Alison Nesbitt

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Critical Social Psychology: An Introduction by Brendan Gough
This book serves its purpose as a broad overview of critical theory as applied to social psychology. Although it may seem elusive at first, it is in fact an introductory level book. It is well worth making the effort to grapple with the concepts even though they are at first difficult. The book is probably more difficult for psychology students than sociology students since the former are so immersed in mainstream social psychology, and are rarely encouraged to be reflexive about that. Once the reader is comfortable with the material and is ready to move beyond an introduction, there are plenty of references for further reading. Having said that, it probably is time for a newer, updated… Read more
Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love,&hellip by Meg Barker
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rewriting the Rules, 30 Nov 2012
Already familiar with the Rewriting the Rules website I eagerly awaited the launch of this book. Even though I've read every page I wouldn't say that I've finished reading. This is definitely a text that I'll return to time and again to dip in and out of according to which aspect of relationships I'm thinking about or grappling with at a particular time.

Admittedly, alarm bells rang when I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with pretty much everything Meg was saying. This was ironic since Meg clearly states that she is not the expert on my relationships, but that in fact I am - there are, after all, no universal rules so how could she tell a whole bunch of individual readers… Read more
Queer Theory,Gender Theory: An Instant Primer by Riki Anne Wilchins
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Not only does Riki Wilchins stimulate the reader to see in ways that one might not be accustomed to, this author also manages to target all manners of readership. 'Post-modernism' is often accused of being inaccessible to novices but Riki succeeds in reaching out to those of us who might otherwise be excluded from such writings, and I think without compromising complexity of theory too much. For an understanding of Derrida, Foucault and Butler, for some insight into the benefits of seeing gender and sexuality in ways other than the taken-for granted, and for an enjoyable read, I recommend this book.