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Privilege Power And Difference

Allan G. Johnson (Author)
Privilege, Power, and Difference is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, the 3rd edition links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable readers to see the underlying nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it. This extraordinary book has been used across the country, both inside and outside the classroom, to shed light on issues of power and privilege. The thoroughly updated 3rd edition includes a new epilogue about the conflicting worldviews that can make these issues so difficult
eBook, English, 2018
Third edition View all formats and editions
McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 2018
1 online resource (193 pages)
9781259951831, 1259951839
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; About the Author; Also by Allan G. Johnson; Introduction; Chapter 1 We're in Trouble; The Trouble We're In; Chapter 2 Privilege, Oppression, and Difference; Difference Is Not the Problem; Mapping Difference: Who Are We?; The Social Construction of Difference; What Is Privilege?; Two Types of Privilege; Privilege as Paradox; Oppression: The Flip Side of Privilege; Chapter 3 Capitalism, Class, and the Matrix of Domination; How Capitalism Works; Capitalism and Class; Capitalism, Difference, and Privilege: Race and Gender The Matrix of Domination and the Paradox of Being Privileged and Oppressed At the Same Time; Chapter 4 Making Privilege and Oppression Happen; Avoidance, Exclusion, Rejection, and Worse; A Problem for Whom?; And That's Not All; We Cannot Heal Until the Wounding Stops; Chapter 5 The Trouble with the Trouble; Chapter 6 What It Has to Do with Us; Individualism: Or, the Myth That Everything Bad Is Somebody's Fault; Individuals, Systems, and Paths of Least Resistance; What It Means to Be Involved in Privilege and Oppression; Chapter 7 How Systems of Privilege Work; Dominance and Control Identified with Privilege; The Center of Attention; The Isms; The Isms and Us; Chapter 8 Getting Off the Hook: Denial and Resistance; Deny and Minimize; Blame the Victim; Call It Something Else; It's Better This Way; It Doesn't Count If You Don't Mean It; I'm One of the Good Ones; Not My Job; Sick and Tired; Getting Off the Hook by Getting On; Chapter 9 What Can We Do?; The Myth That It's Always Been This Way, and Always Will; Gandhi's Paradox and The Myth of No Effect; Stubborn Ounces: What Can We Do?; Epilogue: A Worldview Is Hard to Change; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Notes; Resources