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Power, Well-being, Oppression, and Liberation: Points of Departure

  • Isaac Prilleltensky
  • Geoffrey Nelson
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Abstract

This chapter describes our basic approach to critical psychology. We begin with power because it is pivotal in attaining well-being and in opposing injustice. Then, we explore the remaining three foundational concepts of our work: wellbeing, oppression, and liberation. We discuss how these basic notions inform critical psychology practice. We pay particular attention to the need to cross boundaries in levels of intervention and disciplinary orientations. We also address the issue of clear communication and sensitivity to contextual considerations. We conclude with a brief overview of the book.

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Economic Exploitation Book Deal Service Recipient Critical Psychology Social Oppression 
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© Isaac Prilleltensky and Geoffrey Nelson 2002

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  • Isaac Prilleltensky
  • Geoffrey Nelson

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