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Rethinking Community Psychology: Critical Insights

Coimbra, Joaquim Luis, Duckett, Paul, Fryer, David, Makkawi, Ibrahim, Menezes, Isabel, Seedat, Mohamed and Walker, Carl (2012) Rethinking Community Psychology: Critical Insights. The Australian Community Psychologist, 24 (2). pp. 135-142. ISSN 1835-7393

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Abstract

At first sight there appear to be, internationally, many diverse, radical, manifestations of community psychology. However, community psychology has gradually become decreasingly diverse and decr easingly radical the more it has become academically and professionally established and evangelised and it is now endangered as a critical alternative to the disciplinary ideologies, theories, procedures and practices of mainstream psychology. As a consequence, the interests of people whose lives are most characterised by immiseration, suffering, social injustice and oppression are increasingly blighted and increasingly threatened. However, these reactionary developments were and are not inevitable and can be reversed by those collectively committed to community critical psychology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID26421, community critical psychologies, social sciences, labour, mental health
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Ms Phung.T Tran
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 05:31
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 03:53
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23611
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