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- Previous ed. published as Community psychology: theory and practice, Wiley, 1992.
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- CONTENTSAbout the AuthorPrefaceAcknowledgementsPART I THE BACKGROUND TO COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR1. Challenging Psychology Over its Neglect of the SocialThe individualism of psychologyThe new public health psychologyCritical psychology2 Community Psychology's Core Values: Empowerment, Liberation and Social JusticeEmpowermentSocial constructionism and its criticsLiberation psychologySocial justice as a core value3 The Debate over Knowledge in Community PsychologyDissatisfaction with existing research methodsSupport for qualitative researchParticipatory and action researchNegotiating the community psychology researcher's roleWhat kind of science is community psychology?PART II UNDERSTANDING INEQUALITY AND ITS EFFECTS ON HEALTH4 Social Position and Inequalities in HealthThe accumulation of evidence that health is related to social positionSocial class': complexities and controversiesInequality of income distributionPsychosocial versus material explanations5 Place and its Influence on Health and Well-beingEvidence for the influence of area on health and well-beingHow neighbourhoods may (fail to) meet local health needs6 Two Concepts for Understanding Inequalities by Position and PlaceSocial capitalSense of communityPART III THE EXPERIENCE OF DISEMPOWERMENT: SEVEN EXAMPLES7 Disempowerment by War, Immigration, Homelessness or UnemploymentCommunities caught up in war and its consequencesGroups of people adjusting to a new countryExperiencing homelessnessThe unemployed and the under-employed8 Disempowered Because of Income, Gender, or Sexual OrientationThe poor and socially excludedWomenLesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered peoplePART IV COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY ACTION: FROM SUPPORT TO LIBERATION9 Strengthening Social Support for Members of Disempowered GroupsSocial support for young peopleSocial support interventions for womenSupport for those with illness or disability or for their familiesResponding to domestic violenceSupport for LGBT groups10 Social Action and InnovationMoving to collective social actionExperimental social innovation and dissemination11 Empowering CommunitiesThe theory of community coalitionsCollaborations, consortia and coalitions: examples of projectsYoung people and collective action12 Participation and LiberationParticipation in local actionDrawing on a diversity of world viewsProjects to protect and sustain natural resourcesTowards liberation for the poor and oppressedFinale - Consensus and ChallengeReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index
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