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Single Idea 21135

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 1. Social Power]

Full Idea

Groups can be oppressed in seven different ways: by violence, marginalisation, powerlessness, cultural domination, exploitation, stigmatisation, neglect of interests, and lack of egalitarian ethos.

Gist of Idea

There are eight different ways in which groups of people can be oppressed


report of Andrew Shorten (Contemporary Political Theory [2016], 08) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

Shorten,Andrew: 'Contemporary Political Theory' [Palgrave 2016], p.218

A Reaction

[my summary of Shorten's summary] These headings seem to overlap somewhat. It strengthens my growing view that if one builds a political philosophy around the supreme virtue of respect, then all of these modes of oppression are undermined.