Routledge International Handbook of Community Psychology
Facing Global Crises with Hope
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This handbook offers a unique critical, and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of community psychology, showing how it can address the systemic challenges arising from multiple crises facing people across the world.
Addressing some of the most pressing issues of our times, the text shows how community psychology can contribute to principled social change, giving voice, enabling civic participation, and supporting the realignment of social and economic power within planetary boundaries. Featuring a collaboration of contributions from world-leading academics, early career researchers and community leaders, each chapter gives theory and context with practical examples of working with those living in precarious situations, on matters that concern them most, and highlights positive ways to contribute to progressive change. The editors examine economic, ecological, demographic, gender, violence, energy, social and cultural, and political crises in relation to psychological theories, as well as public policy and lived experiences, presenting an approach situated at the intersection of public policy and lived experiences. Viewed through four different perspectives or lenses: a critical lens; a praxis lens; an ecological lens; and a reflective lens, this compendium of critical explorations into community psychology shows how it can contribute to a fairer, more just, resilient, and sustainable world.
Also examining the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic about the pervading nature of social inequality, but also the potential of solidarity movements ranging from local to international levels, this is ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars in community psychology and related areas, including social psychology, clinical psychology, and applied psychology.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: Facing Global Crises
Carolyn Kagan, Jacqui Akhurst, Jaime Alfaro, Rebecca Lawthom, Michael Richards, Alba Zambrano
Part 1: Community Psychology Through a Critical Lens
- Epistemicide and Epistemic Freedom: Reflections for a Decolonising Community Psychology
- Contributions of Marxism to Community Psychology: Emancipation in Debate
- Community Psychology and Political Economy
- Grounding Community Psychology in Practices of Ecopsychosocial Accompaniment
- Community Psychology and War: Structural Violence and Institutional Silence
- Interrogating Chilean Community Psychology in Times of Crisis
- Psychologists Taking Action for LGBT+ Rights and Well-being in the Philippines
- Psychosocial Accompaniment from a Community Approach to Victims of Internal Forced Displacement in Colombia
- Community Trust and Community Psychology Interventions
- The Others, Discovering and Connecting Community Life
- A Call for a Digital Community Psychology
- The Interface of Community and Well-being in Childhood: A Critical Perspective
- Disaster and Community Psychology: Focusing on the Power of Youth and Children and their Peer Effects in Disaster Prevention and Community Empowerment
- Community Arts for Critical Community Psychology Praxis: Towards Decolonisation and Aboriginal Self Determination
- In the Pursuit of a Practical Utopia: Transitioning Towards Climate Justice
- Participation for a Better Future: Communities of Action for the Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Exploring the Ecotone of Critical Food Studies in Community Psychology: A Framework for Addressing Well-Being Through Food System Transformation
- Community Social Psychology and Nature Conservation
- Community Psychology and the Liberation Process of First Nations in Guatemala
- Scholar Activism: Mothering; Disability and Academic Activism
- Building Partnerships for Community-Based Service Learning in Poverty-stricken and Systemically Disadvantaged Communities
- Mobilising Critical Consciousness in Educational Contexts: A Community Psychology Approach
- Working with Life Stories for Transformational Learning: Tracking Our Positionality in an Educational Dialogical Space During COVID-19
- End Note: Hope
Nick Malherbe, Shahnaaz Suffla and Mohamed Seedat
Isabel Fernandes de Oliveira and Fernando Lacerda Júnior
Sally Zlotowitz and Mark H. Burton
Garret Barnwell, Gay Bradshaw and Mary Watkins
Part 2: Community Psychology Through a Praxis Lens
Alba Zambrano Constanzo, Sergio Chacón-Armijo, Herling Sanhueza Yáñez and María Antonieta Campos Melo
Eric Julian Manalastas, Moniq M. Muyargas, Pierce S. Docena and Beatriz A. Torre
Claudia Tovar Guerra, Stella Sacipa Rodríguez and Laura Muñoz Restrepo
Caterina Arcidiacono, Immacolata Di Napoli, Ciro Esposito and Fortuna Procentese
Moisés Carmona Monferrer and Rubén David Fernández Carrasco
Jenna Condie and Michael Richards
Jaime Alfaro and M. Isidora Bilbao-Nieva
Mari Yoshinaga and Takehito Hagiwara
Christopher C. Sonn, Amy F. Quayle and Paola Balla
Part 3: Community Psychology Through an Ecological Lens
Carlie D. Trott, Kai Reimer-Watts and Manuel Riemer
Niki Harré, Sally Birdsall, Daniel Hikuroa, Daniel Kelly, Karen Nairn and Te Kerekere Roycroft
Mirella L. Stroink, Charles Z. Levkoe and B. Mackenzie Barnett
Alejandra Olivera-Méndez and Marcelo Calegare
Part 4: Community Psychology Through a Reflective Lens
Jorge Mario Flores Osorio and Mariola Elizabeth Vicente Xiloj
Katherine Runswick-Cole, Andrea Ellwood, Kerry Fox and Sara Ryan
Jacqui Akhurst and Nqobile Msomi
Bruna Zani, Cinzia Albanesi, Elvira Cicognani, Antonella Guarino and Iana Tzankova
Yvonne Sliep, Nosipho Makhakhe, Sipho Ngcongo and Bernice Calmes
Part 5: Community Psychology Through the Lens of Hope
Carolyn Kagan, Jacqui Akhurst, Jaime Alfaro, Rebecca Lawthom, Michael Richards and Alba Zambrano
Carolyn Kagan was Professor Emerita of Community Social Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is now a scholar activist, involved with projects that connect localism, environmental and social justice, and community resilience.
Jacqui Akhurst is a Professor Emerita of Rhodes University, South Africa. Her community-based research utilizes Action Research or Activity Theory. Her recent focus has been on Community-based Service Learning in higher education.
Jaime Alfaro is a senior researcher at the Center of Studies of Well-being and Social Coexistence, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. He has a Ph.D. in Social Science, University of Girona, Spain.
Rebecca Lawthom is Professor of Community Psychology and Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. She works with others in participatory and collaborative ways to achieve valued change. Her research interests cohere around marginalization and she writes within fields of disability, ageing and methods.
Michael Richards is a Critical Community Psychologist who is Deputy Programme Leader of a Child and Adolescent Mental Health programme and Deputy Director of the Arts and Wellbeing Research Centre at Edge Hill University, UK.
Alba Zambrano is an academic of the Department of Psychology Universidad de La Frontera, Chile in the field of Community Psychology. Research interests include community strengthening processes, prevention of psychosocial problems based on evidence and socio-community inclusion. She is director of the Life Skills Program UFRO JUNAEB agreement.
"As someone who lives in one of the very few political colonies left in the world, Puerto Rico, I believe this to be an indispensable volume for all concerned with the ravages of coloniality, social injustice and climate change. It also provides challenges to ongoing crises and the possibilities of a praxis for change which undergirds hope."
Irma Serrano García, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico