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Between Scylla and Charybdis: Losing balance in an age of extremes (2019)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2019). Between Scylla and Charybdis: Losing balance in an age of extremes. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 24(3), 344-362. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-019-00132-w

This article charts a course from the literature of the classical world through to a select number of classic texts in sociology by Marx, Weber and Bauman, and some more recent psychoanalytically informed studies, to offer a metaphor for the vicissit... Read More about Between Scylla and Charybdis: Losing balance in an age of extremes.

The researcher’s subjectivity as a research instrument - from intuition to surrender (2018)
Book Chapter
Crociani-Windland, L. (2018). The researcher’s subjectivity as a research instrument - from intuition to surrender. In A. Cummins, & N. Williams (Eds.), Further Researching Beneath the Surface: Psycho-Social Research Methods in PracticeRoutledge

This chapter tracks different ways of framing the use of subjectivity in psycho-social research, by offering different, yet convergent, ways of understanding its ontological basis. For this purpose, it tracks dualities in the work of Bergson and Bion... Read More about The researcher’s subjectivity as a research instrument - from intuition to surrender.

Deleuze, art and social work (2017)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2017). Deleuze, art and social work. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31(2), 251-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2017.1305341

© 2017 GAPS. This article outlines the value of Deleuze’s philosophy to social work in offering a different understanding of the constitution of reality and being human and the importance of the visual by way of artistic and craft activities. The key... Read More about Deleuze, art and social work.

Old age and difficult life transitions: A psycho-social understanding (2013)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2013). Old age and difficult life transitions: A psycho-social understanding. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 18(4), 335-351. https://doi.org/10.1057/pcs.2013.4

This paper develops a psycho-social understanding of difficult and disabling life transitions, particularly in relation to old age. The paper brings together a biographical case study and theoretical analysis that draws on three sources: the work of... Read More about Old age and difficult life transitions: A psycho-social understanding.

Towards a psycho-social pedagogy as a relational practice and perspective (2013)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2013). Towards a psycho-social pedagogy as a relational practice and perspective

This article focuses on social pedagogy as a relational practice and revolves around the number three. Its central organising principle is thirdness, as defined in the work of Benjamin (2004) and it has three connected aims. First it aims to introduc... Read More about Towards a psycho-social pedagogy as a relational practice and perspective.

Politics and affect (2012)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L., & Hoggett, P. (2012). Politics and affect. Subjectivity, 5(2), 161-179. https://doi.org/10.1057/sub.2012.1

Until very recently Political Studies has largely ignored the role of the human passions. Understanding the difference between emotion and affect seems vital to this task, as without the latter emotion becomes cognitivised and over-civilised. In this... Read More about Politics and affect.

Festivals, affect and identity: A Deleuzian apprenticeship in central Italian communities (2011)
Book
Crociani-Windland, L. (2011). Festivals, affect and identity: A Deleuzian apprenticeship in central Italian communities. Anthem press

‘Festivals, Affect and Identity’ offers an outline of areas of continental philosophy and critical theory, which involve high levels of abstractions, yet become more accessible when related to specific events and their detailed analysis. The case stu... Read More about Festivals, affect and identity: A Deleuzian apprenticeship in central Italian communities.

How to live and learn: learning, duration and the virtual (2009)
Book Chapter
Crociani-Windland, L. (2009). How to live and learn: learning, duration and the virtual. In S. Clarke, & P. Hoggett (Eds.), Researching Beneath the Surface- Psycho-Social Research Methods in Practice, 51-78. Karnac

The chapter deals with a methodological perspective founded on a linking of reflexivity, experiential learning, Bergsonian and Deleuzian epistemology. The ontological foundations for this perspective reside in the Bergsonian/Deleuzian notion of real... Read More about How to live and learn: learning, duration and the virtual.

From farmyards to town square, managing continuity through rupture: Montepulciano’s Bruscello theatre (2008)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2008). From farmyards to town square, managing continuity through rupture: Montepulciano’s Bruscello theatre. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 18(1), 157-184

Montepulciano’s Bruscello declares itself to be the only survivor of a popular theatre tradition once present across the whole of Tuscany and parts of Emilia-Romagna. The original agrarian tradition consisted of a range of calendrical musical repres... Read More about From farmyards to town square, managing continuity through rupture: Montepulciano’s Bruscello theatre.

They kind of think that i’m better than they are’: Risk, identity and change in the lives of mature students in higher education (2005)
Book Chapter
Britton, C., Baxter, A., & Crociani-Windland, L. (2005). They kind of think that i’m better than they are’: Risk, identity and change in the lives of mature students in higher education. In S. Watson, & A. Moran (Eds.), Trust, Risk and Uncertainty, (106-122). London: Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230506039

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005. Widening participation has become a central plank of the British government’s education agenda, with the target of increasing participation in higher education to 50 per cent of t... Read More about They kind of think that i’m better than they are’: Risk, identity and change in the lives of mature students in higher education.

Humouring aggression (2004)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2004). Humouring aggression

This paper has its origin in research on festivals in Central Italy, focused on the themes of body, territory and aggressive/competitive dynamics. The comparisons between two festivals in particular alerted me to a potentially interesting angle by wh... Read More about Humouring aggression.

Learning as a lived and living process-reflexivity in research in the light of Bion and Bergson (2003)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2003). Learning as a lived and living process-reflexivity in research in the light of Bion and Bergson

This paper takes its starting point from diary notes of a moment of reflection in fieldwork based research. This episode highlights the need for the researcher to bring renewed attention to her own cultural background asking for assumptions of knowl... Read More about Learning as a lived and living process-reflexivity in research in the light of Bion and Bergson.

What can’t be cured… may be enjoyed. Integrative dynamics and Siena's Palio (2003)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2003). What can’t be cured… may be enjoyed. Integrative dynamics and Siena's Palio

This paper analyses the role of aggression as an integrative force in society through a study of the complex social system in the city of Siena, based on a territorial division of the city into 17 wards or contrade which compete against one another i... Read More about What can’t be cured… may be enjoyed. Integrative dynamics and Siena's Palio.

Foreword
Book Chapter
Crociani-Windland, L., & Manley, J. Foreword. In Social Dreaming: Associative thinking and intensities of affectPalgrave

Foreword for Social Dreaming book