The societal unconscious : psychosocial perspectives on adult learning / edited by Henning Salling Olesen.

Leiden Boston : Brill | Sense, 2020.
1 online resource.
Research on the Education and Learning of Adults; volume 8.
Research on the Education and Learning of Adults; volume 8

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Adult education -- Research.
Adult learning -- Research.
Learning, Psychology of.
Electronic books.
"The Societal Unconscious presents an innovative development of theory and methodology for adult education and learning research, recognizing psychodynamic dimensions of learning processes. With few exceptions the unconscious has been neglected in critical adult education research. The psychosocial approach in this book seeks to re-integrate the societal and the psychodynamic dimensions in analyzing adult learners and learning processes. The book responds to contemporary awareness of the societal and cultural nature of subjectivity with a new material and dialectic psychosocial theory, comprising conscious as well as unconscious levels. Tracing interdisciplinary inspirations it sets a new broad horizon for in-depth understanding of learning in everyday life. A number of empirical analyses demonstrate the entanglement of societal and psychodynamic dimensions of learning. One part deals with the complex subjective continuities and discontinuities in individual learning and career. Another part comprises analyses of leadership and the social psychology of organizational processes, and the psycho-social aspects of institutional regeneration. A third part presents outlooks into the social psychology dimensions of wider societal and political processes, including "identity politics" and xenophobia".
Foreword / Laura Formenti
The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA)
Kirsten Weber in memoriam
Introduction: The scholarly landscape / Henning Salling Olesen
Ambivalence and experience : un-conscious dimensions of working women's social learning women's lives and experiences / Kirsten Weber
Everyday life and the societal unconscious / Thomas Leithäuser
Aggression, recognition and qualification : on the social psychology of adult education in everyday life / Kirsten Weber
The relevance of biographical studies for empowerment strategies / Regina Becker-Schmidt
The milk lady : a nurturing identification object / Karsten Mellon
What does it mean to become a church minister? / Sissel Finholt-Pedersen
A psycho-social study of collegial relations among secondary school teachers in times of reform / Åse Høgsbroe Lading
Effective leadership? A case study in work psychodynamics / Peter Henrik Raae
The uses of objects : reflexive learning in the epistemic museum / Lynn Froggett
Psychoanalyis, fundamentalism, critical theory and the unconscious : adult education, Islamic fundamentalism and the subjectivity of omniscience / Linden West
Cultural Identity, learning and social prejudice : the politicization of subjectivity in former Yugoslavia / Henning Salling Olesen
SocialiZation, language, and scenic understanding. Alfred Lorenzer's contribution to a psycho-societal methodology / Henning Salling Olesen and Kirsten Weber.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Olesen, Henning Salling, editor.
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004420274 DOI