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Navigating Diverse World-Views and Spiritual Pathways

  • Sandy Lazarus
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Part of the Community Psychology book series (COMPSY)

Abstract

In this chapter, I share my experiences as well as theories relating to knowledge work in community practice, and I focus on how I navigated different world-views and spiritual pathways in my search for guidance. I include some reflections on the ways in which specific perspectives grew in prominence and how my world-view impacted on my practice. I follow this with an in-depth engagement with the critical and liberatory perspectives that have guided much of my work. I conclude by describing the values and principles that inform my practice.

Keywords

Philosophical world-views Scientific paradigms Spiritual pathways Critical perspectives Decolonial lenses Principles and values Community psychology practice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandy Lazarus
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Social and Health SciencesUniversity of South Africa (Unisa)PretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)-Unisa ViolenceInjury and Peace Research UnitCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa

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