Professor Steve Brown

Professor of Social and Organisational PsychologySteve Brown

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0) 116 223 1884
  • Email: s.d.brown@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 513, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office Hours: By appointment. 

Biography

Steve has published over eighty journal articles, book chapters and reports on the social psychological aspects of memory, emotion and organization. He is author of two books Psychology without Foundations: History, philosophy and psychosocial theory (with Paul Stenner) and The social psychology of experience: Studies in remembering and forgetting (with David Middleton).

Steve has been awarded research grants from the Leverhulme Trust (to study the memorialisation of British identity); Arts and Humanities Research Council (to study commemorations of the 2005 London Bombings); the Economic and Social Research Council (for projects on: fear of crime in urban communities; learning in and for interagency working; the electronic mediation of meetings); the Mental Health Foundation (to study experiences of elderly mental health service users) and the European Union (to study topological approach to cultural dynamics).

Research Interests

Social remembering; collective affect; vulnerable groups experiences of organisation; process philosophy (esp. Deleuze, Bergson, James); contemporary philosophy of organization; science and technology studies.

PhD Supervision

Steve would be interested in supervising PhD study in the following areas:

  • Critical management studies
  • Critical social psychology
  • Science & technology studies

Teaching 

Quantitative Methods (PhD Training Programme)
Preparation for Dissertation (MBA)
Dissertation Supervision (MBA)
Foundations of Knowledged (MBA

Administrative Responsibilities

Group Leader - Technology

Most Recent Publications

Brown, S.D. (2011) A topology of the sensible: Michel Serres’ Five Senses. New Formations, in press.

Brown, S.D. (2011) Three minutes of silence: Social technologies of public commemoration. Theory & Psychology, in press.

Bendien, E., Brown, S.D. & Reavey, P. (2011) Social remembering as an art of living: Analysis of a ‘reminiscence museum’. In M. Domenech & M. Schillmeier (Eds) New technologies and emerging spaces of care. Aldershot: Ashgate. In press.

Goodings, L. & Brown, S.D. (2011) Textuality and visuality in MySpace communication. In. P. Reavey (Ed) Visual psychologies. London: Routledge.

Cameron, A., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S., & Brown, S.D. (2010) ‘Placing the ‘postsocial’ market: Identity and spatiality in the xeno-economy’ Marketing Theory, 10(3), 299-312.

Brown, S.D., Cromby, J., Harper, D., Johnson, K. & Reavey, P. (2010) ‘Researching ‘experience’: Embodiment, methodology, process’ Theory & Psychology, in press.

Cromby, J., Brown, S.D., Gross, H., Locke, A. & Patterson, A.E. (2010) ‘Constructing crime, enacting morality: Emotion, crime and anti-social behaviour in an inner-city community’ British Journal of Criminology, 50, 873-895.

Brown, S.D. & Hoskins, A. (2010) ‘Terrorism in the new memory ecology: Mediating and remembering the 2005 London Bombings’ Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, ISSN 1943-4472. Vol 2, 2, pp.87-107.

Brown, S.D. (2010) Abstract experimentalism. In N. Wakeford & C. Lury (Eds) The happening of the social. London: Routledge.

Brown, S.D. (2010) Preface. In C. Bruun Jensen Ontologies for developing things: Making health care futures through technology. ISBN: 978-94-6091-208-5 pp. xi-xii Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Ashmore, M. & Brown, S.D. (2010) On changing one’s mind twice: The strange credibility of recovered memories Memory matters: Contexts for understanding childhood sexual abuse (Eds. Janice Haaken & Paula Reavey) London: Routledge. In press.

Brown, S.D. & Tucker, I. (2010) Eff the ineffable: Affect, somatic management and mental health service users The Affect reader (Eds. G. Seigworth & M. Gregg) In press.

Full listing of publications    

Brown, S.D. & Stenner, P. (2009) Psychology without foundations: History, philosophy and psychosocial theory. ISBN 978-0-7619-7227-3. London: Sage.

Middleton, D. & Brown, S.D. (2005) The social psychology of experience: Studies in remembering and forgetting. ISBN 08039-77573. London: Sage.

Rice, D., Brown, S.D., Jones, S., Foreman, N., Sharp, K. (2005) Psychology in focus A2 level: Teachers guide. ISBN 1 902796 77 2. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Haralambos, M. Rice, D. Stenner, P. Brown, S. D., Foreman, N. Jones, S. Kinderman, P & Sharp, K. (2002) Psychology in Focus: A2 Level. ISBN 1902796330 Ormskirk, Lancs: Causeway Press Ltd.

Haralambos, M. Rice, D. Foreman, N. Jones, S. Stenner, P. Brown, S.D., Kinderman, P. & Sharp, K. (2002) Psychology in Focus: A Level. ISBN 1902796055 Ormskirk, Lancs: Causeway Press Ltd.

Refereed Journal Articles

Brown, S.D. (2011) A topology of the sensible: Michel Serres’ Five Sense. New Formations, in press.

Brown, S.D. (2011) Three minutes of silence: Social technologies of public commemoration. Theory & Psychology, in press.

Cameron, A., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S., & Brown, S.D. (2010) ‘Placing the ‘postsocial’ market: Identity and spatiality in the xeno-economy’ Marketing Theory, 10(3), 299-312.

Brown, S.D., Cromby, J., Harper, D., Johnson, K. & Reavey, P. (2010) ‘Researching ‘experience’: Embodiment, methodology, process’ Theory & Psychology, in press.

Cromby, J., Brown, S.D., Gross, H., Locke, A. & Patterson, A.E. (2010) ‘Constructing crime, enacting morality: Emotion, crime and anti-social behaviour in an inner-city community’ British Journal of Criminology, 50, 873-895.

Brown, S.D. & Hoskins, A. (2010) ‘Terrorism in the new memory ecology: Mediating and remembering the 2005 London Bombings’ Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, ISSN 1943-4472. Vol 2, 2, pp.87-107.

Reavey, P. & Brown, S.D. (2009) ‘The mediating role of objects in recollections of adult women survivors of child sexual abuse’ Culture & Psychology, ISSN 1354-067X, Vol 15, 4, pp.463-484.

Brown, S.D., with Daniels, H., Edwards, A., Leadbetter, J., Martin, D., Middleton, D., Warmington, P., Apostolov, A., & Popova, A. (2009) ‘Imaginary epistemic objects in integrated children’s services’ Society and Business Review ISSN 1746-5680, 4(1), 58-68.

McGrath, L., Reavey, P. & Brown, S.D. (2008) The scenes and spaces of anxiety: Embodied expressions of distress in public and private fora. Emotion, Space & Society ISSN 1755-4586, 1(1), 56-64.

Brown, S.D. (2008) ‘The quotation marks have a certain importance: Prospects for a ‘memory studies’. Memory Studies ISSN1750-6980, Vol 1, 3 pp.261-271.

Brookfield, H.; Brown, S.D.; & Reavey, P. (2008) ‘Vicarious and postmemory practices in adopting families: The construction of the past in photography and narrative’ Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology ISSN 1052-9284, Vol 18, 5 pp. 474-491.

Daniels, H., Leadbetter, J., and Warmington P., with  Edwards, A., Brown, S.D., Middleton, D., Popova, A., and Apostolov, A., (2007) ‘Learning in and for multi-agency working’ Oxford Review of Education ISSN 0305-4985, Vol. 33, 4 pp. 521–538.

Goodings, L., Locke, A., & Brown, S.D. (2007) ‘Social networking technology, place and identity’ Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology ISSN 1052-9284, Vol 17, 6 pp.463-476.

Reavey, P. & Brown, S.D. (2007) ‘Rethinking agency in memory: Space and embodiment in memories of child sexual abuse’ Journal of Social Work Practice ISSN 0265-0533, Vol 21, 4 pp.213-129.

Leadbetter, J., Daniels. H., Edwards, A., Martin, D., Middleton, D., Popova, A., Warmington, P., Apostolov, A.,  & Brown, S.D. (2007) ‘Professional Learning within Multi-agency Children’s Services: Researching into Practice’ Educational Research ISSN 0013-1881, Vol 49, 1 pp83-98.

Brown, S.D. (2006) ‘Bonga, tromba and the organizational impetus:  Evolution and vitalism in Bergson’ Culure & Organization ISSN 1475-9551 Vol 12, 4 pp307-319.

Reavey, P. & Brown, S.D. (2006) ‘Transforming agency and action in the past, into present time: Adult memories and child sexual abuse’ Theory and Psychology ISSN 0959-3543 Vol 16, 2 pp179-202.

Brown, S.D. (2006) ‘The determination of life’ Theory, Culture & Society ISSN 0263-2764 Vol 23, 2/3. pp 331-332.

Brown, S.D. (2005) ‘Collective emotions: Artaud’s nerves’ Culture & Organization ISSN 1475-9551 Vol 11, 4. 235-246.

Brown, S.D. & Middleton, D. (2005) ‘The baby as virtual object: Agency and difference in a neo-natal intensive care unit’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space  ISSN 0263-7758 Vol 23, 5. 695-715.

Ashmore, M., Brown, S.D., & MacMillan, K. (2005) ‘Lost in the mall with Mesmer and Wundt: Demarcation and demonstration in the psychologies’ Science, Technology & Human Values ISSN 0162-2439 Vol 30, 1. 76-110.

Brown, S.D. (2004) ‘Parasite logic’ Journal of Organisational Change Management ISSN 0953-4814 Vol 17, 4. 383-395.

Brown, S.D. (2004) ‘Subjectivity and multitudo’ Political Geography ISSN 0962-6298 Vol 23, 4. 469-474.

Ashmore, M., MacMillan, K., & Brown, S.D. (2004) ‘It’s a scream: Professional hearing and tape fetishism’ Journal of Pragmatics ISSN 0378-2166 Vol 36, 1. 349-374.

Brown, S.D. (2003) ‘Natural writing: The case of Serres’ Interdisciplinary Science Review ISSN 0308-0188 Vol 28, 3. 184-192.

Brown, S.D. (2002) ‘Psychology without foundations’ History & Philosophy of Psychology ISSN 1469-283X Vol 4, 1. 69-83.

Brown, S.D. & Lunt, P. (2002) ‘A genealogy of the social identity tradition: Deleuze & Guattari and social psychology’ British Journal of Social Psychology ISSN 0144 6665 Vol 41, 1. 1-23.

Brown, S.D. (2002) ‘Michel Serres: Science, translation and the logic of the parasite’ Theory, Culture & Society ISSN 0263-2764 Vol 19, 3. pp1-27.

Brown, S.D., Middleton, D. & Lightfoot, G. (2001) ‘Performing the past in electronic archives: Interdependencies in the discursive and non-discursive organisation of institutional rememberings’ Culture & Psychology ISSN 1354-067X Vol 7, 2. 123-144.

Brown, S.D. & Stenner, P. (2001) ‘Being affected: Spinoza and the psychology of emotion’ International Journal of Group Tensions ISSN 0047-0732 Vol 30, 1. 81-105.

Brown, S.D. (2001) ‘Psychology and the art of living’ Theory & Psychology ISSN 0959-3543 Vol 11, 2. 171-192.

Hepburn, A. & Brown S.D. (2001) ‘Teacher stress and the management of accountability’ Human Relations ISSN 0018-7267 Vol 54, 6. 691-715.

Brown, S.D. (2000) ‘The angelology of knowledge: Michel Serres’ The Sociological Review ISSN 0038-026 Vol 48, 1. pp147-153.

Brown, S.D. & Lightfoot, G.M. (1998) ‘Insistent emplacement: Heidegger on the technologies of informing’ Information Technology & People ISSN 0959-3845 Vol 11, 4. pp290-304.

Stenner, P. & Brown, S.D. (1998) ‘Psychology as history and philosophy: Implications for research’ The Psychologist ISSN 0952-8229 Vol 11, 4. pp172-175.

Brown, S.D. (1996) ‘The textuality of stress: Drawing between scientific and everyday accounting’ Journal of Health Psychology ISSN 1359-1053 Vol 1, 2. pp173-193.

Brown, S.D. & Lee, N. (1995) ‘Esoteric speech? Making sense of what is not Critical Discourse Analysis’ Discourse & Society ISSN 0957-9265 Vol 6, 4. pp559-56128.

Curt, B.C. (1994) ‘What do You Get When you Cross a Scapegoat with a Trojan Horse: a special edition? Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology ISSN 1052-9284 Vol 4, 3. pp309-312.

Lee, N. & Brown, S.D. (1994) ‘Otherness and the actor-network: The undiscovered continent’ American Behavioral Scientist ISSN 0002-7642 Vol 37, 6. pp772-790.

Contributions to Edited Books

Bendien, E., Brown, S.D. & Reavey, P. (2011) Social remembering as an art of living: Analysis of a ‘reminiscence museum’. In M. Domenech & M. Schillmeier (Eds) New technologies and emerging spaces of care. Aldershot: Ashgate. In press.

Goodings, L. & Brown, S.D. (2011) Textuality and visuality in MySpace communication. In. P. Reavey (Ed) Visual psychologies. London: Routledge.

Brown, S.D. (2010) Abstract experimentalism. In N. Wakeford & C. Lury (Eds) The happening of the social. London: Routledge.

Brown, S.D. (2010) Preface. In C. Bruun Jensen Ontologies for developing things: Making health care futures through technology. ISBN: 978-94-6091-208-5 pp. xi-xii Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Ashmore, M. & Brown, S.D. (2010) On changing one’s mind twice: The strange credibility of recovered memories Memory matters: Contexts for understanding childhood sexual abuse (Eds. Janice Haaken & Paula Reavey) London: Routledge. In press.

Brown, S.D. & Tucker, I. (2010) Eff the ineffable: Affect, somatic management and mental health service users The Affect reader (Eds. G. Seigworth & M. Gregg) In press.

Brown, S.D. (2009) Between the planes: Deleuze and social science. In C. Bruun Jensen & K. Rodje (Eds.) Deleuzian intersections in science, technology and anthropology ISBN 978-I-84545-614-6 pp.101-120 Oxford: Berghahn.

Warmington, P., Daniels, H., Edwards, A., Leadbetter, J., Martin, D., Middleton, D., Brown, S.D., Popova, A. and Apostolov, A.  (2009) Learning leadership in multiagency work, in J. Forbes and C. Watson (Eds.) Service integration in schools: research and policy discourses, practices and future prospects. Rotterdam: Sense.

Brown, S.D., Reavey, P., Cromby, J., Harper, D., & Johnson, K. (2009) Psychology and embodiment: Some methodological experiments. In J. Latimer & M. Schillmeier (Eds) Un/knowing bodies. ISBN 978-1-4051-9083-1 pp199-215 Oxford: Blackwell.

Brown, S.D. & Middleton, D. (2008) La mémoire et l’espace dans les travaux de Maurice Halbwachs. Une approche engagée en psychologie social: L’oeuvre de Denise Jodelet (Eds. B. Madiot, E. Lange, & A. Arruda) Ramonville Saint-Agne: Éditions Érès.

Middleton, D. & Brown, S.D. (2008) Experience and memory: Imaginary futures in the past. Cultural memory studies: An international and interdisciplinary handbook. (Eds. A. Erll & A. Nünning) ISBN 978-3-11-018860-8 pp.241-251 Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Brown, S.D. & Locke, A. (2007) Social psychology Handbook of qualitative methods in psychology (Eds. C. Willig & W. Stainton Rogers) ISBN 987-1-4129-0780-4 pp.373-389 London: Sage.

Warmington, P., Daniels, H., Edwards, A., Leadbetter, J., Martin, D., Middleton, D., Brown, S.D., Popova, A. and Apostolov, A. (2007) Learning leadership in multiagency work for integrating services into schools, in J. Forbes (Ed) How Service integration is operating in practice in the Scotland, Northern Ireland and England and Wales policy contexts: ESRC seminar 2 proceedings School of Education, University of Aberdeen.

Brown, S.D. (2007) After power: Artaud and the theatre of cruelty. In C. Jones & R. ten Bos (Eds) Philosophy and organization ISBN 0-415-37118-X pp. 201-223 London: Routledge.

Brown, S.D. (2007) Intergroup processes: Social identity theory. In D. Langdridge & S. Taylor (Eds.) Critical readings in social psychology ISBN 0-33522-104-1 pp.133-162 Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Middleton, D. & Brown, S.D. (2007) Issues in the socio-cultural study of memory: Making memory matter. In J. Valsiner & A. Rosa (Eds) The Cambridge handbook of sociocultural psychology ISSN 978-0-521-67005-0 pp. 661-677 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Brown, S.D. & Middleton, D. (2006) ‘Words and things: Discursive and non-discursive ordering in a networked organization’ Doing things with things: The design and use of ordinary objects (Ed. A Costall & O. Dreier). ISBN 978-0-7546-4656-3 pp. 193-208 Aldershot: Ashgate.

Middleton, D. & Brown, S.D. (2006) ‘Experience and memory: Imaginary futures in the past’ Relaçŏes estéticas, atividade criadora e imaginação: sujeitos e (em) experiência (Ed. S. Z. Da Ros, K. Maheirie, & A.V. Zanella) ISBN 85-871-0331-8 pp.13-30 Florianópolis: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Núcleo de Publicações.

Brown, S.D. (2005) ‘In the theatre of measurement: Michel Serres’ Contemporary organisation theory (Ed. C. Jones & R. Munro) ISBN-10: 1-4051-3903-X pp215-227 Oxford: Blackwell.

Brown, S.D. (2005) ‘The worst things in the world: Life events checklists in popular stress management texts’ Ordinary lifestyles (Ed. D. Bell & J. Hollows) ISBN-10 0 335 21550 5 pp231-242 Buckingham: Open University Press.

Daniels, H., Brown, S.D., Edwards, A., Leadbetter, J., Martin, D., Middleton, D., Parsons, S., Popova, A., & Warmington, P. (2005) ‘Studying Professional Learning for Inclusion’ New Learning Challenges: Going beyond the Industrial Age System of School and Work (Eds. K. Yamazumi, Y. Engeström & H. Daniels) Osaka: Kansai University Press.

Middleton, D. & Brown, S.D. (2005) ‘Net-working on a neo-natal intensive care unit: The baby as virtual object’ Actor-Network Theory and organizing (Ed. B. Czarniawska & T. Hernes) ISBN 87-630-0144-6 pp307-328 Stockholm: Liber.

Daniels, H., Edwards, A.., Martin, D., Leadbetter, J., Brown, S.D., and Middleton, D. (2004) ‘The transformation of teachers’ work in and for inclusive practice’ Crossing Boundaries: Perspectives across paradigms in educational research (Ed. J. Vadeboncoeur & P. Jervis-Tracey) Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.

Brown, S.D. & Lightfoot, G. (2002) ‘Presence, absence and accountability: E-mail and the mediation of organisational memory’ Virtual society?: Technology, cyberbole, reality (Ed S. Woolgar) ISBN 0 19 924876 1 pp209-229 Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lee, N. & Brown, S.D. (2002) ‘The disposal of fear: Childhood, trauma and complexity’ Complexities: Social studies of knowledge practices (Eds J. Law & A. Mol) ISBN 0 8223 2846 1 pp258-279 Duke University Press, Durham.

Brown, S.D. & Lunt, P. (2001) ‘The Tajfel effect’ Theoretical issues in psychology (Eds J.R. Morss, N. Stephenson & H. Van Rappard) ISBN 0 7923 7337 5 pp83-93 Kluwer Academic, Boston.

Brown, S.D. (1999) ‘Electronic networks and subjectivity’ Cyberpsychology (Ed A. Gordo-Lopez & I. Parker) ISBN 0 333 73577 3 pp146-165 Macmillan, London.

Brown, S.D. (1999) ‘Stress as regimen: Discourse analysis and self-help literature’ Applied discourse analysis: Social and psychological interventions (Ed C. Willig) ISBN 0 335 20226 8pp22-43 Open University Press, Buckingham.

Brown, S.D. & Capdevila, R. (1999) ‘Perpetuum mobile: Substance, force and the sociology of translation’ Actor network and after (Ed J. Law & J. Hassard) ISBN 0 631 21194 2 pp26-50 Sociological Review Monograph, Blackwell, Oxford.

Lee, N. & Brown, S.D. (1998) ‘La alteridad y el actor-red: El continente no descubierto’ Sociología simétrica: Ensayos sobre cienca, technología y sociedad (Ed M. Domènech & F. Tirado) ISBN 84 7432 632 X pp219-248 Gedisa: Barcelona.

Brown, S.D., Pujol, J. with Curt B.C. (1998) ‘As one in a web: Discourse, materiality and the place of ethics’ Social Constructionism, discourse and realism (Ed I. Parker) ISBN 0 7619 5377 9 pp75-89 Sage, London

Brown, S.D. (1997) ‘What is transdisciplinarity?’ Discourse, intellectuals, social communication (Ed E. Visnovsky & G. Bianchi) ISBN 80 224 0516 7 pp86-95 Veda, Bratislava.

Brown, S.D. (1997) ‘In the wake of disaster: Stress, hysteria and the event’ Ideas of difference: Social spaces and the labour of division (Ed K. Hetherington & R. Munro) ISBN 0 631 20768 6 pp68-87 Sociological.
                                  

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