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The Epistemology of Resistance
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The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and the Social Imagination

José Medina

Abstract

This book explores the epistemic side of oppression, focusing on racial and sexual oppression and their interconnections. It elucidates how social insensitivities and imposed silences prevent members of different groups from interacting epistemically in fruitful ways—from listening to each other, learning from each other, and mutually enriching each other’s perspectives. Medina’s epistemology of resistance offers a contextualist theory of our complicity with epistemic injustices and a social connection model of shared responsibility for improving epistemic conditions of participation in social ... More

Keywords: oppression, resistance, epistemic injustice, shared responsibility, complicity, insensitivity, racism, sexism, homophobia, silence, imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199929023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929023.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José Medina, author
Vanderbilt University

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