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transcending one’s internalised culture? (Ho, 1995)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 @ 11:51 am
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Not sure if i agree with the argument below but it is something to dicuss in my thesis:
The Counseling Psychologist, Vol. 23, No. 1, 4-24 (1995)

Internalized Culture, Culturocentrism, and Transcendence
David Y.F. Ho – University of Hong Kong

Internalized culture is introduced as a psychological, rather than anthropological, construct most useful to counselors. It addresses explicitly both between-group and within-group variations resulting from individual differences in enculturation and helps to sensitize counselors against stereotyping. The problem of defining cultural boundaries arises, with serious difficulties in defining three specific classes of cultural phenomena. It is argued that there is a basic continuity from intracultural to intercultural understanding. In a sense, all interpersonal encounters are cross-cultural in nature. Accordingly, all counseling requires an awareness of cultural processes and the transcendence of one’s internalized culture.

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