Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Author(s): Jim Orford

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470855935

Online ISBN: 9780470773154

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773154

About this Book

This book is both a sequel to and expansion of Community Psychology, published in 1992. It serves as a textbook for courses on community psychology but now also includes material on inequality and health, since both are concerned with the way an individual's social setting and the systems with which they interact affect their problems and the solutions they devise. Part 1 sets the scene by locating community psychology in its historical and contemporary context. In Part 2, disempowered groups and their physical and mental health are considered. Finally in Part 3 the application of community psychology is discussed, and the ways in which marginalised people can be helped by strengthening their communities highlighted.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Background to Community Psychology and what it Stands for

  2. Part II: Understanding Inequality and its Effects on Health

  3. Part III: The Experience of Disempowerment: Seven Examples

  4. Part IV: Community Psychology Action: From Support to Liberation

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