Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups

Sue V. Saxon PhD

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Sinopsis: "It is a great honor to write the foreword to such an important book edited by E.J.R. David, filled with contributions from leading and emerging psychological scholars on internalized oppression. One of the best features of the book in my opinion is that the chapter authors are allowed to share their own personal experiences and that such experiences are regarded to be just as valid and legitimate as the "theories" and 'empirical studies' that they review."
-Eduardo Duran, PhD
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Author of Healing the Soul Wound and Co-Author of Native American Postcolonial Psychology

The oppression of various groups has taken place throughout human history. People are stereotyped, discriminated against, and treated unjustly simply because of their social group membership. But what does it look like when the oppression that people face from the outside gets under their skin? Long overdue, this is the first book to highlight the universality of internalized oppression across marginalized groups in the United States from a mental health perspective. It focuses on the psychological manifestations and mental health implications of internalized oppression for a variety of groups. The book provides insight into the ways in which internalized oppression influences the thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and behaviors of the oppressed toward themselves, other members of their group, and members of the dominant group. It also considers promising clinical and community programs that are currently addressing internalized oppression among specific groups.
The book describes the implications and unique manifestations of internalized oppression among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, women, people with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. For each group, the text considers its demographic profile, history of oppression, contemporary oppression, common manifestations and mental and behavioral health implications, clinical and community programs, and future directions. Chapters are written by leading and emerging scholars, who share their personal experiences to provide a real-world point of view. Additionally, each chapter is coauthored by a member of a particular community group, who helps to bring academic concepts to life
Key Features:

  • Addresses the universality of internalized oppression of marginalized groups in the US and corresponding mental health and psychological manifestations
  • Considers how specific groups exhibit internalized oppression in their own unique ways
  • Provides insight into how internalized oppression influences the thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors of the oppressed
  • Highlights promising clinical and community programs

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E. J. R. David, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the Joint Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology that has a Cultural and Indigenous Psychology emphasis. He is also Director of the Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology Program. His research on the psychological effects of internalized oppression as experienced by different ethnic and cultural groups started while he was in graduate school, and led the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45 to give him the Distinguished Doctoral Student Research Award. In 2012, Dr. David was honored by the APA Minority Fellowship Program with the Early Career Award in Research for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology. In 2013, he was also chosen to receive the Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research. Dr. David is also the author of Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology.

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