Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Teo

Situationism

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_284

Introduction

There is a clear lack of radical and political analyses of space and place in the disciplines of psychology and critical psychology. In this encyclopedia entry for situationism will be presented an argument for why critical psychologists should draw on French situationist theory in order to study modern environments. A review of the French section of the Situationist International will be provided, which will then be followed with how some critical psychologists have recently drawn on that work in conceptualizing new approaches to the study of space and place.

Definition

The term “situationism” was developed by a group of radical French artists, intellectuals, and poets who called themselves the Situationist International. First of all, it should be noted that it was never the intention of the situationists to turn their work into a fixed paradigm of knowledge or to create an ideology or perspective. Indeed in the first issue of the Situationist Internationaljournal,...

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Online Resources

  1. Situationist International Online http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/
  2. Bored in the City Collective http://boredinthecitycollective.blogspot.com/

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Psychology and CounsellingUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK