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Undoing Privilege by Professor Bob Pease

undoing privilege pease bob

Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations 1. How do we make sure that our work against sexism is accountable to women? Bob Pease is Chair of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. The concept of discrimination places too much emphasis on prejudice and is too narrowly focused to address the complexity of dominant—subordinate relations. This book is an outcome of that project. The reality of systems of unearned privilege and my place in and contribution to the perpetuation of systems that both benefit and oppress myself and others has never hit me so hard. This is an essential book for all who are concerned about developing theories and practices for a socially just world. The author's transparent sincerity, humility and acute awareness about one's privileged position are embedded throughout the narrative.

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Undoing Privilege

undoing privilege pease bob

Pease also demonstrates that members of privileged groups can develop a self-critical engagement with their own dominant position, and explores both the potential and the limitations of such individuals becoming allies against oppression and their own unearned privilege. In Undoing Privilege, Bob Pease argues that privilege, as the other side of oppression, has received insufficient attention in both critical theories and in the practices of social change. However, I maintain that much of this literature does not adequately examine the complex nature of privilege and how it is reproduced daily by members of privileged groups. He has published widely in the fields of masculinity studies and critical approaches to social work practice and is the author or co-editor of ten previous books. As a result, dominant groups have been allowed to reinforce their dominance. He also demonstrates how members of privileged groups can engage critically with their own dominant position, and explores the potential and limitations of them becoming allies against oppression and their own unearned privilege.

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Undoing Privilege by Professor Bob Pease (ebook)

undoing privilege pease bob

While each of these concepts is important in illustrating the structural dimensions of unequal social relations and examining the costs of these relations for marginalised and oppressed groups, they do little to address the role played by those of us who benefit most from existing social divisions and inequalities. For every group that is oppressed, another group is privileged. The emphasis of Pease's book is on Undoing Privilege biases. It also outlines ways to undo all this, in theory, practice and indeed activism - a huge task that makes for a very important book, written with brevity and humility. His most recent co-edited books are the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities Routledge 2007 , Migrant Men: Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience Routledge 2009 and Critical Social Work: Theories and Practices for a Socially Just World Allen and Unwin 2nd edition 2009. Many of these books concerned with sociological inquiry have also examined the sources of social and political inequality in modern capitalist societies and the ways in which social and political arrangements reproduce those inequalities. .

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Undoing Privilege by Bob Pease

undoing privilege pease bob

Certainly, elite studies is a well-established area of social inquiry, along with the considerable literature on social inequality, social divisions, social exclusion, social problems, discrimination and oppression. As a result, dominant groups have been allowed to reinforce their dominance. Gender Order and the Patriarchal Dividend 6. The Matrix and Social Dynamics of Privilege Part 2. I need to keep looking. In fact, my searches are for insightful analysis which might help us escape from what I perceive as escalating and paralyzing polarization which is setting back the goal of racial equality. It also outlines ways to undo all this, in theory, practice and indeed activism - a huge task that makes for a very important book, written with brevity and humility.

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Undoing Privilege by Professor Bob Pease

undoing privilege pease bob

He also demonstrates how members of privileged groups can engage critically with their own dominant position, and explores the potential and limitations of them becoming allies against oppression and their own unearned privilege. Racial Formations and White Supremacy 7. Ableist Relations and the Embodiment of Privilege Part 3: Undoing Privilege 9. It goes without saying that some readers will disagree with some of the imperatives in the book and I hope that it will stimulate a much-needed debate about the possible role of the privileged in struggles against oppression. Pease points out that while the vast majority of people may be oppressed on one level, many are also privileged on another.

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Undoing Privilege: Unearned Advantage in a Divided World

undoing privilege pease bob

The identities of those of us who are privileged are often shaped by our experiences of unquestioned advantages. In Chapter 9, I explore strategies for members of dominant groups to challenge the reproduction of internalised dominance. Pease points out that while the vast majority of people may be oppressed on one level, many are also privileged on another. Challenging the Reproduction of Privilege from Within 'This is a scholarly, well-written book that attempts to portray a refreshingly new viewpoint about challenging and confronting an unequal and unjust world order. Not meaning to trivialize how some examples could hurt feelings or that it would be good to resolve those issues; but portraying them as key underpinnings of a massive system of domination seems like lazy and weak analysis, more posturing than thoughtful.

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Undoing Privilege, Unearned Advantage in a Divided World by Bob Pease

undoing privilege pease bob

This is an essential book for all of those who are concerned about developing theories and practices for a socially just world. In Undoing Privilege, Bob Pease argues that privilege, as the other side of oppression, has received insufficient attention in both critical theories and in the practices of social change. The chapter also examines the limitations and potential of dialogue and alliances across structural power differences when members of dominant groups act as allies in challenging privilege. It is well known that even Thomas Jefferson, who supported struggles for human rights, was a slave owner Ife 2010. It seemed then that an obvious and necessary next step was for me to extend my research, writing and activism into other dimensions of privilege. I want to thank the non-anonymous reviewer for Zed Books, Ravindra Rukmini Pandharinath, who read and commented on the original manuscript and whose critical comments were very useful in identifying some important gaps in the book. How could people such as myself, who are members of privileged groups, develop a consciousness of our privilege and challenge the ideas that lead us to participate in the oppression of others? Undoing Privilege explores the main sites of privilege, from Western dominance, class elitism, and white and patriarchal privilege to the less-examined sites of heterosexual and able-bodied privilege.

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undoing privilege pease bob

As a result, dominant groups have been allowed to reinforce their dominance. We need to make privilege more visible rather than focusing on only one half of the system of inequality. His most recent co-edited books are The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities 2007 , Migrant Men: Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience 2009 and Critical Social Work: Theories and Practices for a Socially Just World 2009. As a result, dominant groups have been allowed to reinforce their dominance. He also demonstrates how members of privileged groups can engage critically with their own dominant position, and explores the potential and limitations of them becoming allies against oppression and their own unearned privilege. These theories have been significant in explaining the continuation of social inequality. In Undoing Privilege, Bob Pease argues that privilege, as the other side of oppression, has received insufficient attention in both critical theories and in the practices of social change.

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