details

Author(s):
Stephen Frosh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033396358X
ISBN-13:
9780333963586
Number of pages:
168
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
After words

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Throughout the human sciences, recent debates have centred on the relationship between social structures and subjectivity. These debates have been exemplary in the areas of gender, discourse and psychotherapy. Drawing on postmodernism and on psychoanalysis, scholars in these areas have attempted to theorise the social 'human subject' as a site for the expression of cultural and linguistic forces, whilst struggling to maintain the possibility of personal agency and political resistance.In this book, which draws on some of Stephen Frosh's most innovative work, the question of how to understand the 'personal' in contemporary social life is explored through three themes: 'troubled masculinities', 'postmodernism and family therapy' and 'beyond discourse'. The studies which make up the book centre on the task of constructing theories which are genuinely 'psychosocial' in the sense of dealing with processes of social construction and with personal agency, in a context that celebrates the diversity of cultural and subjective forms. The book thus represents a substantial contribution to thinking around the intersections between psychology, psychoanalysis, systems therapy, postmodernism and social theory.Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He was previously Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is the author of numerous academic papers and several books, the most recent (with Ann Phoenix and Rob Pattman) being Young Masculinities: Understanding Boys in Contemporary Society.

Author(s):
Stephen Frosh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033396358X
ISBN-13:
9780333963586
Number of pages:
168
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
After words

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Shop Burleigh Street

We are the largest in the family of four Oxfam Shops within the city. We offer our customers a vast selection of products, ranging from Fairtrade food, gifts, jewellery, greetings cards and eco-gadgets, women's, men's and children's clothing and accessories, books, homeware, furniture, music and movies. We are situated close to the Grafton Shopping Centre, are open seven days a week, and have easy rear access to drop off donations, via East Road.

View Shop