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Analyzing Oppression$
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Ann E. Cudd

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195187434

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195187431.001.0001

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 Oppression: The Fundamental Injustice of Social Institutions

 Oppression: The Fundamental Injustice of Social Institutions

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(p.3) 1 Oppression: The Fundamental Injustice of Social Institutions
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Analyzing Oppression
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DOI:10.1093/0195187431.003.0001

This chapter examines the use of the concept of oppression in political and philosophical discussions, and theories that attempt to explain it. From the genealogy of the concept, a general description of the harm of oppression and a set of paradigm cases are formulated. From a survey of theories that attempt to explain oppression, a set of questions that should be answered by a theory of oppression, and a survey of possible methodologies to employ in answering those questions are developed. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   modern liberalism, Marx, Mill, conceptual disorders, social injustice

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