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ERIC Number: EJ871374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Community Psychology, Diversity, and the Many Forms of Culture
Tebes, Jacob Kraemer
American Psychologist, v65 n1 p58-59 Jan 2010
Comments on the original article, "Many forms of culture," by A. B. Cohen. Cohen argued that psychology must broaden its conceptualization of culture to consider its many forms, such as religion, socioeconomic status, and region. The current author could not agree more with Cohen's proposed conceptualization of culture and its potential impact on psychological theory, research, and practice. However, the current author asserts that Cohen's conceptualization is one that the field of community psychology has been incorporating into its theory, research, and practice for the past 15 years. Evidence for this can be found in the field's journals and texts as well as its conferences and course offerings. It is striking, says the current author, that this rich tradition of scholarship and social action--much of it illustrating what Cohen's proposed conceptualization purports to achieve but also advancing his vision further than even he proposes--was ignored in his analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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