World Looks Like This From Here
Reflecting on the problematics of psychology as a colonial, Euro-American discipline, this book builds a compelling case for thinking and doing psychology differently in and for Africa. This book sets out a situated, pluralising framework for researching, teaching and practising African psychology.
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Innovative in form and content, The World Looks Like This From Here offers thoughts about the ideas, contestation, urgency and desire around a psychological praxis in Africa for Africans. Setting out a situated, pluralising framework for researching, teaching and practising African psychology, the book urges reflection on and reconsideration of how the discipline is taught and practised on the continent. Writing against the universal application of a Western model of psychology, which is unreflective about its locatedness even as it pushes Africa to the margins, Ratele urges readers to engage and think deeply about new ways of seeing and thinking about the self and others. He asserts that the deliberate attempt to see the world from Africa – to look at everything with the whole self from here – leads to heightened consciousness about ways of being in the world, and enhances the capacity for healing. This lyrical, philosophical and poetic treatise is a cogent and timely response to the call for the decolonisation of social sciences and other disciplines.