Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848130296 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.95 ISBN: 9781848130289 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Undoing Privilege

Unearned Advantage in a Divided World

Bob Pease

Undoing Privilege

Bob Pease

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240 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2010  
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848130296 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.95 ISBN: 9781848130289 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only
For every group that is oppressed, another group is privileged. In Undoing Privilege, Bob Pease argues that privilege, as the other side of oppression, has received insufficient attention in both critical theories and in the practices of social change. As a result, dominant groups have been allowed to reinforce their dominance.

Undoing Privilege explores the main sites of privilege, from Western dominance, class elitism, and white and patriarchal privilege to the less-examined sites of heterosexual and able-bodied privilege. Pease points out that while the vast majority of people may be oppressed on one level, many are also privileged on another. He also demonstrates how members of privileged groups can engage critically with their own dominant position, and explores the potential and limitations of them becoming allies against oppression and their own unearned privilege.

This is an essential book for all who are concerned about 
Contents
Part 1. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations
1. Oppression, Privilege and Relations of Domination
2. The Matrix and Social Dynamics of Privilege

Part 2. Intersecting Sites of Privilege
3. Western Dominance and Colonialism
4. Political Economy and Class Elitism
5. Gender Order and the Patriarchal Dividend
6. Racial Formations and White Supremacy
7. Institutionalised Heterosexuality and Hetero-privilege
8. Ableist Relations and the Embodiment of Privilege

Part 3: Undoing Privilege
9. Challenging the Reproduction of Privilege from Within
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