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Critical Psychology: An Introduction 2ed

by Dennis R Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky and Stephanie Austin SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2009
ISBN:
9781847871732
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Pbk 496 pages
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'Do read this book - it will refresh you if you have not come across critical psychology before. If you are already "critical", this is an excellent, up-to-date overview of the area' - THE (Times Higher Education) 'An excellent book in all respects - compulsory reading for scholars interested in a socio-political contextual analysis of complex human behaviour' - Professor David F Marks, City University, London 'The arrival of a Second Edition of this classic is an exciting event. The editors have assembled a world class array of authors to bring students to the forefront of critical scholarship today. Adding to the work's lustre are fresh new chapters on critical social issues, along with a set of new pedagogical aids. Bravo!' - Kenneth J. Gergen, Senior Research Professor, Swarthmore College The Second Edition of Critical Psychology extends the original's comprehensive and accessible critique of mainstream psychology. Fully revised, reconfigured and expanded, the Second Edition explores critical psychology's continued growth and diversification, offering practical advice, and noting significant theoretical and political dilemmas confronting critical psychologists today. While other texts focus on narrower specialties within critical psychology or on specific theoretical or methodological perspectives, Critical Psychology retains its focus on critical psychology as a whole. Key features of the new edition include: - each chapter now also includes a summary of main points, a glossary of important terms, suggested readings and Internet sites, and questions for discussion - the book's contributors - most of them new - have thoroughly updated the original chapters and provide multiple perspectives on critical psychology's core concerns - reflecting recent developments, Parts Three and Four are completely new to this edition. Part Three provides in-depth coverage of critical psychology's relevance to social justice, focusing on the issues of race, class, gender, disability, colonization/globalization, human rights/social justice in post-conflict settings, and oppression/empowerment in mental health systems. Part Four examines critical psychology practice, from theory, methodology and therapy to community organizing and the politics of resistance.

Contents:

PART ONE: CRITICAL OVERVIEWS
Critical Psychology for Social Justice - Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky and Stephanie Austin
Concerns and Dilemmas
What Critical Psychologists Should Know About the History of Psychology - Ben Harris
Philosophical Concerns in Critical Psychology - Thomas Teo

PART TWO: CRITICAL DISCIPLINES
Theories of Personality - Tod Sloan
Clinical Psychology - Jeanne Marecek and Rachel T. Hare-Mustin
The Politics of Madness
Social Psychology and Social Change - Frances Cherry
Concepts and Directions in Critical Industrial//Organizational Psychology - Gazi Islam and Michael Zyphur
Community Psychology - Isaac Prilleltensky and Geoffrey Nelson
Advancing Social Justice
Critical Health Psychology - Kerry Chamberlain and Michael Murray
Psychology and the Law - Bruce Arrigo and Dennis Fox
The Crime of Policy and the Search for Justice
Rethinking Subjectivity - Alexa Hepburn and Clare Jackson
A Discursive Psychological Approach to Cognition and Emotion

PART THREE: CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES
Race and Racism - Kevin Durrheim, Derek Hook and Damien W Riggs
Class - Heather E. Bullock and Wendy M. Limbert
Gender - Victoria Clarke and Virginia Braun
Critical Psychology and Disability Studies - Ora Prilleltensky
Critiquing the Mainstream, Critiquing the Critique
From Colonization to Globalization - Ingrid Huygens
Continuities in Colonial `Commonsense'
Psychosocial Trauma, Poverty, and Human Rights in Communities Emerging from War - M Brinton Lykes and Erzulie D Coquillon
Oppression and Empowerment - Michael McCubbin
The Genesis of a Critical Analysis of Mental Health

PART FOUR: CRITICAL PRACTICE

Doing Theory - Tod Sloan
Research Methodology - Wendy Stainton Rogers
Psychological Validity in Counselling and Therapy - Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky and Courte Voorhees
Organizational and Community Change - Scot Evans and Colleen Loomis
Critical Psychology and the Politics of Resistance - Vicky Steinitz and Elliot G Mishler



Dennis Fox University of Illinois, USA
Isaac Prilleltensky University of Miami School of Education
Stephanie Austin Bureau of Women's Health and Gender Analysis at Health Canada