This 1992 audio represents a formative lecture featuring Michael White outlining Michel Foucault's ideas on power/knowledge/culture - as they influence externalizing problems.
Cultural anthropologist/feminist scholar Helen Gremillion outlines her ideas on Feminism, Culture, Identity and narrative therapy
TC7 conference keynote speaker Makungu Akinyela highlights the issues of race, ethics, culture and identity
Michael White's work began to construct questions to address and deconstruct specific cultural influences, trainings and demands of dominant masculinity. Read and study his 1996 workshop handout on the constitution of men's lives
Jill Freedman and Helen Gremillion discuss both the identity of problems as well as preferred identities and locating both in culture and discourse.
Makungu Akinyela's keynote TC-7 address in 2006 discusses the relationship between culture, colonization and therapy
Makungu Akinyela discusses the trap for therapists of colour in limiting their therapeutic beliefs to colonial thinking and how this devalues their own histories and cultures
Identity is not based on location (a geographical location). Makungu argues that identity is based on a communitarian notion of the self and - is relational
Makungu Akinyela introduces African-American activist W.E.B. Du Bois' ideas of double consciousness - where in the colonized person taking on the language and meaning of the colonizer becomes more and more alienated from their own culture/people.
Michael White landed on a rather cheeky idea that the person was not the problem . . . the problem was the problem. Simple right? Hmmmm - not so fast. Two decades before his brief foray into maps, Michael's workshops focused almost entirely on the politics and practice behind locating problems and persons within cultural, contextual and relational contexts.