“Liberating” the Hijab

  • Noraini M. Noor
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Liberation Psychology

Liberation psychology originated from Latin America as a result of its economic and social problems to champion the cause of the “popular majorities”: the oppressed, marginalized, and excluded masses in Latin America (Montero, 2007). While Catholic ideals form one of the foundations for liberation psychology (Martín-Baró, 1994), the idea originated from the field of education (with Freire as the proponent) and Critical Sociology (with Fals Borda being its most significant figure). Usually, those working within this orientation tend to see themselves as part of a broader movement for social and economic justice, working together with the “popular majorities” through engagement and solidarity with them.

According to Montero (2007), social change is the main objective in liberation psychology and this is done by endorsing the occupation of the public space by the citizenry, promoting the development of civil society, strengthening democracy, and exercising the rights...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noraini M. Noor
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyInternational Islamic University MalaysiaJalan GombakMalaysia

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