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Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-being / Edition 2

Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-being / Edition 2


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230219953
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 02/17/2010
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2010
Pages: 596
Sales rank: 274,435
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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