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Portrait of Liv Gaborit. Photo: Marie Bouly.

Liv Gaborit

Postdoctoral fellow

Portrait of Liv Gaborit. Photo: Marie Bouly.

The danger of “the truth”

Author

  • Liv Gaborit

Summary, in English

This commentary applauds Held’s (2020) argument for the importance of considering the risk of epistemological violence implicit in psychology. In addition, this commentary suggests the argument can be furthered by looking to the ontological turn within anthropology and considering not only the risk of epistemic, but of ontological violence in psychological research as well as in therapeutic practice. Lastly, this commentary questions whether academics, in their often privileged positions will ever be able to go beyond the structural violence of hegemonic structures or if change should come from below.

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Pages

445-447

Publication/Series

Theory & Psychology

Volume

30

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Social Anthropology

Keywords

  • anthropology
  • epistemic violence
  • ontological turn
  • ontological violence
  • structural violence

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1461-7447