Barry Richards

Barry Richards is Professor of Political Psychology at Bournemouth University. Previously he was Professor of Human Relations at the University of East London, where he led the establishment of teaching and research in psychosocial studies. Before that, he had been a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Amongst his books are Images of Freud: Cultural Responses to Psychoanalysis (1984), Disciplines of Delight: The Psychoanalysis of Popular Culture (1994), and Emotional Governance: Politics, Media and Terror (2007).

What Holds Us Together: Popular Culture and Social Cohesion

What Holds Us Together: Popular Culture and Social Cohesion

by Barry Richards

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