The "good enough" community: power and knowledge in South African community psychology

SOURCE: Reflective practice: psychodynamic ideas in the community
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2002
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Tomlinson, L.P.Swartz
SOURCE EDITOR(S): L.P.Swartz, K.Gibson, T.Gelman
KEYWORDS: COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, MOTHER-INFANT RELATIONSHIP, POWER DYNAMICS, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, PSYCHOLOGY, THULA SANA PROJECT
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2031
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2364

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Abstract

In order to interrogate issues of power as they relate to professional involvement in community work, this chapter discusses a mother-infant intervention project I an information settlement near Cape Town, South Africa. The project is a research endeavour devised almost entirely by mental health professionals and the presented to the community for their approval and participation.