Peace Psychology Book Series

Psychology of Liberation

Theory and Applications

Editors: Montero, Maritza, Sonn, Christopher C. (Eds.)

  • Influence and adoption can be seen in the kind of community social psychology developed in Latin America
  • Encapsulates terms of the epistemological, philosophical, and methodological traditions that have informed the development of liberation praxis
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Since the mid-1980s, the psychology of liberation movement has been a catalyst for collective and individual change in communities throughout Latin America, and beyond; and recent political developments are making its powerful, transformative ideas more relevant than ever before. Psychology of Liberation: Theory and Applications updates the activist frameworks developed by Ignacio Martin-Baro and Paulo Freire with compelling stories from the frontlines of conflict in the developing and developed worlds, as social science and psychological practice are allied with struggles for peace, justice, and equality.

In these chapters, liberation is presented as both an ongoing process and a core dimension of wellbeing, entailing the reconstruction of social identity and the transformation of all parties involved, both oppressed and oppressors. It also expands the social consciousness of professionals, bringing more profound meaning to practice and enhancing related areas such as peace psychology, as shown in articles such as these:

  • Philippines: the role of liberation movements in the transition to democracy.
  • Venezuela: liberation psychology as a therapeutic intervention with street youth.
  • South Africa: the movement for representational knowledge.
  • Muslim world: religion, the state, and the gendering of human rights.
  • Ireland: linking personal and political development.
  • Australia: addressing issues of racism, identity, and immigration.
  • Colombia: building cultures of peace from the devastation of war.

Psychology of Liberation demonstrates the commitment to overcome social injustices and oppression. The book is a critical resource for social and community psychologists as well as policy analysts. It can also be used as a text for graduate courses in psychology, sociology, social work and community studies.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Gendering Peace and Liberation: A Participatory-Action Approach to Critical Consciousness Acquisition Among Women in a Marginalized Neighborhood

    Luque-Ribelles, Violeta (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Praxis and Liberation in the Context of Latin American Theory

    Mario, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 11-36

  • Ignacio Martín-Baró’s Social Psychology of Liberation: Situated Knowledge and Critical Commitment Against Objectivism

    Jiménez-Domínguez, Bernardo

    Pages 37-50

  • Towards a Really Social Psychology: Liberation Psychology Beyond Latin America

    Burton, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • Methods for Liberation: Critical Consciousness in Action

    Montero, Maritza

    Pages 73-91

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-85784-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-85783-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2761-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology of Liberation
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Editors
  • Maritza Montero
  • Christopher C. Sonn
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-85784-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-85784-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-85783-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2761-3
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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