Reflections on Liberation Psychology in Action in an Irish Context

  • Geraldine Moane
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Approaches to a psychology of liberation in the Irish context have their roots in anticolonial and other antioppressive movements in Ireland and also globally. They reflect the many strands of historical resistance to colonialism over hundreds of years, as well as ongoing efforts to attain peace, equality, and social justice in the twentieth century and beyond. The Irish context is thus one of complex and interrelated movements of oppression and liberation, with colonial struggles providing an overarching theme for much of its history. In the early twentieth century, the island was partitioned and both parts developed separately. Legacies of history continued to play themselves out along with the emergence, abeyance, and re-emergence (particularly in the 1960s) of liberation movements which included women’s liberation, socialist and trade union movements, civil rights, gay and lesbian liberation movements, and many more. Historically and currently, social and political movements have...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geraldine Moane
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  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity College DublinBelfield

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