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Decolonizing Psychology: Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities

Sunil Bhatia

Abstract

Decolonizing Psychology sheds light on the universalizing power and the colonizing dimensions of Euro-American psychology. The book integrates insights from postcolonial, narrative, and cultural psychology to ask how Euro-American scientific psychology becomes the standard-bearer of psychology throughout the world, whose stories get told, what knowledge is considered as legitimate, and whose lives are considered central to the future of psychology. Urban Indian youth represent one of the largest segments of the youth population across the world and yet remain so utterly invisible in the discip ... More

Keywords: decolonizing, psychology, Indian, youth, identity narrative, transnational, cultural, social justice, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199964727
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199964727.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sunil Bhatia, author
Professor of Human Development, Connecticut College