Moral meta-narratives, marginalization, and youth development

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Morality, a central dimension of culture, is crucial for research on the development of youth experiencing marginalization. In this article, we discuss two main meta-narratives as moral frameworks that provide different meaning to the past and to cultural change: liberal progress, focused on the struggle of those who have historically experienced marginalization (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities), and community lost, focused on those who are experiencing some forms of marginalization in response to cultural and economic changes (e.g., rural Whites). Because these two meta-narratives represent a false dichotomy, we use relational epistemology principles- holism, identity of opposites, opposites of identity, and synthesis of wholes-to formulate an integrated metanarrative, community progress, to overcome this polarity and promote research on the development of all youth experiencing marginalization. Acknowledging and understanding these moral meta-narratives is crucial because they influence scientific discourse, political action, and policy that impacts marginalization and youth development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-839
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Culture
  • Development
  • Marginalization
  • Meta-narratives
  • Morality

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  • Psychology(all)

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Moral meta-narratives, marginalization, and youth development. / Causadias, Jose; Updegraff, Kimberly; Overton, Willis F.

In: American Psychologist, Vol. 73, No. 6, 01.09.2018, p. 827-839.

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