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Trust the process: community health psychology after Occupy

Cornish, Flora, Montenegro, Cristian, van Reisen, Kirsten, Zaka, Flavia and Sevitt, James (2013) Trust the process: community health psychology after Occupy. Journal of Health Psychology, online. ISSN 1359-1053

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1359105313500264

Abstract

This article argues that community health psychology’s core strategy of ‘community mobilisation’ is in need of renewal and proposes a new way of conceptualising community health action. Taking the Occupy movement as an example, we critique modernist understandings of community mobilisation, which are based on instrumental action in the service of a predetermined goal. Aiming to re-invigorate the ‘process’ tradition of community health psychology, we explore possibilities of an open-ended, anti-hierarchical and inclusive mode of community action, which we label ‘trusting the process’. The gains to be made are unpredictable, but we suggest that the risk is worth taking.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://hpq.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 SAGE Publications
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 15:33
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 19:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54262

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