Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled
and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions,
this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black
feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close reading of Audre
Lorde and other related scholars to demonstrate how the activism of Black feminist
theory is concerned with issues central to radical critical thinking and practice,
such as identity, alienation, trauma, loss, the position and constitution of
individuals within relationships, the family, community and society. Nayak reveals
how Black feminist theory seeks to address issues that are also a core concern
of critical psychology, including individualism, essentialism and normalization.
Her work grapples with several issues at the heart of key contemporary debates
concerning methodology, identity, difference, race and gender.
Using a powerful line of argument, the book weaves these themes together
to show how the activism of Black feminist theory in general, and the work of
Audre Lorde in particular, can be used to effect social change in response to
the damaging psychological impact of oppressive social constructions. Race,
Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory will be of great interest to
advanced students, researchers, political activist and practitioners in psychology,
counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, social work and community development.
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Verlag: Taylor and Francis
Seiten: 176 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2014 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)