Ian Parker is Co-Director (with Erica Burman) of the Discourse Unit, Managing Editor of Annual Review of Critical Psychology, Secretary of Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix, member of the Asylum Magazine editorial collective, and supporter of the Fourth International. He is a researcher, supervisor and consultant in critical psychology and psychoanalysis.




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Parker, I. (2020) Psychology through Critical Auto-Ethnography: Academic Discipline, Professional Practice and Reflexive History. London and New York: Routledge. [ISBN:  9780367344177]






Parker, I. (2019) Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context: Subjectivity, History and Autobiography. London and New York: Routledge. [ISBN: 9780367144333]




Parker, I. and Siddiqui, S. (eds) (2019) Islamic Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Islam: Cultural and Clinical Dialogues. London and New York: Routledge. [ISBN: 9780367086749], https://www.routledge.com/Islamic-Psychoanalysis-and-Psychoanalytic-Islam-Cultural-and-Clinical-Dialogues/Parker-Siddiqui/p/book/9780367086749




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Parker, I. (2018) Psy-Complex in Question: Critical Review in Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory. Winchester and Washington: Zero Books.




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Parker, I. (2017) Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left. Winchester and Washington: Zero Books [ISBN: 978-1-78535-642-1]




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Parker, I. (ed.) (2015) Handbook of Critical Psychology. London and New York: Routledge. [ISBN: 978-1-84872-218-7]



Parker, I. (2015) Critical Discursive Psychology (2nd Edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [ISBN: 9781137485595]


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Parker, I. (2015) Psychology After the Crisis: Scientific paradigms and political debate. Abingdon/New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-84872-207-1]


Parker, I. (2015) Psychology After Discourse Analysis: Concepts, methods, critique. Abingdon/New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-84872-211-8]

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Parker, I. (2015) Psychology After Deconstruction: Erasure and Social Reconstruction. Abingdon/New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-84872-209-5]


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Parker, I. (2015) Psychology After the Unconscious: From Freud to Lacan. Abingdon/New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-84872-215-6]


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Parker, I. (2015) Psychology After Psychoanalysis: Psychosocial studies and beyond. Abingdon/New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-84872-213-2]


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Parker, I. (2015) Psychology After Lacan: Connecting the clinic and research. Abingdon/New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-84872-217-0]




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Ian Parker and David Pavón-Cuéllar (eds.) Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-52163-5 (pbk); 978-0-415-52162-8 (hbk))





Ian Parker. Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-45543-5



Peter Banister, Geoff Bunn, Erica Burman, John Daniels, Paul Duckett, Dan Goodley, Rebecca Lawthom, Ian Parker, Katherine Runswick-Cole, Judith Sixsmith, Sophie Smailes, Carol Tindall and Pauline Whelan, Qualitative Methods in Psychology (Second Revised Edition). Buckingham, Open University Press. ISBN: 9780335243051



2011, Ian Parker, Critical Psychology (Four Volume Major Work)London and New York, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-56859-3




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Ian Parker. Psychoanalytic Mythologies. London: Anthem Press. ISBN-13: 978-1-84331-303-8




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Ian Parker. Japan in Analysis: Cultures of the Unconscious. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN-10: 0230506917 / ISBN-13: 978-0230506916



Ian Parker and Simona Revelli (eds), Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation. London: Karnac Books. ISBN-10: 1855755335 / ISBN-13: 978-1855755338



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Ian Parker. Revolution in Psychology: Alienation to Emancipation. London: Pluto Press. ISBN-10: 0745325351 / ISBN-13: 978-0745325354





Ian Parker. Qualitative Psychology: Introducing Radical Research. Buckingham: Open University Press. ISBN: 0-335-21349-9





Ian Parker. Slavoj Žižek: A Critical Introduction. London: Pluto Press. ISBN: 074532076 pbk. 07455320724 hbk





Hook, D. (ed.), with Mkhize, N. Kiguwa, P. and Collins, A. (section eds.) and Burman, E. and Parker, I. (consulting eds.) Critical Psychology. Cape Town: UCT Press. ISBN: 1-91971-388-3





Ian Parker. Critical Discursive Psychology, London: Palgrave. ISBN: 033397381X





Angel J. Gordo-López & Ian Parker (eds.). Cyberpsychology London: Macmillan. ISBN: 0-333-73577-3 pbk. 0-333-73576-5 hbk



Ian Parker and the Bolton Discourse Network. Critical Textwork: An Introduction to Varieties of Discourse and Analysis. Buckingham: Open University Press. ISBN: 0-335-20204-7 pbk, 0-335-20205-5 hbk



Ian Parker (ed.), Deconstructing Psychotherapy. London: Sage. ISBN: 0-7619-5713-8 pbk, 0-7619-5712-X hbk





Ian Parker (ed.). Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism. London: Sage. ISBN: 0-8039-7547 pbk. 0-80397546-5 hbk





Ian Parker. Psychoanalytic Culture: Psychoanalytic Discourse in Western Society. London: Sage. ISBN: 0-7619-5643-3 pbk. 0-7619-5642-5 hbk



Ann Levett, Amanda Kottler, Erica Burman & Ian Parker (eds). Culture, Power and Difference: Discourse Analysis in South Africa. London: Zed Books. ISBN: 1-85649-472-1 pbk. 1-85649-472-3 hbk





Ian Parker & Russell Spears (eds), Psychology and Society: Radical Theory and Practice. London: Pluto Press. ISBN: 0-7453-0879-1 pbk. 0-7453-0880-5 hbk





Jeremy J. Foster & Ian Parker. Carrying Out Investigations in Psychology. Leicester: British Psychological Society. ISBN: 1-85433-170-1 pbk



Ian Parker, Eugenie Georgaca, David Harper, Terence McLaughlin & Mark Stowell-Smith. Deconstructing Psychopathology. London: Sage. ISBN: 0-8039-7481-7 pbk. 0-8039-7480-9 hbk





Peter Banister, Erica Burman, Maye Taylor, Carol Tindall & Ian Parker, Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A Research Guide. Buckingham: Open University Press. ISBN: 0-335-19181-9 pbk. 0-335-19182-7 hbk





Erica Burman and Ian Parker (eds), Discourse Analytic Research: Repertoires and Readings of Texts in Action. London: Routledge. Reissued by Routledge in 2017





Ian Parker. Discourse Dynamics: Critical Analysis for Social and Individual Psychology. London: Routledge, reissued by Routledge in 2014





Ian Parker and John Shotter (eds), Deconstructing Social Psychology. London: Routledge. Reissued by Routledge in 2015




Ian Parker.  The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology, and how to end it. London: Routledge. Reissued by Routledge in 2014







Parker, I. (2018) ‘Auroville: City of the dawn, city of the future, now’, Revista Teknokultura: Revista de Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales, 15, (2), pp. 1-8. [Madrid: Cibersomosaguas, ISSN: 1549 2230] Link: http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/TEKN/article/view/59078




Parker, I. (2017) ‘Marxist theory and psychotherapy’, in B.M.Z. Cohen (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Critical Mental Health. London and New York: Routledge. (pp. 244-250). [ISBN: 9781138225473]


Parker, I. (2017) ‘Queer directions from Lacan’, in N. Giffney and E. Watson (eds) Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (pp. 235-244). Goleta, CA: Punctum Books [LINK: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/clinical-encounters-in-sexuality-psychoanalytic-practice-and-queer-theory/


Parker, I. (2017) ‘Narratives of Perversion in the Time of the Psychoanalytic Clinic’, in D. Caine and C. Wright (eds) Perversion Now! (pp. 231-239). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [ISBN: 978-3-319-47270-6]




Parker, I. (2016) ‘Obsessionality, Order, Management: Psychoanalysis and Capitalism’, CUSP: Culture-Subjectivity-Psyche, 1, (2), pp. 1-34. www.cuspthejournal.com/issue2/Ian-Parker-CUSP-Vol1-No2-2016.pdf


Parker, I. (2016) ‘Psychology, Europe, and Beyond’, Psychotherapy and Politics International, 14, (3), pp. 203-210. [Chichester: Wiley, ISSN: 1476-5263] [DOI: 10.1002/ppi.1384]


Parker, I. (2016) ‘The function and field of speech and language in neoliberal education’, Organization, 23, (4), pp. 550–566 [London, Sage; ISSN: 13505084; DOI: 10.1177/1350508415591235]




Parker, I. (2015) ‘Politics and “Applied Psychology”? Theoretical concepts that question the disciplinary community’, Theory & Psychology, 25, (6), pp. 719 – 734 [London and New York: Sage, ISSN Print, 0959-3543, DOI: 10.1177/0959354315592173]


Parker, I. (2015) ‘Dilemmas of psychoanalysis and psychology: critical conceptions of subjectivity in the work of Marie Jahoda’, South African Journal of Psychology, 45, (2), pp. 147-154 [London and New York: Sage, ISSN Print, 0081-2463, DOI: 10.1177/ 0081246314543057] Link: http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/sapsyc


Parker, I. (2015) ‘Podemos as event or not: what it looks like from Manchester’, Revista Teknokultura: Revista de Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales, 12, (1), pp. 153-160. [Madrid: Cibersomosaguas, ISSN: 1549 2230] Link: http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/TEKN/article/view/48892/45618


Parker, I. (2015) ‘Walls and Holes in Psychosocial Research: From Psychoanalysis to Critique’, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12, pp. 77-82 [ISSN: 1478-0887] [ISSN: 1478-0887 print/1478-0895 online DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2014.958396]


Parker, I. (2015) ‘Towards Critical Psychotherapy and Counselling: What Can We Learn from Critical Psychology (and Political Economy)?’ in D. Loewenthal (ed.) Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Implications for Practice (pp. 41-52). London: Palgrave [ISBN: 9781137460561] [Link: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/critical-psychotherapy-psychoanalysis-and-counselling-del-loewenthal/?K=9781137460561%5D




Parker, I. (2014) ‘Psychotherapy under Capitalism: The Production, Circulation and Management of Value and Subjectivity’, Psychotherapy and Politics International, 12(3). pp. 166-175 [Chichester: Wiley, ISSN: 1476-5263] [DOI: 10.1002/ppi.1333]


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Psychology intersecting what, Psychology in Society (PINS), 46, 46-49 [Durban: PINS, ISSN: 1015-6046]


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Managing Neoliberalism and the Strong State in Higher Education: Psychology Today’, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 11, (3), pp. 250-264. [Abingdon/New York: Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 1478-0887] Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2013.872214


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Another Valley: an alternative technology of the self’, Revista Teknokultura: Revista de Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales, 11, (1), pp. 207-218. [Madrid: Cibersomosaguas, ISSN: 1549 2230] Link: http://teknokultura.net/index.php/tk/pages/view/opr-194


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Madness and Justice’, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 34, (1), pp. 28-40. [New York: American Psychological Association, ISSN: 1068-8471] DOI: 10.1037/a0032841


Parker, I. and Fotaki, M. (2014) ‘Prologue: Ian Parker on the psychosocial, psychoanalysis and critical psychology, in conversation with Marianna Fotaki’, in K. Kenny and M. Fotaki (eds) The Psychosocial and Organization Studies: Affect at Work (pp. 1-17). London: Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-1-137-347848]


Parker, I. (2014) ‘NSK: Allegiances, Ambiguities, Politics, Process’, in IRWIN (eds) State in Time (pp. 119-132). Wivenhoe, New York and Port Watson: Minor Compositions. [ISBN: 978-1-57027-276-9] Link: http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=640


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Interview with Eda Čufer’, in IRWIN (eds) State in Time (pp. 133-138). Wivenhoe, New York and Port Watson: Minor Compositions. [ISBN: 978-1-57027-276-9] Link: http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=640


Parker, I. (2014) ‘It’s the stupid relationship’, in D. Loewenthal and A. Samuels (eds) Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling (pp. 130-139). London and New York: Routledge [ISBN: 978-0-415-72154-7]


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Critical Discursive Practice In Social Psychology’, in N. Bozatzis and T. Dragonas (eds) The Discursive Turn in Social Psychology (pp. 190-204). Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Taos Institute Publications. [ISBN: 978-1-938552-21-2] Link: http://www.taosinstitute.net/the-discursive-turn-in-social-psychology


Parker, I. (2014) ‘Psychology Politics Resistance: Theoretical Practice in Manchester’, in B. Burstow, B. A. LeFrancois & S. Diamond (eds) Psychiatry Disrupted: Theorizing Resistance and Crafting the (R)evolution. Montreal, Quebec: McGill Queen’s University Press.  [ISBN: 9780773543300] Link: http://www.mqup.ca/psychiatry-disrupted-products-9780773543300.php


Parker, I. and Vanheule, S. (2014) ‘Lacanian psychoanalysis’, in T. Teo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 1041-1046) [DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7] [ISBN: 978-1-4614-5582-0 (Print) 978-1-4614-5583-7 (Online)]. Berlin: Springer Verlag. http://www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/304816.html




Ian Parker (2014) Managing Neoliberalism and the Strong State in Higher
Education: Psychology Today, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 11:3, 250-264
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2013.872214




Parker, I. (2012) ‘Žižek, NSK, Marxism, Psychoanalysis and the State: Cynicism and Resistance to Capitalism and Bureaucracy in Europe’, International Journal of Žižek Studies, 6, 1, [ISSN: 1751-8229] http://zizekstudies.org/index.php/ijzs/article/view/369/425