Power in Community Psychology Research and Practice

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Fisher, Adrian and Sonn, Christopher ORCID: 0000-0002-6175-1030 (2007) Power in Community Psychology Research and Practice. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 17 (4). pp. 255-257. ISSN 1052-9284


While power underpins so much of community psychology, it is not usually the focus of research or practice. Even empowerment approaches lack clear definition of the power against which they are operating. This article introduces a model developed at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, to understand various power dimensions and levels at which it can have impacts. Such a multifaceted model has facilitated the series of articles that follow – re-analysing the authors' work with power as the core element in the analyses, and understanding the different levels of analysis, sources of power, and ways in which power imbalances can be redressed.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3268
DOI 10.1002/casp.930
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.93...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding
Keywords ResPubID13288, power, community psychology, empowerment, sources of power, power imbalances
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