Educ 115 Spring 2012_Week 2_020212_Stdt V

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Unformatted text preview: rience oppression in mulEple ways Hardiman, Jackson, & Pat: Conceptual FoundaEons of Oppression Oppression and its modes of operaEon: Individual level: conscious and unconscious individual a`tudes and behaviors. Ins)tu)onal level: laws, policies, pracEces, and norms as tools for the producEon and reproducEon of a system of oppression through insEtuEons. Societal/cultural level: insEtuEons as the channel through which dominant societal and cultural norms are enacted and reproduced Johnson •  The role of social privilege in the significance of differences: difference maYers in the US because privilege is organized according to race. •  Race as a construcEon of systems of privilege and oppression •  The socially constructed discourse on disability as social exclusion (the problemaEc ‘I’ in ‘ I am sick’) •  Social construcEon of differences is based on ahistorical concepEons of reality Johnson Privilege: ‘things’ accessible to some and inaccessible to others on the basis of group membership rather than personal efforts. Some of those ‘things’:  Inclusion (uncondionally), acceptance, respect  Set agenda and determine rules and standards  Define reality and do so in ways that is suitable for oneself  Being taken seriously  Ge`ng aYenEon  Being unmarked Johnson •  Privilege group and oppressed group: an example of pathological social relaEons •  The burden of privilege: a quest toward reaching the standardized image can be none the less oppressive. •  Can there be privilege without oppression?...
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