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Becoming EcologicalAn Expedition Into Community Psychology$
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James G. Kelly

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173796

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.001.0001

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Being Autobiographical

Being Autobiographical

Roots and the Varied Soils for Ecological Inquiry

(p.2) (p.3) Being Autobiographical
Becoming Ecological

G. Kelly James

Oxford University Press

This chapter's recollections focus on the roots, supportive places, and people that contributed to multifaceted discoveries. The author hopes that these discoveries will express some plausible interconnections of times and settings that in retrospect illuminate how he may have become an ecological thinker and contributor to the field of community psychology. The chapter presents the discoveries under seven headings, which illustrate topics for further discussion. These seven topics, in sequence, are social class, the power of place, the diversity of roles, the sources of social support, coping with noxious events, the benefit of ideas from other places, and the role of coincidence. They also include the reviews of others who have observed in a professional or personal context. Their recollections were either congruent with its memory or they reported that it seemed to be an accurate depiction of what took place. Each of these seven topics is presented as a point of orientation.

Keywords:   recollections, roots, community psychology, social class, place, diversity, social support, coincidence

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