Gender And Colonialism: A Psychological Analysis of Oppression and Liberation

Paperback | January 15, 2011

byGeraldine Moane

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The first edition of this book was a pioneering work in the newly emerging field of liberation psychology, which is now making its mark in many areas related to psychology and social justice. This revised and updated edition retains the argument and structure of the original edition, charting a journey from the personal to the political. The book draws on foundation writers in feminism and postcolonialism such as Frantz Fanon, Jean Baker Miller and Ignacio Martin Baro, on research and experience in the Irish context, and on the latest international developments in liberation psychology, feminist psychology, critical and community psychology. It provides a structural analysis of oppression that recognizes diversity and globalization and that can be readily adapted to diverse contexts. Exploring psychological aspects of oppression in detail, it then sets out practices for liberation at the personal, interpersonal and political levels.

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The first edition of this book was a pioneering work in the newly emerging field of liberation psychology, which is now making its mark in many areas related to psychology and social justice. This revised and updated edition retains the argument and structure of the original edition, charting a journey from the personal to the politica...

GERALDINE MOANE is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and a Teaching Associate in the School of Social Justice at University College Dublin, Ireland. Her pioneering work in liberation psychology has been widely read, cited and used on courses throughout the world. She has also published in the areas of women's psychological d...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.3 × 5.76 × 0.67 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333994299

ISBN - 13:9780333994290

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Table of Contents

Women, Psychology and Society: The Personal is Political
Hierarchical Systems: Patriarchy and Colonialism
Psychological Patterns Associated with Hierarchical Systems: The Cycle of Oppression
Breaking Out: The Cycle of Liberation
The Personal Level: Building Strengths
The Interpersonal Level: Making Connections
The Political Level: Taking Action
Liberation Psychologies in Action: Local and Global Examples
Interconnections between Personal and Political Change: Towards an Egalitarian Society
References