Cover of: From poverty to dignity | Charles Hampden-Turner

About the Book

This book describes a 10 point psychology of empowerment, or alternatively, psychological crucifixion, as applied to the poor, especially African Americans, and to social institutions, especially community development corporations. The ten part theory was originally developed in his Harvard dissertation, "Towards a Humanistic Psychology," and his subsequent book, Radical Man: The Process of Psychosocial Development. The chapters cover empowerment, crucifixion, science, community development, CDCs, social marketing, social movements, and an overall vision of the results (now very dated). The poor are crucified by society. Empowerment through their own institutions is an effective antidote. On "the crucifixion dilemma," compare Robert Jay Lifton's Home from the War, on the crucifying victim/executioner dilemma. This dilemma is further extended in his Maps of the Mind, where Martin Luther King is seen as a healer of such crucifixions. "Dilemma theory" was key to his later work as a corporate consultant. Compare his Charting the Corporate Mind and his Creating Corporate Culture.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [273]-287.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
301.44/1
Library of Congress
HN90.C6 H34

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 300 p.
Number of pages
300

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5418348M
Internet Archive
frompovertytodig00hamprich
ISBN 10
0385037252
LC Control Number
73010806
Goodreads
1248041
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