South Pacific

Tensions of space in our place

Authored by: Leigh Coombes , Mandy Morgan

Handbook of Critical Psychology

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9781848722187
eBook ISBN: 9781315726526
Adobe ISBN: 9781317537182


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This chapter partially addresses the emergence of critical psychology in Aotearoa/Australia, and interrogates the risky possibilities of critical psy-discourse in the South Pacific. It is partial since it is a specific account that constitutes critical psychology within the tension between globalization and locality that specifies ‘our’ place for critical psychology in a global context. Before moving to specific tensions, there are questions about the conceptual apparatus of ‘place’, ‘space’, ‘locality’, and ‘region’ that trouble borders marking the South Pacific as a site from which to view the emergence of critical psychology and reflect on the tensions of globalization and local perspectives.

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