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dc.contributor.authorHorn, Jessica
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10T17:03:28Z
dc.date.available2020-03-10T17:03:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-18
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2020.1717177
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620960
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>This article explores what a decolonial approach to emotional well-being and mental health looks like in development and humanitarian response, using the example of African feminist praxis around the emotional wellbeing and mental health of African women impacted by injustice, and the practitioners that work in solidarity with them. It draws on the experiences of the work of the African Institute for Integrated Responses to Violence Against Women and HIVAIDS (AIR), and analysis of the African feminist practitioners involved in its creation. It questions the presumption that orthodox Western psychology offers the most appropriate frameworks for understanding and designing mental health interventions targeted at African women and the practitioners engaging them, and looks instead to the thinking and practices developed by African feminist practitioners. Acknowledging that decolonising knowledge is central to the project of decolonising development, it argues for a decolonial feminist approach that takes seriously the healing knowledges produced by communities of African women affected by collective distress, and pays attention to the structural roots of trauma in African women&#8217;s lives. In doing so it calls for an approach to emotional well-being interventions that questions inequality and builds political and economic agency as part of emotional resilience. It also explores the practitioner&#8211;community relationship, arguing for the need to embrace the concept of vicarious resilience alongside that of vicarious trauma.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent13en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/decolonising-emotional-well-being-and-mental-health-in-development-african-femi-620960
dc.subjectAiden_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleDecolonising emotional well-being and mental health in development: African feminist innovationsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEmotional well-beingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAfrican feminist praxisen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordVicarious resilienceen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordTraumaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordPractitioner well-beingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDecolonial feminismen_US
prism.issuenameReimagining International Developmenten_US
prism.number1en_US
prism.volume28en_US


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