Collective Responsibility for OppressionStahl, T. 3-Aug-2017 In : Social Theory and Practice. 43, 3, p. 473-501 29 p.
Research output: Scientific - peer-review › Article
Many contemporary forms of oppression are not primarily the result of formally organized collective action nor are they an unintended outcome of a combination of individual actions. This raises the question of collective responsibility. I argue that we can only determine who is responsible for oppression if we understand oppression as a matter of social practices that create obstacles for social change. This social practice view of oppression enables two insights: First, that there is an unproblematic sense in which groups can bear irreducible collective responsibility for oppression. Second, that there are derived forms of individual responsibility for members of dominant groups.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Social Theory and Practice|
|State||Published - 3-Aug-2017|
- OPPRESSION (Psychology), SOCIAL norms, SOCIAL injustice, RESPONSIBILITY, SEXISM, collective responsibility, oppression, social injustice, social norms, social practices