The Psychology of Oppression

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The Psychology of Oppression

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The Psychology of Oppression

E.J.R. David, Annie O. Derthick
Springer
240 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0826178169
October 2017

Written in an engaging and relatable manner, this book reviews the psychological theories and research on the topic of oppression – its evolution, its various forms, and its consequences. Painful historical examples and modern-day occurrences of oppression including mass incarceration, LGBT and transgender issues, police brutality, immigration reform, anti-Muslim sentiments, and systemic racism are explored. How oppression exists and operates on various levels, the mental and behavioral health consequences of oppression, and promising clinical and community programs to eradicate oppression are reviewed.

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