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Latin American Voices

Psychological Knowledge and Practices in Brazilian Colonial Culture

Authors: Massimi, Marina

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  • Presents a decolonial and innovative approach to the history of psychology 
  • Investigates how psychological concepts and practices were produced outside of 19th and early 20th century Europe and North America
  • Shows how psychological concepts and practices emerged and circulated in Brazilian colonial culture long before the establishment of psychology as a modern science
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This book examines the complexities of the colonization of the territory that is now Brazil and its shaping of psychological knowledge and practice. It reveals the rich network of cultural practices that were formed through the appropriation of elements of Jesuit Catholicism and the blending with elements of the cultures of native, African and Lusitanian populations present in the territory, and how psychological concepts and practices emerged and circulated between the sixteenth and the late eighteenth centuries, long before the establishment of psychology as a modern science.

The volume summarizes the research program developed by the author over 38 years of academic activity through which she contributed to expand the field of historical studies in psychology by investigating how psychological concepts and practices were produced in cultural and historical contexts different from the European and North American societies where scientific psychology developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Psychological Knowledge and Practices in Brazilian Colonial Culture will be of interest not only to historians of psychology, but also to professional psychologists working with culturally diverse populations who seek to understand how psychological concepts and phenomena are shaped by culture. By doing so, the book intends to contribute to the development of a psychology better prepared to deal with cultural diversity in an increasingly multicultural world.

“Massimi’s book will now form an important foundation of English-language scholarship about the psychological and cultural impact of colonization on subjugated peoples. She has, of course, made many such contributions in Portuguese. It is to be hoped that much of her work will be translated into English so that more scholars may benefit from the richness of her insights.” – Excerpt from the Foreword by Dr. Wade E. Pickren.


About the authors

Marina Massimi is full professor at the Department of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, and senior professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the same In São Paulo, where she leads the research group “Time, Memory and Belonging”. She has graduated in Psychology at the Università degli Studi of Padova, Italy, and has a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Prof. Massimi was president and vice-president of the Brazilian Society of History of Psychology between 2013 and 2017 and is a member of the Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-60645-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-60644-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychological Knowledge and Practices in Brazilian Colonial Culture
Authors
Series Title
Latin American Voices
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60645-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60645-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60644-2
Series ISSN
2524-5805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 238
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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