Research Centre for Qualitative Research, Subjectivity and Critical Theory
Centre co-ordinator: Dr Paul Duckett
We develop innovative empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of subjectivity, and to elaborate constructionist, feminist and psychoanalytic ways of facilitating critical reflection on cultural processes, academic production and research practice.
Since 2000 QRSCT members have been involved in the planning and hosting of events for the ‘Discourse Unit: Discursive Practice’ course, the ‘Attempted Suicide and Self-Harm (South Asian Women)’ project, the ‘Domestic Violence and Minoritisation’ project, ‘Psychology Politics Resistance: Asylum in the 21 st Century’ project, ‘Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix’, the ‘LSE/MMU Flesh and Blood: Psychoanalysis, Politics, Resistance’, and the ‘Paranoia Network’.
Since 2000 QRSCT have had international visitors from Argentina (Susana Seidmann), Brazil (Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker), Canada (Ian Lubek, Janet Stoppard), Denmark (Jacob Cornett, Morten Nissen), Greece (Grigoris Potamianos), Japan (Yasuhiro Igarashi), Mexico (Bernardo Jiménez-Domínguez), New Zealand (Leigh Coombes, Wendy Drewery, Neville Robertson), Spain (Barbara Biglia), the United States (Christine LaCerva) and South Africa (Jill Bradbury, Grahame Hayes, David Neves).
International Conferences and Publications
Since 2000 QRSCT members have presented papers in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, US America and South Africa. QRSCT members have had academic work translated into Danish, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. The international peer-refereed journal Annual Review of Critical Psychology is produced within the department. The special issue on ‘Feminisms and Activisms’ appeared in 2005. From 2006 the journal will appear online, on www.discourseunit.com
Research Projects include:
Members of this research centre include: