Claiming the Self
AbstractThe article applies a critical analysis to multiple conceptualizations of the self with the aim of deepening the theorizing of self in Child and Youth Care discourse. Postmodern and Jungian psychology perspectives are used to contrast and offer alternatives to the dominant definitions of self in scientific psychology. The possibility of uniting these two alternative approaches is explored in terms of CYC praxis, and in return, postmodern and Jungian psychologies are used to vitalize and expand the theorizing related to the most elusive and stretched concept in CYC, the self.
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