Bipasha Ahmed, Caroline Howarth

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


From its inception psychology has played a central role in producing “race” as a valid concept and object of study and also, more recently, has contributed to attempts to deconstruct the term and show its epistemological violence (Teo, 2011). Today race continues to be a powerful and resilient taken-for-granted concept which institutes and preserves inequalities between certain groups. There are numerous ways in which the discipline of psychology has been implicated in the debates related to race (and racism) and its continuing history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopaedia of Critical Psychology
EditorsThomas Teo
Place of PublicationNew York
Volume1 A-D
ISBN (Electronic)9781461455837
ISBN (Print)9781461455820
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • race
  • critical psychology
  • social stratification
  • Inequality


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