A critical approach, for me, is one which brings to the surface the underlying ideas in any piece of knowledge, theory or writing; checks whose interest they are serving, tries to work within a framework of ideas and create ideas which promote social justice and tries to challenge/contest ideas which hinder social justice or promote social injustice. Ideas and power are inseparable. Critical analysis looks at texts like policies, newspaper articles, scientific journal articles, films, photographs etc'''and obituaries'''and asks what systems of ideas underlie them, how we are being led by them to think and whose interests that serves. I am grateful to Adele Laing for critical feedback on previous drafts of this obituary.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|