Community Psychology

In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-being

Geoffrey Nelson (Redaktør) ; Isaac Prilleltensky (Redaktør)

Community Psychology

In its broadest sense, community psychology studies the individual's relationships to their community and to wider society. Sitting at the junction between social and clinical psychology, and heavily influenced by activist traditions in political science, sociology and social work, this powerfully written book delivers a comprehensive introduction to the definition and aims of this justice-orientated field of psychology. Les mer
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Community Psychology

In its broadest sense, community psychology studies the individual's relationships to their community and to wider society. Sitting at the junction between social and clinical psychology, and heavily influenced by activist traditions in political science, sociology and social work, this powerfully written book delivers a comprehensive introduction to the definition and aims of this justice-orientated field of psychology. Editors Nelson and Prilleltensky cover a broad range of the critical perspectives and fundamental values that define the aims of community psychology, highlighting the psychosocial praxis that these have produced and the key political and societal ills that they aim to prevent. Written with a global perspective, this book exhibits internationally authored chapters as well as in-text commentators and cross-cultural case studies. This book is a key guide to understanding how community psychologists function to resolve structural injustice and bring about transformative change to the socio-economic issues of our time such as homelessness, mental health, racism, discrimination and marginalisation.

This text can be used as an essential guide for undergraduate students beginning courses in Community Psychology as it presents a thorough history of the field, a rigorous breakdown of the various socio-economic issues at the heart of community psychology's focus, as well as a critical analysis of methods of intervention and research.

PART I: CONTEXT AND OVERVIEW.- Community Psychology: Journeys in the Global Context .- The Project of Community Psychology: Issues, Values and Tools for Liberation and Well-Being.- PART II: VALUES, PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTUAL TOOLS.- Values for Community Psychology.- Ecology, Prevention and Promotion .- Community and Power.- Commitment, Accountability and Inclusion.- PART III: TOOLS FOR ACTION.- An Overview of Community Psychology Interventions.- Social Interventions.- Organizational and Community Interventions.- Small Group and Individual Interventions.- PART IV: TOOLS FOR RESEARCH.- The Foundations of Community Research .- Community Research Methods: Post-positivist and Social Constructivist Paradigms.- Community Research Methods: Transformative Paradigm.- PART V: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: ADDRESSING THE ISSUES.- Marginalisation; C.Kagan & M.Burton.- Globalisation, Poverty and Social Justice; T.Sloan.- Colonization and Racism; M.Glover, P.Dudgeon & I.Huygens.- Immigration and Adaptation: Confronting the Challenges of Cultural Diversity; C.Sonn & A.Fisher.- Gender, Power and Community Psychology; H. Gridley and C.Turner.- A Journey Towards Liberation: Confronting Heterosexism and the Oppression of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People; G. Harper.- Ableism; G. White .- Creating New Possibilities for Promoting Liberation, Well-being and Recovery; B. Kloos .- Disadvantaged Children and Families; L. Peirson.- Community Psychology, the Natural Environment, and Global Climate Change; M. Riemer .- PART VI: LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE .- Between Person and Society: Community Psychology's Voyage into Complexity; M. Montero.

MARK BURTON is Head of Manchester Learning Disability Partnership, and Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Outside paid work, Mark is active in international solidarity with progressive social movements PAT DUDGEON is an Associate Professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. She is the first Indigenous Fellow within the Australian Psychological Society and is the founding chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association ADRIAN FISHER is an Associate Professor in the Community Psychology program at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia MAREWA GLOVER (Nga Puhi Nui Tonu) is Director of the Auckland Tobacco Control Research Centre based within the School of Population Health of the Univers

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