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Psychology of Liberation - Theory and Applications

of: Maritza Montero, Christopher C. Sonn

Springer-Verlag, 2009

ISBN: 9780387857848 , 311 Pages

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Psychology of Liberation - Theory and Applications


 

Series Editor Preface

6

Contents

8

Contributors

10

About Liberation and Psychology: An Introduction

16

Introduction

16

The Development of a Psychology of Liberation

18

Some Words About Ignacio Martín-Baró and About the Academic Status of the Liberation Psychology

19

The Liberation Psychology Movement

20

Structure of the Book

21

References

24

Praxis and Liberation in the Context of Latin American Theory

26

Introduction

26

Dialectics and Knowledge

27

The Concept of Praxis

29

Academic Context for Producing Latin American Theory of Liberation in Human and Social Sciences

30

Education for Freedom

35

Conclusion

46

References

47

Ignacio Martín-Baró’s Social Psychology of Liberation: Situated Knowledge and Critical Commitment Against Objectivism

52

Critical Commitment and Social Science

52

Objectivism and Psychology

55

Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology of liberation

57

Participatory Action Research and Psychology of Liberation

58

Bombings, Killing, and the Peaceful Work of Ignacio Martín-Baró

61

Conclusions

63

References

64

Towards a Really Social Psychology: Liberation Psychology Beyond Latin America

66

Introduction

66

Nature of the CCCs

66

Why Liberation Psychology is of Relevance for the CCCs

67

Differences in Context

68

Key Elements of PL for the CCC context

70

LP in the CCCs, Some Emerging Examples and Some Gaps

74

A Really Social Psychology?

80

References

82

Methods for Liberation: Critical Consciousness in Action

88

Conscientization, Problematization, and the Dynamic Character of Liberation

88

Participatory Methods and Liberation

91

Discursive Aspects of Liberation Methods

92

Critique and Liberation Methods

92

Consciousness in Action

93

Problematization as a Methodological Tool

94

The Problematizing Process

97

Triggering a Problematization Process

100

Discussion–Reflection Meeting

102

Conclusion

103

References

105

Liberating South African Psychology: The Legacy of Racism and the Pursuit of Representative Knowledge Production

107

Introduction

107

History of Racism in Twentieth Century South Africa

110

The Role of Liberation Psychology

119

Conclusion

123

References

124

Immigration and Identity: The Ongoing Struggles for Liberation

128

Immigration and Identity: The Ongoing Struggles for Liberation

128

A Liberation Perspective: Power, Identity, and Critical Race Perspectives

130

South Africans in Australia

133

The Complexities of Identity Construction Post 1994 and After Migration

135

Summary and Conclusion

141

References

143

Reflections on Liberation Psychology in Action in an Irish Context

147

The Irish Context

148

Liberation Psychology: Theoretical Developments

151

Liberation Psychology in Action

155

The Future of Liberation Psychology

161

Conclusion

163

References

164

Liberation Movements During Democratic Transition: Positioning with the Changing State

166

Liberation Movements during Democratic Transition: Positioning with the Changing State

166

Conceptual Frame

170

The Marcos Regime: A Brief Overview

173

Positioning of Liberation Movements vis-à-vis the Changing State

174

Theoretical Summary: Positioning for a Clearer View

177

Concluding Remarks

180

References

181

The Game of War: The Liberating Action of Games in a Context of Political Polarization

184

Research Context

184

Polarization

186

Consequences on Mental Health

187

Consequences for Children

188

Characteristics of the Research

192

Reactions Caused by Polarization

195

Reflections About the Findings

198

The Liberating Effect of the Intervention

199

References

202

“Liberating” the Hijab

203

Liberation Psychology

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Meaning of Hijab

204

Women, Religion, and State

205

“Liberating” the Hijab

209

References

213

Development of Historical Memory as a Psychosocial Recovery Process

215

Methodology

216

Some Findings

218

Learning From the Past Together: Motivations, Doubts, and Conflicts from the Process

225

REDINFA’s Role and Contribution to the Construction of Social Psychology as an Instrument for Liberation

228

References

229

Psychological Accompaniment: Construction of Cultures of Peace Among a Community Affected by War

230

Psychosocial Accompaniment

231

The Conceptual Perspective

231

The Context

232

Investigation in Action

233

The History of CEDEPAZ

235

The Process of Accompaniment

237

What Accompaniment Meant to People: A Kind of Conclusion

239

References

242

Liberation Psychology on the Street: Working with Youngsters Who have Lived on the Streets of Caracas

245

The Context

245

Initial Challenges

249

Paradigmatic Considerations/Research Approach

250

Theoretical Considerations

254

Reflective Tools

258

References

264

New Challenges for the Psychology of Liberation: Building Frameworks for Social Coexistence

267

Social Coexistence: An Unfinished Task for the Salvadoran Society

267

Marginality and Poverty: A Challenge for Social Coexistence in El Salvador

268

Creating Conditions that Favor Social Coexistence

269

The Span of Social Coexistence

272

Factors that Undermine Social Coexistence

274

A Challenge for the Psychology of Liberation: Supporting the Creation of Effective Social Coexistence

278

Conclusions

282

References

283

Gendering Peace and Liberation: A Participatory-Action Approach to Critical Consciousness Acquisition Among Women in a Marginalized Neighborhood

285

Oppression and Power Among Women from Marginalized Neighborhoods

286

Psychopolitical Development: Conscientization, Liberation, and Peacebuilding

287

Psychopolitical Development and Narratives as Strategies of Change

289

Proposals for a Research-Action Community-Based Practice

290

Applying the Model to Community Practice

292

Discussion

297

References

299

Index

303