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Connected by Commitment: Oppression and Our Responsibility to Undermine It

Mara Marin


Connected by Commitment examines our obligations to transform structures of oppression and argues that they should be understood on the model of “commitments.” Commitments are relationships of obligation developed over time through the accumulated effect of open-ended actions and responses. The book examines three spheres of social relations (legal relations, intimate relations of care, and work relations) and argues that in each of them oppressive relations are maintained by processes that make a mutual vulnerability invisible and in so doing are able to place it disproportionately on disadva ... More

Keywords: social oppression, vulnerability, commitment, responsibility for justice, care, legal obligation, labor devaluation, social inequality, social reproduction, capital accumulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190498627
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190498627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mara Marin, author
Postdoctoral Associate, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto