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Not Quite Not Agents of Oppression: Liberative Praxis for North American White Women

LYDIA YORK

in Planetary Loves

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780823233250
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823233250.003.0012

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

Not Quite Not Agents of Oppression: Liberative Praxis for North               American White Women

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This chapter makes strong claims for identity in the context of white women seeking to become agents of social change. It argues that anti-oppression work requires learning the real force as well as the falsity of binary logics. Spivak's analysis of the soulmaking process for colonized and colonizing women is an invaluable tool to aid in the liberation of white women from their gendered oppression and addiction to unearned privilege.

Keywords: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; identity; white women; social change; anti-oppression; soulmaking; binary logics

Chapter.  7055 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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