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© 2001

Mass Hysteria

Critical psychology and media studies

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 1-15
  3. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 16-25
  4. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 26-38
  5. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 39-58
  6. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 59-69
  7. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 70-78
  8. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 79-89
  9. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 90-100
  10. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 101-121
  11. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 122-151
  12. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 152-178
  13. Lisa Blackman, Valerie Walkerdine
    Pages 179-196
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 197-216

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an innovative approach to the relation of psychology to the media for media and cultural studies students. Drawing on post-structuralism, discursive psychology, postcolonial theory and feminism, the book explores the regulation of the masses and its place both in the project of psychology and of media studies. By means of a number of innovative case studies, the book demonstrates the centrality of images of Otherness in constituting the relation between the normal and pathological that lies at the heart of the relationship between psychology and the media. The book establishes a way beyond the present impasse and looks forward to a different way of thinking about psychology and the media. Essential reading for all media and cultural studies students and for those interested in media psychology.

Keywords

communication Critical Psychology Cultural Studies Hysteria media media studies psychoanalysis psychology structuralism

About the authors

LISA BLACKMAN is a critical psychologist who teaches media studies and researches new forms of subjectivity, such as psychiatric user groups and emerging forms of spiritual practice. She is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College.

VALERIE WALKERDINE is a critical psychologist who works at the intersection of psychology, social and cultural theory. She is Foundation Professor of Critical Psychology at University of Western Sydney, Nepean and the author of a number of books including Daddy's Girl (Macmillan 1997) and Growing Up Girl (Macmillan, forthcoming).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mass Hysteria
  • Book Subtitle Critical psychology and media studies
  • Authors Lisa Blackman
    Valerie Walkerdine
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-91159-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-64781-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-64782-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-91159-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 224
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Media Studies
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