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The Neglected Role of Community Narratives in Culturally Anchored Prevention and Public Policy

Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Maria A. Ramos Olazagasti

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195380576
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199864508 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0009
The Neglected Role of Community Narratives in Culturally Anchored Prevention and Public Policy

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This chapter outlines some of the ways in which a community narrative perspective can enrich culturally anchored work, using examples from three studies related to HIV prevention, welfare-to-work policies, and immigrants' use of public benefits. For each study, it describes recent data and discusses how the narrative perspective is reflected in the work, challenges it, and provides guidelines for future research and action.

Keywords: community narratives; community psychology; HIV prevention; welfare-to-work policies; immigrants

Chapter.  7716 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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