ARCP 9: Marxism and Psychology

This issue of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology (ARCP) explores issues that emerge at the intersection of Marxist scholarship and psychological practice. Given the ongoing global financial crisis, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the role that modern psychological research and practice play both in reproducing and in legitimizing one of the dominant features of modern society. We hope that the articles in this issue will persuade scholars, students, and activists that Marxism remains a potent tool for interrogating the economic and political foundations of modern psychology. It should be noted that the papers included in this issue were originally presented at the first Marxism and Psychology Conference held at the University of Prince Edward Island in August of 2010.

Contents of ARCP 9

INTRODUCTION

Marxist Scholarship and Psychological Practice
MICHAEL ARFKEN

Marxism and Psychology Conference 2010
IAN PARKER

ARTICLES

Knowledge and Interest in Psychology: From Ideology to Ideology Critique and Beyond
GORDANA JOVANOVIĆ

Reconstructing the Critique of Ideology: A Critical-Hermeneutic and PsychologicalOutline
THOMAS TEO

Re-Imagining Non-Domination: Troubling Assumptions in Psychoanalytic Critical Theory
BOGDAN POPA

The Role of Technology in Herbert Marcuse’ s Eros and Civilization
JAMES MCMAHON

Hidden Trends: Reason, Renunciation and Liberation in Marcuse’s Appropriation of Hegel and Freud
ELLIOTT BUCKLAND

Meditation of the Socialist Dream: Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and the Political Organization of a Discipline
GREGORY FLEMMING

Marx in Lacan: Proletarian Truth in Opposition to Capitalist Psychology
DAVID PAVÓN-CUÉLLAR

To Sell Marx in North America is to Not Sell Marx
BRAD PIEKKOLA

Ideology Beyond Marx: Shame, Disambiguation, and the Social Fashioning of Reparation
STEVE LAROCCO

The Malleable and Open Body: Emancipatory or Oppressive?
CLIFFORD VAN OMMEN & VASI VAN DEVENTER

Identity Recognition and the Normative Challenge of Crowd Psychology
RADU NECULAU

Marxian Currents in Latin and North American Community Psychology
RAVI GOKANI

The Development of Development: A Post-Marxist Analysis of the Development of Hegemonic Developmental Psychology
JOANNA WASIAK

Wresting Change as a Liberating Concept: Lessons Learned from Teen Moms in a Liberation Psychology Workshop
COLLEEN MACQUARRIE, EMILY RUTLEDGE & LORRAINE BEGLEY

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