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Becoming an ally : breaking the cycle of oppression / by Anne Bishop
Bib ID 2348116
Format BookBook
Author
Bishop, Anne, 1950-
 
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Description New York : Zed Books, 2002 
188 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1842772244 (cased)
1842772252 (limp)
Summary

This volume explores the origins of oppression. It asks questions such as: has oppression always been with us as a part of "human nature"?; what can we do to change it?; what does individual healing have to do with the struggles for social justice?; and why do members of groups fight each other.

Full contents
  • Images: Competitive Oppressions
  • Ch. 1. Why Write a Book About Becoming an Ally?
  • Ch. 2. Step 1: Understanding Oppression - How did it come about? A Journal Entry: "They Wouldn't be Able to Pick Us Off One by One"
  • Ch. 3. Step 1: Understanding Oppression - How is it held in place? Morality, Duty, and Being True to Yourself
  • Ch. 4. Step 1: Understanding Oppression - The personal is political. A Story: Racism and Sexism
  • Ch. 5. Step 2: Understanding Different Oppressions. Two Quotes: Breaking Silences, Healing
  • Ch. 6. Step 3: Consciousness and Healing
  • Ch. 7. Step 4: Becoming a Worker in Your Own Liberation. A Journal Entry: Racism and Sexism
  • Ch. 8. Step 5: Becoming an Ally. A Journal Entry: How Not to be an Ally: An open letter to the young man who spoke at our memorial rally on December 6th
  • Ch. 9. Notes on Educating Allies
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-182) and index.

Subjects Social control.  |  Oppression (Psychology)  |  Social psychology.

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