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Toward Psychologies of Liberation

  • Authors
  • Mary Watkins
  • Helene Shulman
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 1-8
  3. Compass Points

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-11
    2. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 13-22
    3. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 23-31
    4. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 32-48
  4. Psychic Wounds of Colonialism and Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-52
    2. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 53-63
    3. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 64-80
    4. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 81-104
    5. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 105-130
  5. Springs for Creative Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
    2. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 133-157
    3. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 158-175
    4. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 176-205
  6. Participatory Practices of Liberation Psychologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-208
    2. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 232-265
    3. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 266-298
    4. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 299-312
    5. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 313-333
  7. Afterword—Tikkun Olam: The Restoration and Repair of the World

    1. Mary Watkins, Helene Shulman
      Pages 334-337
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 341-380

About this book

Introduction

Psychologies of liberation are emerging on every continent in response to the collective traumas inflicted by colonialism and globalization. The authors present the theoretical foundation and participatory methodologies that unite these radical interdisciplinary approaches to creating individual and community well-being. They move from a description of the psychological and community wounds that are common to unjust and violent contexts to engaging examples of innovative community projects from around the world that seek to heal these wounds. The creation of public homeplaces, and the work of liberation arts, critical participatory action research, public dialogue, and reconciliation are highlighted as embodying the values and hopes of liberation psychology. Drawing on psychoanalysis, trauma studies, liberation arts, participatory research, and contemporary cultural work, this book nourishes our understanding of and imagination about the kinds of healing that are necessary to the creation of more just and peaceful communities. In dialogue with cultural workers, writers, and visionaries from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the United States, and the Pacific Islands, Toward Psychologies of Liberation quickens a dialogical convergence of liberatory psychological theories and practices that will seed individual and community transformation.


Keywords

environment ethics Generation globalization Nation psychology well-being

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