Adam Kincel is a UK-based clinician, teacher, and researcher. His book Exploring Masculinity, Sexuality, and Culture in Gestalt Therapy contributes a unique integration of new research methodology (autoethnography), new philosophical influences (especially the work of Barad 2007), new concepts (such as collective gestalts), and new growth methodologies (such as working with large group experience to create dialogue around prejudice and hatred). His book is substantial in its breadth and depth and contains multiple layers of meaning and content. Kincel approaches his research and practice from a field-oriented, phenomenological perspective. Among his philosophical influences are the onto-epistemology of Barad, the phenomenology of Husserl and Merleau Ponty, the existentialism of Buber, and the dialogical approach of Gadamer.

Key to Kincel’s integration is quantum physicist Barad’s (2007) concept of “agential intra-action.” Barad views phenomena from the perspective of “practice and actions.” Through the lens of practice and actions, we are simultaneously embedded in,...

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