Where Theories of Human Development and The Feminist Movement Begin to Work on the Same Project

Jo-Anne Corbeil and Barbara Dewar are sending you an invitation to audit our Lecture on November 29, 2003 at 316 Dupont Street at 1:00 P.M. $ 25. at the door or sliding scale. The topic:

Where Theories of Human Development and The Feminist Movement Begin to Work on the Same Project Supporting a Pathway to Cultural Inclusion

This lecture traces the history of theories of human development (psychodynamic/child development), challenges by the feminist movement and Esprit Social practice and supports connection in understanding another culture. We see a movement from de-contextualized theory where the expert makes universal statements about human growth to contextualized theory where the issues involve understanding personal context from a health model rather than a disease perspective.

With a movement toward contextualized theory, where one’s social political bedrock is exposed as not good or bad, but open for reflection, it provides a place to confront invisible barriers that we set up to isolate other cultures.