THE WORLD LOOKS LIKE THIS FROM HERE, thoughts on African psychology

: Ratele (K.)

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228pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019


Kopani Ratele grapples with the question of how to practice psychology in a way that situates African realities at the centre of its theory and African peoples' experiences at the centre of its practice.

"Ratele is the kind of scholar whose experience means he can jettison old ways of doing things in favour of experimentation and breaking boundaries. Innovative in both form and content, the book is an important contribution to our scholarship." Hugo Canham, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

"In an engaging and useful exploration, Ratele adopts an emancipatory approach that places Africa and Africans at the centre of psychological knowledge and order to increase our capacity for understanding and to enhance psychology in general." Sandy Lazarus, Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of the Western Cape, and Extraordinary Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences, Unisa

Psychologist Kopani Ratele is Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa (Unisa) and Director of the South African Medical Research Council - Unisa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit. He is the author of Liberating Masculinities; co-author (with Antjie Krog and Mosisi Mpolwneu) of There Was This Goat, investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile; and co-editor of From Boys to Men: social constructions of masculinities in contemporary society and Inter-group Relations.