Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781842772256 Published September 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $72.95 ISBN: 9781842772249 Published September 2002 For sale in North and South America only

Becoming an Ally

Breaking the Cycle of Oppression

Anne Bishop

Becoming an Ally

Anne Bishop

Distributed for Zed Books

192 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781842772256 Published September 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $72.95 ISBN: 9781842772249 Published September 2002 For sale in North and South America only
This book, published in Europe and USA for the first time, looks specifically at addressing oppression in people. By narrowing the focus, Anne Bishop again raises a number of questions concerning where oppression comes from. Has it always been with us as a part of ‘human nature’? What can we do to change it? What does individual healing have to do with the struggles for social justice? What does social justice have to do with individual healing? Why do members of oppressed groups fight each other, sometimes more viciously than their oppressor? Why do some who experience oppression develop a life-long commitment to fighting oppression, while others turn around and oppress others?
Contents
1. Why Write a Book about Becoming an Ally?
2. Step 1: Understanding Oppression - How did it come about?
3. Step 1: Understanding Oppression - How is it held in Place?
4. Step 1: Understanding Oppression - The Personal is Political
5. Step 2: Understanding Different Oppressions
6. Step 3: Consciousness and Healing 7. Step 4: Becoming a Worker in Your Own Liberation
8. Step 5: Becoming an Ally
9. Notes on Educating Allies
10. Step 6: Maintaining Hope
Glossary
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