Decolonizing psychology: Power, citizenship and identity

  title={Decolonizing psychology: Power, citizenship and identity},
  author={Sunil Bhatia},
  journal={Psychoanalysis, Self and Context},
  pages={257 - 266}
  • S. Bhatia
  • Published 2 July 2020
  • Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis, Self and Context
ABSTRACT I adopt a decolonizing perspective in understanding how the culture of psychology creates specific explanations about self and identity. I mainly draw on my recent research on decolonizing psychology and previous work on acculturation and identity to examine how history, whiteness, citizenship and culture shapes the field of psychology and psychanalytic conceptions of self and identity. That is, my argument is that the larger historical and cultural roots of psychology produce specific… 

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