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Indigenized Psychologies

Allwood, Carl Martin LU (2002) In Social Epistemology 16(4). p.349-366
Abstract
The ongoing development of indigenized psychologies illustrates the conditions for the development and transfer of traditions of understanding between different social and cultural contexts. The indigenized psychologies are distinguished by being reactions to what is seen as modern mainstream Western (US) psychology, by being (more or less) anchored in the identified culture of its countries and by a desire to increase the practical applicability of the discipline in the local cultural context. It is important to recognize the historical and cultural context of the origin of the indigenized psychologies, such as anti-colonial reactions, and to recognize their great diversity. The indigenized psychologies are still at an early stage of... (More)
The ongoing development of indigenized psychologies illustrates the conditions for the development and transfer of traditions of understanding between different social and cultural contexts. The indigenized psychologies are distinguished by being reactions to what is seen as modern mainstream Western (US) psychology, by being (more or less) anchored in the identified culture of its countries and by a desire to increase the practical applicability of the discipline in the local cultural context. It is important to recognize the historical and cultural context of the origin of the indigenized psychologies, such as anti-colonial reactions, and to recognize their great diversity. The indigenized psychologies are still at an early stage of their development and their progress is to a large extent affected by limitations in material resources and lack of institutionalisation of academic culture. The relation of the indigenized psychologies to the concept of science is not clear but is not given much attention in the literature produced by, and on, the indigenized psychologies. (Less)
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Social Epistemology
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349 - 366
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0269-1728
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10.1080/0269172022000064621
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  author       = {Allwood, Carl Martin},
  issn         = {0269-1728},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {349--366},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Social Epistemology},
  title        = {Indigenized Psychologies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269172022000064621},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2002},
}