Drawing on the writings of diverse authors, including Jean Baker Miller, Bell Hooks, Mary Daly, Frantz Fanon, Paulo Freire and Ignacio Martin-Baro, as well as on women's experiences, this book aims to develop a 'liberation psychology'; which would aid in transforming the damaging psychological patterns associated with oppression and taking action to bring about social change. The book makes systematic links between social conditions and psychological patterns, and identifies processes such as building strengths, cultivating creativity, and developing solidarity.
About the Author
GERALDINE MOANE is Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Chair of the Board of Studies for Women's Studies in University College Dublin. She obtained her PhD from University of California, Berkeley, where she has also been a Senior Visiting Fulbright Scholar. She is co-author of two books on health care policy, Care Provision and Cost Measurement; Dependent Elderly People at Home and in Geriatric Hospitals and Support Services for Carers of Elderly People Living in the Community. She has also published in the areas of women's psychological development, violence against women, and feminist politics. She has been active in the women's movement since 1975.