Putting the 'heart' back into community psychology: Some South African examples

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dc.contributor.author Gibson, Kerry en
dc.contributor.author Swartz, L en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-21T00:23:40Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Psychodynamic Practice 14(1):59-75 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 1475-3634 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14870 en
dc.description.abstract In this paper we explore the impact of emotional dynamics in the field of community psychology and the value of psychodynamic concepts in making sense of this. Emotional processes have often not been very well acknowledged or conceptualized in writing in the area of community psychology practice. This neglect is understandable given the individualizing, pathologizing and medicalizing assumptions underlying many psychological theories of emotion. Psychodynamic ideas may, however, make a useful contribution to understanding central concerns in community psychology in so far as they are able to shed light on emotional processes in groups, the political determinants of emotional response and the emotional dynamics of power, which are all central to the thinking of community psychologists. Using examples drawn from a long-term programme of consultation to community-based services in South Africa, we explore the potential of psychoanalytic understandings of emotional processes in illuminating some of the complexities and challenges faced in developing effective community partnerships and working towards the empowerment of communities. en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Psychodynamic Practice en
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dc.title Putting the 'heart' back into community psychology: Some South African examples en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14753630701769006 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 59 en
pubs.volume 14 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Routledge en
pubs.end-page 75 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 199957 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1475-3626 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-04-27 en

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