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Global Psychologies

Mental Health and the Global South

Editors: Fernando, Suman, Moodley, Roy (Eds.)

  • Explores non-Western approaches to Psychology
  • Calls for academia to promote cross-national and cross-cultural understanding
  • Brings together specialists from across the globe
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  • Due: August 12, 2018
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About this book

​This book critiques our reliance on Eurocentric knowledge in the education and training of psychology and psychiatry. Chapters explore the diversity of ‘constructions of the self’ in non-Western cultures, examining traditional psychologies from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and Pre-Columbian America. The authors discuss liberation psychologies and contemporary movements in healing and psychological therapy that draw on both Western and non-Western sources of knowledge. 
A central theme confronted is the importance, in a rapidly shrinking world, for knowledge systems derived from diverse cultures to be explored and disseminated equally. The authors contend that for this to happen, academia as a whole must lead in promoting cross-national and cross-cultural understanding that is free of colonial misconceptions and prejudices. 
This unique collection will be of value to all levels of study and practice across psychology and psychiatry and to anyone interested in looking beyond Western definitions and understandings. 

About the authors

Suman Fernando is Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the London Metropolitan University, UK. He was a practicing psychiatrist in the UK for over twenty years and has published and lectured extensively there and in Canada. He has also worked in Sri Lanka. 
Roy Moodley is Associate Professor of Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He teaches and researches in race, culture and psychotherapy; and traditional healing practices. He is the Director for the Center for Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction to Global Psychologies: Mental Health and the Global South

    Fernando, Suman (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Varieties of Global Psychology: Cultural Diversity and Constructions of the Self

    Kirmayer, Laurence J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Reflections on African and Asian Psychologies

    Fernando, Suman

    Pages 39-57

  • Contexts, Epistemologies and Practices of Global South Psychologies

    Moodley, Roy (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

  • African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Healing Traditions

    Bojuwoye, Olaniyi (et al.)

    Pages 77-98

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95816-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95815-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Psychologies
Book Subtitle
Mental Health and the Global South
Editors
  • Suman Fernando
  • Roy Moodley
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95816-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95816-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95815-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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