Scenic Writing and Scenic Understanding

  • Wendy Hollway
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial Series book series (STIP)


This chapter introduces the concepts of scene and scenic understanding from Alfred Lorenzer, German cultural analyst and psychoanalyst in the Frankfurt tradition1; concepts that are explicitly psycho-social and congruent with the psychoanalytically informed epistemology and methodology that has inspired my research practice. In this tradition, ‘Imagination is scenic in its format: it inter-relates all informative, sensual and situated impressions in holistic images’ (Salling Olesen, 2012, para 3).


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© Wendy Hollway 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Hollway
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  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

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