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Titre du document / Document title

Sociopolitical development as an antidote for oppression : Theory and action

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

WATTS R. J. (1) ; GRIFFITH D. M. (1) ; ABDUL-ADIL J. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) DePaul University, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

Although psychology has an ample vocabulary for describing individual pathologies, the development of theory and concepts for understanding societal pathology remains in its infancy. Because community psychology theory views human behavior in its context, it is essential that interventions not be limited to stress management, personal coping, and similar programming. Interventions should not leave social injustice undiscussed and unchallenged. In this spirit we present a theory of oppression and sociopolitical development that informs an intervention with young, African American men in an urban setting. The five-stage theory highlights the role of Freire's notion of critical consciousness, a sociopolitical version of critical thinking, in enhancing an awareness ofsociopolitical as well as personal forces that influence behavior. The theory also draws on African American social-change traditions and their spiritual aspects. The action section of the study describes the Young Warriors program's use of mass culture (rap videos and film) as stimuli for the development of critical consciousness. Highlights from an empirical investigation of an eight-session high school version of the program will be presented to illustrate the practical challenges and benefits ofsociopolitical interventions.

Revue / Journal Title

American journal of community psychology    ISSN  0091-0562   CODEN AJCPCK 

Source / Source

1999, vol. 27, no 2 (190 p.)  (1 p.3/4), pp. 255-271

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Springer, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1973) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Mental disorder

;

Etiology

;

Social development

;

Social environment

;

Cultural environment

;

Social change

;

Black American

;

Theoretical model

;

Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Trouble psychiatrique

;

Etiologie

;

Développement social

;

Environnement social

;

Milieu culturel

;

Changement social

;

Noir américain

;

Modèle théorique

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Trastorno psiquiátrico

;

Etiología

;

Desarrollo social

;

Medio ambiente social

;

Medio cultural

;

Cambio social

;

Negro americano

;

Modelo teórico

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16518, 35400008582034.0070

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 1868853



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