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Oppression and Privilege
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Oppression Old use: oppression = tyranny New use: oppression is systematic harm done to persons as members of a social group For every oppressed group there is a correlative privileged group
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Social Groups Groups are an expression of social relations More than a mere aggregate of persons Groups constitute persons Individuals typically identify by their social group memberships Social norms enforce/police group membership
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Five Faces of Oppression 1. Exploitation – transfer of product of labor from one group to another 2. Marginalization – inability to be employed 3. Powerlessness – lack of status 4. Cultural imperialism – group norms
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Unformatted text preview: made invisible by dominant norms 5. Violence harmful physical force Criteria of Oppression A social group is oppressed if one or more of the five faces holds for that group Different groups suffer from different sets of these harms: Working class is exploited and powerless Gay men suffer cultural imperialism and violence Women suffer exploitation, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, violence Old persons and disabled: marginalization and cultural imperialism Privilege Privilege as unearned assets or advantages Privilege as bad for the privileged (as well as the oppressed) Invisibility of privilege...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PHIL 180 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Kansas.

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