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Langdridge, Darren (2017). Phenomenology. In: Gough, Brendan ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 165–183.

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Phenomenological psychology has been growing rapidly in popularity over the last 20 years. In this chapter, I outline the fundamentals of phenomenology and argue that it offers a powerful alternative to mainstream psychology, with considerable emancipatory potential. I do this by first discussing how the phenomenological focus on description of the things in their appearing allows us to attend closely to lived experience such that we prioritise the voices of our participants. And second, I show how an analysis of the lifeworld in phenomenology can be supplemented by social theoretical critique if we engage with ideas from hermeneutics.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author
ISBN: 1-137-51017-X, 978-1-137-51017-4
Keywords: phenomenology; hermeneutics; critical psychology; power; politics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 45882
Depositing User: Darren Langdridge
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 12:43
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 15:40
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