On behalf of others: the psychology of care in a global world

Scuzzarello, Sarah, Kinnvall, Catarina and Monroe, Kristen Renwick, eds. (2009) On behalf of others: the psychology of care in a global world. Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford. ISBN 9780195385557

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What are the critical issues underlying the psychology of ethics and care in a global world? This exciting volume argues that globalization, multiculturalism, and group conflict must be reconceptualized from an ethical perspective to fully appreciate the extent to which people will act on behalf of others in a global world. In particular, the authors problematize the concepts of globalization, ethics, and care by discussing how local and global linkages may be constructed to produce diverse ethical results, depending on context. Deciphering the political psychology of real or perceived violence in a global world calls for such a new approach to understand both the collective experience and the shaping of subjectivity. The editors have assembled some of the top political psychologists to construct an interdisciplinary approach that elucidates how political, economic, social, and psychological forces interact and are mutually reinforced in a global context. Taken as a whole, the contributions explore the difficulties and possibilities for caring for others by moving beyond cognitive differences and inequalities of power. Individual chapters explore issues of social courage, bystander intervention, the psychology of prolonged occupation, political conflict and moral reasoning, the relationship between identification, threat and attitudes, and the psychology of altruism and tolerance, with special focus on societies from Finland, Germany and Northern Ireland to Israel, Poland, and the United States.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Development
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
Depositing User: Sarah Scuzzarello
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 10:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66846
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