This paper starts from the suggestion that there is a deep historic chasm between the disciplines of sociology and psychoanalysis in the United Kingdom. It proposes that we might look to the group analytic tradition for a psychosocial clinical practice and body of theory that draws on both sociology and psychoanalysis. It introduces the psychosocial and relational ideas of S.H. Foulkes and the move he made beyond the individual/society dualism. The paper suggests that group analysis works with a generative conceptualisation of the constitutive permeability and entanglement of being human that is broader than is generally understood in psychoanalysis and deeper than is understood in sociology.