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Author Bloom, Leonard, 1927- author.

Title Identity and ethnic relations in Africa / Leonard Bloom
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Toward a Relevant Psychology -- Social Science in Africa: Problems and Prospects -- Psychotherapy and Culture: A Critical View -- Cultural Fragmentation and Mental Distress -- Ethnic Identity: A Psychoanalytic Critique -- The Emotional Damage of Apartheid: A Psychoanalytic View -- Apartheid's Children: The Emotional Costs -- Quasi-family, Quasi-psychotherapy: Six Years of Living Together, Black and White, in South Africa -- After the War is Over: Truth and Reconciliation? Reflections from South Africa
Summary Published in 1998, this text asserts that psychologists and sociologists have a professional and personal responsibility to further the "cure" of the damage done by governments. The author draws on his own personal experience of living and working in authoritarian, racist or ethnically-sensitive societies and argues that psychologists and sociologists can and should confront their professions and governments by playing an active, collective, therapeutic role in judging the psychological consequences of legal and political practice. The author is concerned with the critical, deconstructionist roles of psychoanalysis and looks at ethnic identity and culture, psychotherapy and mental health problems and the emotional costs and consequences of Apartheid
Notes Originally published 1998 by Ashgate Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Africans -- Race identity
Africans -- Ethnic identity
Africans -- Psychology
Political psychology -- Africa
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Africans -- Psychology
Africans -- Race identity
Political psychology
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429452406