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Chapter 18 | Postcolonialism and Psychology: Growing Interest and Promising Potential

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Postcolonialism and Psychology: Growing Interest and Promising Potential
Catriona Macleod Sunil Bhatia Shose Kessi
Introduction

In the first edition of this book published in 2008, we categorized postcolonial psychology as embryonic: at the time very few psychologists were using postcolonial theories and approaches to illuminate broadly psychological issues. Since then, there has been some growing interest, to which we refer below. Nevertheless, despite recent contributions to postcolonial psychology literature under the banner of critical psychology (Bhatia, 2014; Moane and Sonn, 2015; Painter, 2015; Teo, 2005) as well as a number of books tackling the psychological in relation to postcolonial theory in the last decade (Anderson et al., 2011; Bhatia, 2007; David, 2011; Good ...

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