Leswin Laubscher

Leswin Laubscher
Duquesne University · Department of Psychology

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It remains to be seen whether the American Psychological Association’s new apology and resolutions on racism will help redress longstanding inequities in the field. To be sure, critiques of psychological science vis-à-vis racism have been around for decades, despite being ignored by psychological science, even when spoken by Dr. King—in his profoun...
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This article reports on, and develops, existing studies by Mbuqe (2010), and Mbuqe & Laubscher (2019). Political violence is the general phenomenon of interest, research and theoretical access to which is granted by a close examination of the "necklacing" murder of Ms. Nombulelo Julia Nokwakwha Dilato in Colesberg, South Africa, on the 2 nd of Octo...
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This volume, edited by three leading proponents and practitioners of human science psychology, advocates a perspective rooted in human experience to discuss issues such as empathy, cultural history, apartheid, sexual assault, fetishes, and our natural environment.
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An organising and motivational pivot for the Apartheid Archive Project is to solicit ‘experiences of racism of (particularly “ordinary”) South Africans under the old apartheid order’ because ‘traumatic experiences from the past will constantly attempt to re-inscribe themselves (often in masked form) in the present, if they are not acknowledged, int...
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This chapter focuses on the historical constitution, habitation and performance of whiteness in South Africa, but aims to complicate white identification practices, as well as the privileges and dominance of whiteness, by means of an archive and sensitivity to dynamics broader than the economic.
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Nostalgia has been thought and theorized in a variety of disciplines, including peace psychology and peace and conflict studies. The literature reveals, though, that whereas there is some agreement as to its historical conceptual trajectory, there is no contemporary consensus as to its nature, ends, or dynamic. This article attempts to think nostal...
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The Apartheid Archives project collects narratives of Apartheid experiences, which are archived and provide source material for academic research. Using selected writings of the philosophers, Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas with which to buttress its arguments, this article maintains that a particular ethical responsibility accrues, fundamenta...
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Working with the apartheid archive demands a spectral scholarship - an engagement with the dead and the past, and the unknown of a future-to-be. This "hauntology" poses challenges unlike those of a traditional, evidentiary ontology and epistemology. Indeed, to the extent that it is an ethical metaphysics, as proposed by Emmanuel Levinas, that motiv...
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In South Africa, as in other parts of the world, where race was positioned as the fulcrum on which power balances, whiteness seems to have maintained its defining weight. Even after dramatic political changes, whiteness in South Africa seems to continue to determine privilege and desirability. In this article, which analyses material from two archi...
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This article examines the extent to which insights about the processes and dynamics of psychological health might be located at the intersection between trauma and creativity. To that end, we focus on the animated art series, Drawings for Projection (1989–1999), by the noted South African artist, William Kentridge. Spanning a decade that overlaps t...
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As old identity verities are dislodged, post-apartheid South Africa is witness to dramatic identitary flux. This study examines Afrikaner identity and particularly that of the generational cohort who witnessed the end of apartheid as young adults. Employing a hermeneutic semiology, the study provides a reading of Johannes Kerkorrel's music, arguing...
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Recent psychological theory and research about African American men are overwhelmingly cast in crisis terms. Within such theory and research, the experimental mainstream and Afrocentric psychology seem diametrically opposed to each other with respect to causes and reasons for the crisis as well as strategies for intervention and remediation. The au...
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Paarl, a large South African town, has experienced a dramatic increase in suicide among young, professional Coloured men during the period 1990 to 2000. Interviews were conducted with surviving family members and friends, and subjected to a qualitative, interpretative analysis. Theoretically and methodologically, cultural psychology is presented as...
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In this article, Leswin Laubscher and Susan Powell explore their experiences as professors who teach about difference and are themselves considered "different" or "other." The authors describe how society and their students perceive them, and illustrate the unique pedagogical opportunities that their course offers them and their primarily White, ab...
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In this article, Leswin Laubscher and Susan Powell explore their experiences as professors who teach about difference and are themselves considered "different" or "other." The authors describe how society and their students perceive them, and illustrate the unique pedagogical opportunities that their course offers them and their primarily White, ab...
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This paper investigates the ways in which students' home schools currently respond to their participation in university summer programs and the effect of program accreditation on their responses. We also studied the factors that affect schools' policies toward summer coursework. Specifically, we compared the actions of schools for students who comp...
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The impact of a college and career counseling program on economically disadvantaged gifted students and their subsequent college adjustment was assessed. Fifty‐five students from public high schools in a major urban school district in the midwest were compared to a group of economically advantaged students who participated in a special summer progr...

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