Never the twain shall meet: a critical appraisal of the combination of discourse and psychoanalytic theory in studies of men and masculinity

EDLEY, N., 2006. Never the twain shall meet: a critical appraisal of the combination of discourse and psychoanalytic theory in studies of men and masculinity. Sex Roles, 55, pp. 601-608. ISSN 0360-0025

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a number of attempts by different researchers to study men and masculinity using a combination of discourse theory and psychoanalysis. The main reason for this development is the sense that, on its own, discourse theory provides an incomplete account of masculine subjectivity. Psychoanalysis is thought to be able to fill those gaps. In this paper I want to begin by reviewing these arguments. I will provide an outline of the alleged deficiencies in discursive approaches to men and masculinity before going on to examine some of the work that has attempted the above synthesis. What I aim to show is that, for a number of reasons, such attempts are bound to fail. Instead, I will argue that better progress can be made in studies of masculinity by remaining within the theoretical boundaries of Discursive Psychology.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sex Roles
Creators: Edley, N.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date: 2006
Volume: 55
ISSN: 0360-0025
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10.1007/s11199-006-9116-xDOI
Rights: © 2006 Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:10
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:20
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8751

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