Palgrave Studies in Indigenous Psychology

Indigenous Psychology of Spirituality

In My Beginning is My End

Editors: Dueck, Alvin (Ed.)

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  • Presents theory and research on psychological process implicit in spiritual experiences from an indigenous perspective
  • Examines the impact of colonization and globalization on local psychologies and spiritualities
  • Explores a range of methodological approaches including phenomenological and quantitative instrumentation
  • Provides a range of examples of psychologies and spiritualities shaped by local culture
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This book presents cutting-edge research and theory in the emerging field of the indigenous psychology of religion. Its authors examine the influence of colonization and illustrate the use of novel research methodologies utilised in studies with communities in India, Korea, China, Indonesia, America, and Poland. Whereas Western psychology has traditionally viewed religion through an institutional lens and from a Euro-American perspective, this book aims to facilitate an understanding of indigenous spiritualities on their own terms and from the indigenous people’s lived experience.

In doing so, the contributors seek to support indigenous communities in the recovery of their voice, original vision, and ancient practices, and to follow their yearning as echoed in T. S. Eliot’s words: “In my beginning is my end.” The book is replete with examples of this recovery of indigeneity in, for example, Chinese notions of harmony and resilience; cultural differences in hearing the voice of the divine; the influence of animism on Christians in Korea; and in savoring the bereavement of loved ones.

This novel collection presents fresh insights for students and scholars of the psychology of religion, indigenous studies, cultural psychology, and anthropology.

About the authors

Alvin Dueck is Distinguished Professor of Cultural Psychologies at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, USA. His previous books include Between Jerusalem and Athens: Ethics, Psychotherapy and Culture (1995); and A Peaceable Psychology (2009). With grants from the Sir John Templeton Foundation he supported research in cultural psychology of religion in China.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • “In My Beginning Is My End”

    Pages 1-19

    Dueck, Alvin

  • Prolegomena for the Development of Indigenous Psychologies of Spirituality: Colonization, Decolonization, and Indigeneity

    Pages 23-49

    Dueck, Alvin (et al.)

  • Spirituality in a Civil Religion: The Chinese Notions of Harmony

    Pages 51-69

    Sundararajan, Louise

  • Giving Voice to the Voiceless: A Peaceable Research Paradigm for Psychology in China

    Pages 73-96

    Ting, Rachel Sing-Kiat (et al.)

  • Psychology of Religion Instrumentation: Systematic Review with an International and Multiple Faith Focus

    Pages 97-126

    Wang, Kenneth T. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Psychology of Spirituality
Book Subtitle
In My Beginning is My End
Editors
  • Alvin Dueck
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Indigenous Psychology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50869-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50869-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50868-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50871-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 326
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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