Race, Self, and Society: Relational Challenges in a Culture of Disconnection

Year Published: 1999

Publication Type: Work in Progress

SKU: 85

Author: Maureen Walker, Ph.D.

A fundamental premise of Relational/Cultural Theory is that we grow our 'selves' through action in relationship with others. Because contemporary American culture is shaped by a legacy of race-based stratification, action in relationship is fraught with risks of disconnection and violation. This paper will explore options for moving beyond self-limiting racial-ethnic constructions to expanded possibilities for growth in relationship.

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