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From discourse to awareness: Rhetoric, mindfulness, and a psychology without foundations

Stanley, Steven 2013. From discourse to awareness: Rhetoric, mindfulness, and a psychology without foundations. Theory & Psychology 23 (1) , pp. 60-80. 10.1177/0959354312463261

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This paper argues for a shift in the grounding of psychology from discourse to a “groundless ground” rooted in an ethically sensitive, within-person, and moment-to-moment embodied awareness. It offers a critique of discursive and rhetorical psychology commensurate with “affective turn” studies and develops an approach based in the practice of mindfulness meditation. This orientation enables the participant-researcher to come into experiential contact with a domain of pre-subjectivity not often addressed by discursive approaches. It also considers parallels between discursive constructionism and Buddhist mindfulness and shows how mindfulness is relationally and rhetorically organized as a social practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buddhism; discursive psychology; embodiment; mindfulness; rhetoric
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0959-3543
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:16

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