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Experience on the Edge: Theorizing Liminality

Editors: Wagoner, Brady, Zittoun, Tania (Eds.)

  • Focuses on theorizing and applying the concept of liminality within psychology
  • Provides diverse case studies from around the world to illustrate liminality in action
  • Structured as a dialogue between Paul Stenner and a series of commentators on his work.
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Liminality has become a key concept within the social sciences, with a growing number of publications devoted to it in recent years. The concept is needed to address those aspects of human experience and social life that fall outside of ordered structures. In contrast to the clearly defined roles and routines that define so much of industrial work and economic life, it highlights spaces of transition, indefiniteness, ambiguity, play and creativity. Thus, it is an indispensable concept and a necessary counterweight to the overemphasis on structural influences on human behavior.

This book aims to use the concept of liminality to develop a culturally and experientially sensitive psychology. This is accomplished by first setting out an original theoretical framework focused on understanding the ‘liminal sources of cultural experience,’ and second an application of concept to a number of different domains, such as tourism, pilgrimage, aesthetics, children’s play, art therapy, and medical diagnosis. Finally, all these domains are then brought together in a concluding commentary chapter that puts them in relation to an overarching theoretical framework. 

This book will be useful for graduate students and researchers in cultural psychology, critical psychology, psychosocial psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, anthropology and the social sciences, cultural studies among others.

About the authors

Brady Wagoner is Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University as well as Professor II at Bjørknes Høyskole. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he also co-created the F.C. Bartlett Internet Archive. He is associate editor of the journals Culture & Psychology and on several editorial boardsHis research focuses on the cultural and constructive dimensions of the mind, particularly in relation to memory, imagination and social change. His most recent books include The Constructive Mind: Bartlett’s Psychology in Reconstruction (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Handbook of Culture and Memory (Oxford University Press, 2018) and The Psychology of Radical Social Change with Fathali Moghaddam and Jaan Valsiner (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has received two early career awards from the American Psychological Association (divisions 24 and 26) and has been a research fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Studies in Lyon, Madrid and Amsterdam. 

 

Tania Zittoun is professor at the Institute of psychology and education at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). She develops a sociocultural psychology of the lifecourse, with a specific focus on transitions, the role of institutions and the dynamics of imagination. Her theoretical work is in dialogue with psychoanalysis and the critical social sciences. Her current empirical work addresses mobility as well as ageing. She is Associate Editor of Culture & Psychology, and her last books are Human development in the lifecourse. Melodies of living (with Jaan Valsiner, and four other colleagues, CUP, 2013), Imagination in Human and Cultural development (with Alex Gillespie, Routledge, 2016) and the Handbook of culture and imagination (OUP, 2018, co-edited with Vlad P. Glaveanu).    

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experience on the Edge: Theorizing Liminality
Editors
  • Brady Wagoner
  • Tania Zittoun
Series Title
Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-83171-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-83171-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-83170-7
Series ISSN
2523-8663
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 200
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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