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The Resource The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy

The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy

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The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage
Title
The perils of "privilege"
Title remainder
why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage
Statement of responsibility
Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Title variation
perils of privilege
Title variation remainder
why injustice cant be solved by accusing others of advantage
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Language
eng
Summary
"Privilege--the word, the idea, the j'accuse that cannot be answered with equanimity--is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public speech to casual conversation, "Check your privilege" or "Your privilege is showing" are utilized to brand people of all kinds with a term once reserved for wealthy, old-money denizens of exclusive communities. Today, "privileged" applies to anyone who enjoys an unearned advantage in life, about which they are likely oblivious. White privilege, male privilege, straight privilege--those conditions make everyday life easier, less stressful, more lucrative, and generally better for those who hold one, two, or all three designations. But what about white female privilege in the context of feminism? Or fixed gender privilege in the context of transgender? Or weight and height privilege in the context of hiring practices and salary levels? Or food privilege in the context of public health? Or two parent, working class privilege in the context of widening inequality for single parent families? In The Perils of Privilege, Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines the rise of this word into extraordinary potency. Does calling out privilege help to change or soften it? Or simply reinforce it by dividing people against themselves? And is privilege a concept that, in fact, only privileged people are debating?"--
Summary
An insightful glimpse into the word “privilege” that has started—and stopped—thousands of conversations, shamed public figures and private citizens alike and further divided the haves from the have nots examines the rise of this word into extraordinary potency
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10559358
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Bovy, Phoebe Maltz
Dewey number
305.5/234
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT635
LC item number
.B68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Rich people
  • Social justice
  • Justice
  • Equality
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Target audience
adult
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why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage
Label
The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy
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nc
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rdacarrier
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn973480779
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250091208
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016044920
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)973480779
Label
The perils of "privilege" : why injustice can't be solved by accusing others of advantage, Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973480779
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250091208
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016044920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973480779

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