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Analyzing Oppression

Ann E. Cudd


This book 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? The book 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 the book, as it explores the questions of how and why the oppressed join in their oppression. The book argues that oppression is an institutionally structured harm perpetrat ... More

Keywords: social oppression, natural hierarchy, material exploitation, physical deprivation, psychological forces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195187434
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195187431.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann E. Cudd, author
University of Kansas
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