Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-being (2nd Revised edition)

Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-being (2nd Revised edition)

By: Isaac Prilleltensky (editor), Geoffrey Nelson (editor)Paperback

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The second edition of this introductory textbook, Community Psychology, has been updated and expanded to reflect how changes within society have led to developments across the field. The authors offer a fascinating introduction for students, setting out the principles of community psychology as they consider how its roots have helped to shape the goals of liberation and well-being. Following this, the authors look closely at the conceptual, interventional and research tools of community psychology and how they can be applied in different contexts, the difficulties faced and practical ways to help achieve social justice. Featuring a wide range of critical perspectives, international examples, exercises and additional online resources, this textbook will encourage students to think more critically about the role of psychology in society and about how community psychology can aid in the liberation of oppressed groups to promote social justice and well-being.

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GEOFFREY NELSON is Professor of Psychology and faculty member in the Community Psychology programme at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. He served as the senior editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and is the author of five other books related to community psychology. ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Miami, USA. He previously directed the Ph.D. programme in Community Research and Action at Vanderbilt University and has also taught community psychology in Australia and Canada. He is the author or co-editor of six other books related to community psychology.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780230219953
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9780230219953
  • weight: 967
  • ISBN10: 0230219950
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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