By (author) Ann E. Cudd
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Analyzing Oppression by Ann E. Cudd
Book Description"Analyzing Oppression" presents a new, integrated theory of social oppression, which tackles the fundamental question that no theory of oppression has satisfactorily answered: if there is no natural hierarchy among humans, why are some cases of oppression so persistent? Cudd argues that the explanation lies in the coercive co-opting of the oppressed to join in their own oppression. This answer sets the stage for analysis throughout this book, as it explores the questions of how and why the oppressed join in their oppression. Cudd argues that oppression is an institutionally structured harm perpetrated on social groups by other groups using direct and indirect material, economic, and psychological force. Among the most important and insidious of the indirect forces is an economic force that operates through oppressed persons' own rational choices. This force constitutes the central feature of analysis, and this book argues that this force is especially insidious because it conceals the fact of oppression from the oppressed and from others who would be sympathetic to their plight. The oppressed come to believe that they suffer personal failings and this belief appears to absolve society from responsibility. While in Cudd's view oppression is grounded in material exploitation and physical deprivation, it cannot be long sustained without corresponding psychological forces. Cudd examines the direct and indirect psychological forces that generate and sustain oppression. She discusses strategies that groups have used to resist oppression and argues that all persons have a moral responsibility to resist in some way. In the concluding chapter Cudd proposes a concept of freedom that would be possible for humans in a world that is actively opposing oppression, arguing that freedom for each individual is only possible when we achieve freedom for all others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195187434
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ann E. Cudd
Capitalism, For and Against, Paperback (January 2011)
Debates both sides of the issue of whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal for women.
Analyzing Oppression, Paperback (May 2006)
Analyzing Oppression asks: why is oppression often sustained over many generations? The book explains how oppression coercively co-opts the oppressed to join their own oppression and argues that all persons have a moral responsibility to resist it. It finally explores the possibility of freedom in a world actively opposing oppression.
Feminist Theory, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Ann E. Cudd
Addresses seven philosophically significant questions regarding feminism, its central concepts of sex and gender, and the project of centering women's experience. This title features an introductory overview illustrating the development of feminism as a philosophical movement. It contains both classic and contemporary sources of feminist thought.
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Author Biography - Ann E. Cudd
Ann E. Cudd grew up in Ohio and received her BA from Swarthmore College, her MA in Economics, and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. She now teaches philosophy and is Director of Women's Studies at the University of Kansas. She is past president of the Society for Analytical Feminism. Professor Cudd lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and three sons.
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