Crocket, Alastair (2010) Subject, object: Overlapping discursive effects? In: New Zealand Association of Counsellors Research Conference, 24-25 June, 2010, Tauranga, New Zealand. (Unpublished)
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The theories of subjectification developed by Judith Butler and Bronwyn Davies from Foucault’s writing can provide a powerful reading of the moment by moment production of a counsellor and her client. However in the midst of a doctoral research project I became interested in the ways in which hegemonic discourses of state power influenced the production of some counselling relationships as was apparent in some accounts of practice in my data. I found that Butler and Davies’ theories of subjectification only provided a partial explanation for these situations. I returned to Foucault and reconsidered his concept of the discursive object and also his references to the objectivization of the subject to produce a more satisfactory theorizing of the effects of hegemonic discourse on the moment by moment production of counsellor, client and the counselling relationship.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Keywords that describe the item:||Discourse, Foucault, Butler, subjectification, objectivization|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Social Development|
|Deposited On:||20 Apr 2011 22:28|
|Last Modified:||20 Apr 2011 22:28|
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