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About Liberation and Psychology: An Introduction

Sonn, Christopher C and Montero, Maritza (2009) About Liberation and Psychology: An Introduction. In: Psychology of Liberation: Theory and Applications. Sonn, Christopher C and Montero, Maritza, eds. Peace Psychology Book Series . Springer, New York, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The psychology of liberation, as the readers will find out in the first chapter of this book, has its roots in a paradigmatic change that started in the second half of the twentieth century, in Latin American social sciences. One could say that the idea of liberation arose from a fresh and renovating spirit that reflected the times as change traversing across the continent. And as also can be read in the chapters included in this book, there are certain characteristics that have marked those initial moments. During the 25 years between the sixties and the mid-eighties, when the creation of a psychology of liberation was proposed by its pioneer, Ignacio Martín-Baró, the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, pedagogy, philosophy, and theology, were introducing and discussing certain conceptions and ideas linked to social and political movements while denouncing oppression, exclusion, exploitation.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780387857831 (print) 9780387857848 (online) 2197-5787 (ISSN)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18218, civil rights movements, social psychology, national liberation movements, liberty, democracy, liberation psychology
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2014 21:05
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2014 21:05
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5142
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