Deconstructing institutional racism and the social construction of whiteness: a strategy for professional competence training in culture and migration mental health

Lazaridou, Felicia and Fernando, Suman (2022) Deconstructing institutional racism and the social construction of whiteness: a strategy for professional competence training in culture and migration mental health. Transcultural Psychiatry, 59 (2). pp. 175-187. ISSN 1461-7471

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Abstract / Description

The position presented in this article draws on the professional insights of the authors, reflecting on issues of global political importance in culture and migration mental health. As institutional theory perspectives continue to develop, solutions to complex social problems such as racism require embodied knowledge if the lines of authority and basic occupational routines are to be meaningfully renegotiated. Embodied knowledge is socially situated and self-reflexive and reflects cumulative and marginalized experiences that contribute to a better understanding of institutional racism and the social construction of whiteness. The authors foreground the development of critical consciousness and emotional literacy in order to be more professionally competent in institutional contexts of mental health training, education and practice. To this end, elements of due process, transparency, inclusiveness, community engagement and accountability are at the center of a political and intellectual movement towards epistemological justice to promote antiracism and social justice in culture and migration mental health. The authors define decolonial intersectionality as a clear philosophical vision outlining how best to respond to those at risk of experiencing racism and the associated mental health burdens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: decoloniality; institutional racism; intersectionality; mental health; whiteness
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 10:42
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 10:42
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7483

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