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Colonialism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives from indigenous Psychology

Arthur W. Blume, 3030928241, 978-3030928247, 9783030928247, B09PYCJBK5, 978-3-030-92824-7, 978-3-030-92825-4

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English | 2022 | PDF

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This book views responses to the Covid 19 virus through the lens of indigenous thinking which sheds light on some of the failures in dealing with the pandemic. Colonial societies maintain beliefs that hierarchies are part of the natural order, and that certain people are entitled to privileges that others are not. These hierarchies have contributed to racism as well as health, and wealth disparities that have increased vulnerabilities to the virus. Indigenous societies, on the other hand, view individuals as interdependent, and hold an optimistic view that this tragedy can yield important lessons for future improvement. This book examines the legacy of colonial societies in contributing to existing vulnerabilities, and incorporates an indigenous perspective in re-imagining the problem and its solutions.