Cultural safety: Towards postcolonial counselling practice?

Crocket, Alastair (2012) Cultural safety: Towards postcolonial counselling practice? British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 40 (3). pp. 205-220. ISSN 1469-3534

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This article examines the discursive production of counsellor identity and practice through the operations of colonising and postcolonial discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand. It argues that constructs of cultural safety, tino rangatiratanga and Māori sovereignty, which arose as part of the postcolonial politics of life in Aotearoa, have achieved discursive status and both enable and restrain counsellor practice. This argument is informed by research that explored the discursive production of Pākehā counsellors’ practice with non-Pākehā clients.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:discourse, cross-cultural issues, positioning, agency, postcolonial
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:2080
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Deposited On:31 Aug 2012 01:20
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